Dear readers,

This fortnight we have some delightful new picture books to share with you, as well as another exciting book giveaway!

Happy reading everyone and Happy New Year! 📚

From the Better Read Kids team.

NEW PICTURE BOOKS
THIS IS A GIFT FOR YOU
Emily Winfield Martin
PICTURE BOOK

Like a wrapped gift, life's every day moments are precious. From a feather, to a hug, to a sunset, this book captures these gifts within its pages to remind readers how much they are loved, and how incredible this world we share is.

Josh Pyke & Ronojoy Ghosh
PICTURE BOOK

It started with a seed, and that seed was me. And, over time, laughter filled my garden... A heartfelt celebration of family, community and the seasons of life, to cherish and to share. The official story chosen for ALIA National Simultaneous Storytime 2022.

LITTLE BEAR
Richard Jones
PICTURE BOOK

On Monday, a boy finds a polar bear in his garden... only, this polar bear is so small he can fit in the palm of the boy's hand. "Are you lost, Little Bear?" the boy asks. "Can I help you?"
Day by day the bear grows - and so does their friendship - until the boy realises that it's time for the bear to go home. 

Brendan Wenzel
PICTURE BOOK

 Inside Cat is just that: an inside cat. But while the cat's life is bound by the walls of an unusual house, it's far from dull.
As the cat wanders, wonders, stares, and snacks, roaming from room to room and place to place, cat and the reader discover worlds and sensations beyond what's right in front of them.

ALEX & ALEX
Ziggy Hanaor & Ben Javens (illus.)
PICTURE BOOK

This book introduces ideas of gender neutrality and tolerance of difference. Neither character is identified as a boy or a girl, and the activities that each one enjoys is a mix of traditional ‘boy’ and ‘girl’ things. Charming, stripped back illustration illuminates the shared human experience.

Julie Paschkis
PICTURE BOOK

This book is a collection of paintings made up of words, creating a wordy universe. Each page contains a question to be answered with the words that lie within. What happens when words and pictures coexist in such a way, bump into one another, are in constant conversation?

THE BOY AND THE ELEPHANT
Freya Blackwood
PICTURE BOOK

The boy lives in a city, where everything is fast and loud. But amidst the bustle and the noise, the boy has a secret... In the overgrown lot next to his apartment building, deep within the green, he has a friend.

But one day progress arrives, bringing with it plans for something new, and the boy must find a way to save his friend before it's too late...

Laura & Philip Bunting
PICTURE BOOK

Hey, wild thing! Are you about to start school? Then it’s time to get set for your wildest adventure yet. Follow this simple guide and you’ll learn everything you need to know. The familiar and much loved animals from previous Bunting tales guide you from starting the day just right (mmm, GumFlakes) to first day jitters, meeting teachers, making friends, lunch time, home time and all the things in between!

BOOK GIVEAWAY

Win a copy of the children's primary fiction novel, 'Dragon Skin' by Karen Foxlee.

To enter, just answer in 30 words or less what your dragon would look like and why! Submit all entries to our email kids@betterread.com.au

Looking for more?
Are you looking for a reading recommendation for a great kid in your life? Are you a children's author or illustrator wanting to get involved in our events programme? Does your school want to change up its after-school or holiday care activities?

Contact our Better Read Kids team at kids@betterread.com.au with any enquiry at any time! Anabelle is more than happy to help.