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BOOK INSPO: Waiting by Kevin Henkes

A simplistically beautiful story for young readers that reminds us all about about the importance of practicing patience and seeking pleasure in the simple wonders around us.

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BOOK INSPO: Winter’s Child by Angela McAllister and Grahame Baker-Smith

Winter’s Child is a magical story about the seasons and friendship, where young readers are taught about the process of letting go and the inevitably of change.

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LEST WE FORGET: Teaching children the values of the ANZACs

Today is ANZAC day. Here are two children’s ANZAC books to help teach the values of those who have fought for our country over the years.

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BOOK REVIEW: Float by Daniel Miyares

A young boy goes outside to play with his paper boat when suddenly it starts to rain. He sends the boat soaring through puddles and flying down the street … but what happens next?

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BOOK REVIEW: The Adventures of Beekle, The Unimaginary Friend, by Dan Santat

Winner of the 2015 Caldecott Medal and magically illustrated with imagined creatures, this book is a beautiful and gentle reminder to take action despite fear, and to slow down and appreciate every...

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BOOK REVIEW: This Is Sadie by Sara O’Leary and Julie Morstad

This is Sadie tells of Sadie’s imagined adventures where she can live under the sea and fly with wings, encouraging littles readers to use their imaginations and dream their own dreams too.

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Swamp Juice: Laughs Galore in a Swamp Like No Other

Bunk Puppet’s brand new shadow puppet show ‘Swamp Juice’ at the Ipswich Art Gallery impressed with laughter, magic and creativity for all ages. Read our review here.

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BOOK REVIEW: Something Wonderful, by Raewyn Caisley & Karen Blair

Something wonderful is a delightful tale of the endless possibilities of a child’s imagination.

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BOOK REVIEW: The Bear and the Piano, by David Litchfield

Go on a journey of discovery with a bear that explores the big city, but ultimately finds happiness right at home.

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BOOK REVIEW: You’re Here for a Reason, by Nancy Tillman

You’re Here for a Reason is a heart-warming story of good deeds and kindness in an interconnected world.

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BOOK REVIEW: Hattie Helps Out by Jane Godwin, Davina Bell and Freya Blackwood

Hattie Helps Out follows the delightful antics of young girl desperate to help prepare for a birthday party.

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BOOK REVIEW: Olive the Alien, by Kate Saunders

Join Archie as he investigates whether his baby sister is actually an alien from another planet.