Picture books

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Picture books for children – reviews
Bashful cats and lonely ponies stalk the pages of this month’s choices

Imogen Carter

01, Apr, 2024 @8:00 AM

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Bear Snores On review – characterful creatures learn the importance of home
Fun songs and exciting immersive touches delight children and adults alike in a lively picture book adaptation from actor Cush Jumbo and Katy Sechiari

Lyndsey Winship

31, Mar, 2024 @1:00 PM

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Picture books for children – reviews
A fantastical celebration of dim sum, Tim Hopgood’s update of a 19th-century poem and a feline sleuth in a hoodie tracks down a missing bird

Imogen Carter

23, Jan, 2024 @9:00 AM

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The best Australian children’s books of 2023: Alice Pung, Davina Bell, Sean Avery and more
From picture books to young adult novels and nonfiction, one teacher-librarian picks her favourite reads

Shannon Wong-Nizic

10, Dec, 2023 @2:00 PM

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The best children’s and YA books of 2023
From a bear who stockpiles dreams to a sisterhood of knights via a tiger sea captain, our critics pick their favourite titles for children and young adults

Imogen Carter Kitty Empire and Fiona Noble

10, Dec, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Best children’s books of 2023
Dream-seeking bears, a pancake-making lion, an ingenious guide to rewilding and more

Imogen Russell Williams

07, Dec, 2023 @7:30 AM

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Picture books for children – reviews
Benji Davies returns with more coastal charms, lonely animals find acceptance – plus Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s tale about a toddler

Imogen Carter

16, Oct, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Charity launches award and database to encourage diversity in children’s books
Inclusive Books for Children survey found that two thirds of ethnic minority parents struggle to find representative books to read their children

Ella Creamer

14, Sep, 2023 @10:56 AM

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Picture books for children – reviews
A joyful introduction to the power of art, plus doggy-popping delights and a Julia Donaldson jaunt

Imogen Carter

25, Jul, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Picture books for children – reviews
Rose Tremain and JJ Bola become the latest novelists to turn their hands to writing for young children with tales about a magical metal bird and a boy overcoming his anger

Imogen Carter

02, May, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Jill Barklem’s family find the tree that inspired her Brambly Hedge tales
The children’s author was famed for her intricate illustrations and the site in Epping Forest that inspired her – thought lost to storm damage – has been located still standing

Sarah Shaffi

04, Apr, 2023 @11:32 AM

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Return of the Grinch: sequel to Dr Seuss classic will hit shelves before Christmas
How the Grinch Lost Christmas! will take place one year on and see the green grouch try to prove he has grown to love the festive season

Sarah Shaffi

24, Feb, 2023 @11:20 AM

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