Debbie Hatswell

Debbie Hatswell

Written by in Picture books about Travel and Adventure on

Picture books can inspire a love of travel and adventure in little kids. These are our favourites set in amazing cities of the world or about the adventure of travel.


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Looking for Halloween gifts for kids and wanting something without sugar? We have the answer.... Books! Plus you get to read them aloud together next year.


Written by in Top 10 Picture Books for 5 Year Olds on

Choosing books can be overwhelming as there are so many thousands published every year and it can be hard to know the right book for the right age group. Here are our Top 10 picture books for 5 year olds


Written by in Top 10 books for 4 Year Olds on

All in the name of pre-birthday research, we explore our top 10 picks for 4 year olds


Written by in Top 10 Books for 3 Year Olds on

Ever wondered what the top 10 books for 3 year olds are according to a childrens bookseller? We have the low-down here.


Written by in Top 10 Books for Babies on

Studies show that reading to kids from birth help improve their literacy skills and school outcomes, but what should you be reading to a baby? Here are our favourites.


Written by in Top 10 Books for 1 Year Olds on

So your little one is just starting to take an interest in picture books and wants to turn the pages, lift the flaps and chew on them. Which ones to get?


Written by in Starting School on

In preparation for orientation days and starting school next year we are reading aloud picture books that touch on schoolish things. Here are our recommended books for children that deal with starting school.


Written by in Stress Free Christmas on

With December fast approaching now is the time to be sourcing your books to read aloud for the festive season. Here are our all time favourites to treasure.


Written by in Author Profiles, Giveaways on

We recently enjoyed reading a preview copy of The Alien Zoo... and You! So much we want to share with you this interview with it's author Adrian Beck. Also read on to go in the running for your very own copy!


Written by in Mumpreneur, Working from Home on

For those of you that follow us on Social Media you may have seen us out and about last week at the Monash Business Awards June lunch. As part of being a nominee in their Micro Business category I was invited to speak. Here's what I said...


Written by in Literacy, Reading on

You can imagine my surprise when Master 6 was invited to participate in the Reading Recover program. How is this possible when he has been read to a gazillion times?????


Written by in Bookselling, Mumpreneur, Working from Home on

A competition to win $100 to spend in store at to celebrate the launch of our brand new website! Don't miss this.


Written by in Reading, Stress Free Christmas on

What to be reading aloud to your kids in the lead up to Christmas or better yet what they can be reading and enjoying themselves!


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