Cat And Hat Two Rhyming Words That Lead to A
The Cat in the Hat was written by Dr Seuss (pen name of Theodore (Ted) Geisel) and this book came about by chance.…
The Success Of An Unhappily Married Woman
I enjoy browsing through opportunity shops as we call them here in Melbourne. I think they are called charity or thrift…
Best Books for Kids By Australian Authors
I have had the privilege to read some of the best books for children. Many of them are classic books for kids because…
Bible Stories for Kids
I was introduced to Bible Stories as a young child. It was assumed that the Bible had a place in every home and families…
Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel And the
Don't you just hate the feeling you get when the book you're enjoying so much is about to end? The pages which you…
Can I Read My Stephen King Books?
I have not read any Stephen King novels. I have tried reading a couple but could not get into them. His books are horror,…
Childrens Books Articles (40)
Doctor Seuss books
I have two very young children and they absolutely love Doctor Seuss books! As a result, my husband and I love Doctor Seuss books. I've heard the argument that they are not that good, from an educational point of view and I can understand this because there are a heap…
By:  in  Book Reviews  >  Childrens Books   Mar 20, 2011  
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Puffin Books the Best Loved Children’s Publisher In the World
Puffin Books is the children’s book division of Penguin Books one of the most influential publishers in the world today. Puffin Books was founded in 1940 in the United Kingdom and is the largest British publisher of children’s books. They also publish books from other English speaking countries. Their distinctive…
By:  in  Book Reviews  >  Childrens Books   Oct 26, 2014  
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Classroom Collections to Meet Your Needs - Bookworm Central
Bookworm has been providing customized book fairs as fundraisers for public and private schools in the greater Northern Virginia area for over 20 years. They will even go as far as Southern Maryland and Washington DC. Bookworm Central began in the founder's basement in Fairfax, VA, and has evolved into…
By:  in  Book Reviews  >  Childrens Books   Jan 16, 2014  
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Harry Potter Got Me Reading
Harry Potter is a fantasy series of seven books written by J.K. Rowling. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix Harry Potter and…
By:  in  Book Reviews  >  Childrens Books   Oct 20, 2014  
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The Success Of An Unhappily Married Woman
I enjoy browsing through opportunity shops as we call them here in Melbourne. I think they are called charity or thrift shops in other places. I have over twenty shops on my regular visiting list. I have picked up some fantastic books people have donated for sale. Titles that were…
By:  in  Book Reviews  >  Childrens Books   Oct 31, 2014  
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You Have to Stop This
WARNING: This review contains spoilers. In order to give parents a good idea if this book is appropriate for their child, I need to give away a few things. Now for the review... In this fifth (and supposedly final) book of the Secret series, a class field trip turns bad…
By:  in  Book Reviews  >  Childrens Books   Dec 06, 2011  
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Why Children Need Books
You Can Give Your Child the Gift of Reading Fortunate are the children who have parents who read to them. Giving a child the gift of reading begins in the first months of life. The way you value books and reading will be handed onto your child. Your actions will…
By:  in  Book Reviews  >  Childrens Books   Nov 08, 2014  
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Book Lists for Children Of Books They Can't Put Down
In Australia, a nationwide campaign is held every September to encourage Australians to discover the pleasure of reading books. Called ‘Get Reading’ the campaign is an Australian Government initiative developed through the Australian Council for the Arts. The books are not limited to Australian books though they are well represented.…
By:  in  Book Reviews  >  Childrens Books   Oct 27, 2014  
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An Emperor's New Clothes Situation
One of the ways to get an insight into human behavior is through stories. There are great traditions of storytelling in most societies. The stories that are repeated from generation to generation give an insight into ourselves that we internalize and hopefully retain and use to evaluate what is happening…
By:  in  Book Reviews  >  Childrens Books   Oct 17, 2014  
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World's Number One Story Teller
I went to the local library yesterday to see what Roald Dahl books were on the shelf. Dahl is the creator of some of the best-loved children’s books of the twentieth century. He was born in Cardiff in 1916 and died in Oxford on November 23, 1990. I managed to…
By:  in  Book Reviews  >  Childrens Books   Nov 08, 2014  
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Aesop's Fables Little Sugar Coated Pills Of Wisdom
Do you know the story of the hare and the tortoise? The story where the tortoise wins the race and the hare that was too confident about his running loses. How did you react to his sneering of the plodding tortoise? I felt he was heading for a fall! The…
By:  in  Book Reviews  >  Childrens Books   Oct 31, 2014  
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Book Review: The Book Thief By Markus Zusak
Parents, this book review contains spoilers. But you don't have time to read the book yourself anyway, right? That's why you're reading this review. You need to be able to tell at a glance whether or not The Book Thief is appropriate for your child. So let's get started... Description…
By:  in  Book Reviews  >  Childrens Books   Dec 15, 2011  
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Classic Children's Stories
Every year thousands of books are published but they don't become classic books for children. Very few of them survive more than one printing or reach classic status. By this, I mean a book that is known by at least two generations of children. It is a book parents remember…
By:  in  Book Reviews  >  Childrens Books   Oct 17, 2014  
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Australia’s Home Grown Favourite Children’s Books
In June 2013 “Get Reading “ the Australian Government initiative to get Australian’s to read for pleasure set out to find the 100 favourite Australian books. It was an Australia wide survey and people responded through Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and through the ‘Get Reading’ website. There were more than…
By:  in  Book Reviews  >  Childrens Books   Oct 27, 2014  
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The Enid Blyton Phenomenon
Enid Blyton was born in East Dulwich, a suburb of London, on the 11 August 1897. She died in 1968 aged 71. She is one of the world’s bestselling children’s authors having written over 700 titles. Her books sell worldwide. It is estimated her sales are over 400 million copies.…
By:  in  Book Reviews  >  Childrens Books   Oct 11, 2014  
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Can I Read My Stephen King Books?
I have not read any Stephen King novels. I have tried reading a couple but could not get into them. His books are horror, fantasy and science fiction genres which I don’t enjoy reading. However, he has written one of the most enjoyable books I have read in the past…
By:  in  Book Reviews  >  Childrens Books   Nov 08, 2014  
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A Wimpy Kid is the New Harry Potter
Another book series has entered the best-selling books list and there are more to come. When a nine-year-old boy says, he has read eight books of the series ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid in four weeks it is a sign to check these books out. Although I was aware of…
By:  in  Book Reviews  >  Childrens Books   Nov 01, 2014  
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Children's Classic Books Are The Perfect Gift
For a child's birthday, everyone wants to get the perfect birthday present that will not only be fun, but educational as well. There are few gifts, however, that are perfect for both children and adults. Selecting one of the many children's classic books available is one gift idea that is…
By:  in  Book Reviews  >  Childrens Books   Aug 01, 2012  
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The Wind In the Willows: A Review
The Wind in the Willows was written in 1908 by Kenneth Grahame and for me it is the best children's book of all time. It is a classic children’s book, never out of print, with numerous editions. It has been adapted for television, film and stage. Many high profile actors…
By:  in  Book Reviews  >  Childrens Books   Oct 18, 2014  
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Cat And Hat Two Rhyming Words That Lead to A Best Seller
The Cat in the Hat was written by Dr Seuss (pen name of Theodore (Ted) Geisel) and this book came about by chance. As usual there was an argument about how to teach young children to read. The books being used were regarded as unsuitable. The arguing still goes on…
By:  in  Book Reviews  >  Childrens Books   Nov 08, 2014  
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Best Books for Kids By Australian Authors
I have had the privilege to read some of the best books for children. Many of them are classic books for kids because they are handed down through the generations. As a teacher librarian, I had access to many of the best books to read to children available and to…
By:  in  Book Reviews  >  Childrens Books   Nov 08, 2014  
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Do You Want to Write for Children?
I told an acquaintance of mine that I thought writing for children must be very satisfying. He was amazed at my comment. For him, authors wrote for children because they were not good enough to write for adults. I thought this was an incredibly unenlightened comment. But writing for children…
By:  in  Book Reviews  >  Childrens Books   Oct 23, 2014  
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The Famous Five Series to Hit the Movie Screens Again
The theatrical rights to the ‘Famous Five’ series by Enid Blyton have been acquired by the UK production company ‘Working Title.’ The ‘Famous Five’ are Julian, Dick, Anne, George (short for Georgina) and Timmy, the dog. The books have been best sellers for 70 years. Another ‘Famous Five’ movie is…
By:  in  Book Reviews  >  Childrens Books   Nov 08, 2014  
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Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel And the Power Of Sequels
Don't you just hate the feeling you get when the book you're enjoying so much is about to end? The pages which you could hardly wait to read are getting fewer and fewer, the characters who's everyday encounters amused you so much are taking their last steps in untangling the…
By:  in  Book Reviews  >  Childrens Books   Dec 07, 2012  
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The World Of Children’s Books is Changing
‘Publishers Weekly’ is an influential weekly American publication. Its targeted audience is publishers, literary agents, librarians and booksellers. Today it is also available online. It has been published continuously since 1872. Its tagline is “The International News Magazine of Book Publishing and Book Selling” There are 51 issues a year.…
By:  in  Book Reviews  >  Childrens Books   Nov 08, 2014  
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The Importance Of Fairy And Folk Tales
Fairy Tales are more than ancient stories passed down from generation to generation. Thousands of tales are written and published every year. Humans love stories. Fairy tales began as an oral tradition. The best of them survive today. During the fifteenth sixteenth and seventeenth century fairy tales were written down.…
By:  in  Book Reviews  >  Childrens Books   Oct 28, 2014  
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Boys Books Stereotypes And A Horrifying Statistic
A disconcerting number of boys are reluctant readers. They prefer playing sport, video games and with tablets. Many of our boys will be unprepared for the new world order. It is estimated that one-third of boys in Australia do not have adequate reading skills. Some of the reasons presented for…
By:  in  Book Reviews  >  Childrens Books   Nov 08, 2014  
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Phonics for Kids - Help Your Child Read And Write Better
My book: Phonics for Kids: Help Your Child Read and Write Better was written because I wanted to inform parents, teachers and caregivers of young children about the process of learning to read. This book is a reading resource intended for: Parents of children with reading difficulties Parents who want…
By:  in  Book Reviews  >  Childrens Books   Oct 24, 2014  
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Magic Faraway Tree Series to Be A Feature Film
Enid Blyton is a much-loved English author with a volume of work that would be near impossible to match. The rights to her work have been made available to various people. Another of her series, The Magic Faraway Tree is being filmed at present. It will follow the latest ‘Famous…
By:  in  Book Reviews  >  Childrens Books   Nov 08, 2014  
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Inspirational Books For Your Kids
Finding that perfect gift for your child is not always easy. Each child has his or her own interests. They usually spent their time in playing some type of games. One perfect gift that gives a thrill to any child is a personalized book. Personalized books enable the child to…
By:  in  Book Reviews  >  Childrens Books   Mar 13, 2013  
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Beatrix Potter is one of the best selling children's authors of all time. She was born in Kensington,…
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The awarding of medals for excellence in children’s literature is to encourage authors and artists…
Hans Christian Andersen is well loved around the world for his contribution to children’s literature.…
The Kate Greenaway medal acknowledges the importance of illustration in children's books. I enjoy…

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