Book reviews by kids, for kids: Hotdog by Anh Do

Book reviews by kids, for kids: Hotdog by Anh Do

Hotdog is the first book in a new series by super talented author, actor and comedian Anh Do. Released in November last year, it was given to Miss T for Christmas and was soon devoured. Title character Hotdog is a lovable sausage dog who, along with his friends Lizzie...

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Book reviews by kids, for kids: Monster books

Book reviews by kids, for kids: Monster books

Monsters aren't as scary as they used to be. It's lovely to see a wide selection of books available to kids featuring colourful, fun and cheeky monsters who are more like funny friends than scary ones found hiding under a bed. I was lucky to be involved in the first...

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Book reviews by kids, for kids: Kitchen Disco

Book reviews by kids, for kids: Kitchen Disco

Have you ever spotted a book cover that made you smile and you knew you just had to buy it? That's how I felt when I first saw Kitchen Disco. The sight of a banana DJing on the cover (spinning a Bananarama album) and the bright rainbow colours of the font instantly...

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Book reviews by kids, for kids: Hipster Harry Counts

Book reviews by kids, for kids: Hipster Harry Counts

Hipster culture doesn't seem to be dying down. A new generation of kids are asking where the marshmallow is with their babycino. Enter Harry, the new hipster kid on the block. Hipster Harry is the star of debut children's book 'Hipster Harry Counts' by Melbourne's...

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Book reviews by kids, for kids: Splat the Cat

Book reviews by kids, for kids: Splat the Cat

I'm always interested to see what comes home in Miss T's school library bag each week. Friday is library day and she loves choosing her own book to bring home, usually with some help from her lovely school librarian. However this term I've noticed a trend. The same...

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Book reviews by kids, for kids: Enchanted Forest

Book reviews by kids, for kids: Enchanted Forest

Colouring-in is a favourite activity in our house for Miss T (age 5). Our walls are adorned with daily masterpieces and the ink in our markers is running dry. At the other end of the scale, adult colouring-in is all the rage. Books of beautiful mandalas are being...

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Book reviews by kids, for kids: Hooray for Fish!

Book reviews by kids, for kids: Hooray for Fish!

Hooray for Fish! is one of my regular go-to books - not just for reading to the tornadoes but also for gifting to friends with very young kids. Written and illustrated by Lucy Cousins (the creator of Maisy) it's a fun read and the illustrations are bright and friendly...

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Book reviews by kids, for kids: Amazing Machines

Book reviews by kids, for kids: Amazing Machines

Mr TT is obsessed with race cars, trains and anything with wheels that goes fast and is noisy (just like him). His three favourite books of the moment come from the Amazing Machines series - Dazzling Diggers, Terrific Trains and Tremendous Tractors. These three books...

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Book reviews by kids, for kids: The 52-Storey Treehouse

Book reviews by kids, for kids: The 52-Storey Treehouse

More than one million copies of the Treehouse series of books have been sold in Australia and New Zealand. Kids go nuts for these books and interest doesn't seem to be waning with each release more popular than the last. Beginning with The 13-Storey Treehouse  in...

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