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Our interview today is with the lovely Lucy Green, a mum of two who runs her own coaching business - @brandnewmum
She spoke to us about her daughters’ favourite books, why she thinks Britta Teckentrup is super talented, and how she loved The Jolly Pocket Postman as a child.

You can read the full interview on our site. Link in bio 👆👆👆 @brandnewmum helps women find their confidence and figure out how to have a career they love which fits with their family life. If this sounds of interest then make sure you check her out (links in interview).

✨ “Silent night, holy night...”⁣

The words to this sweet Christmas carol have been lovingly and skillfully illustrated in this new picture book by Lara Hawthorne. I was excited to add it to my collection this weekend! 😍⁣

What song-to-book adaptations would you recommend? ✨ ⁣

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MR WILLOWBY’S CHRISTMAS TREE by Robert Barry 📚🎄 This is certainly not a new Christmas books but it was one of our favorites last week. My twins have been opening a Christmas book every day and it has been so fun watching them rediscover old favorites. 📚 Mr Willowby’s story is a circular story full of sweet illustrations, cozy Christmas scenes, fun animals and, of course, a Christmas tree that becomes a Christmas tree for many. 🎄 This is our #aReadaDay for this month’s Holiday theme (tag yours to share too!) and our #picturebookoftheday - make sure to pop over to @myboredtoddler for another fun picture book selection.

2018 Favorite picture books...
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There were so many amazing new picture books in 2018. Here are my Top 6. Let me know your favorite new release in the comments!
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Hello Lighthouse by Sophie Blackall
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Julian is A Mermaid by Jessica Love
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Yellow Kayak written by Nina Laden, illustrated by Melissa Castrillon
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Time For Bed, Miyuki written by Roxane Marie Galliez, illustrated by Seng Soun Ratanavanh
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Everything You Need For A Treehouse written by Carter Higgins, illustrated by Emily Hughes
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You’re Snug With Me written by Chitra Soundar, illustrated by Poonam Mistry
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Well day 10 has arrived and we continue our Christmas book reading adventure.
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Today we join young Kathleen as she waits for the arrival of the Christmas Tea and Sugar train. This delightful picture book provided us with a little insight into how kids in the Aussie outback experience Christmas. I also love sharing a Christmas book with my kids that is set in summer rather than winter. *
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Tea and Sugar Christmas by JaneJolly and illustrated by Robert Ingpen. Published by NLA Publishing
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Ezra is a zebra who doesn’t want to be a zebra anymore. He is sore and tired and he doesn’t know any other zebras so he feels lonely too. Instead he wants to be a racehorse because they are big and strong.

One day Ezra comes up with a plan. He paints himself so that his stripes disappear and he looks just like a regular horse. He walks around town and nobody recognises him or notices him. This is just what he has always wanted – not to stand out – but he soon realises that being just like everyone else doesn’t make him happy either.

He sits down with his friend Lindsay the llama and he tells her exactly how he feels. Wise Lindsay explains that the things that make him different are the things which make him special. People love him just the way he is and although it might be tough sometime he should wear his zebra stripes with pride.
This lovely book was written especially for children who are living with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, a rare genetic condition with wide-ranging symptoms. However this specific condition isn’t referenced within the story so it could be used to help any child who is struggling with illness, low self esteem, loneliness or a significant life change.

The rhyme flows really well so it’s lovely to read out loud and the illustrations do a great job of bringing to life the emotions Ezra is experiencing.

All proceeds from the sale of this book go to Ehlers-Danlos Support UK, a registered charity which supports and advises those living with EDS.

Buy it now: https://www.ehlers-danlos.org/products/ezras-extraordinary-stripes/

Love this sweet book about a little girl who finds a reindeer’s collar in the woods❤️
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Themes 💫 Winter, Christmas
Ideas 💡Make your own peek-through illustrations!
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#whatsakidtoread #christmas #winter #reindeer #christmaseve @simonandschuster @simonkids @nicolakillendraws

On day 9 of our Christmas book advent we travelled back in time to the 1840s where the royal family started a new Christmas tradition. Prince Albert made the Christmas tree the centre of the Christmas celebrations and it wasn’t long before everyone else followed their example. *
Queen Victoria’s Christmas by Jackie French and Bruce Whatley. Published by Angus and Robertson, an imprint of @harperkidsau *
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We're still enjoying our book advent calendar. You can still enjoy a story when your ill unlike the chocolate one which is getting forgotten about this weekend.
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This is a gorgeous introduction to the nativity for young children. Much like the popular "That's not my" series, each page has textured elements. The text is kept to a single line per page. .
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Everyone knows what lions are like. They’re big and fierce and they love to chomp on any animals which come their way. Right? Well what if that that’s not the case? What if that’s just a stereotype and all lions are individuals, just like people?

Meet Leonard. Leonard is a lion and he’s not fierce at all (except when he’s protecting his friends). He likes poetry, thinking important thoughts and having long intelligent conversations with his pal, Marianne the duck.

When Leonard and Marianne chance upon a pack of other lions they are mocked and ridiculed. These lions thinks that Leonard is no lion at all. Real lions would have eaten the duck and they certainly wouldn’t sit around watching shooting stars and talking about the universe.

They tell Leonard that if he wants to be a real lion then he has to change. But what if Leonard doesn’t want to?

This is a beautiful story about celebrating your individuality and it encourages children to challenge stereotypes and think about what makes them unique. Leonard is a lovable and inspiring character who teaches kids (and adults!) that you can do anything when you find the courage to stand up and be yourself.

Buy it now: https://amzn.to/2Synn3m

Working with the team @lifeatsage is always a great experience. Our corporate workshops with Freddie Innovate are designed to help ambitious professionals who are searching for more joy and fulfillment in their lives and careers. .
If you have any questions or want to get involved, let us know by putting an emoji below!🤩
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Have you ever wondered what Santa does when it’s not Christmas? Us too, which is why we read this fun picture book for Day 8 of our Christmas book advent.
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What does Santa do when it’s not Christmas? by @heath.mckenzie And published by @scholastic_au *
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Congratulations @taniamccartney on launching your gorgeous new book, Mamie today at @harryhartogbookseller Woden. *
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Mamie is a delightful celebration of the early life of our much loved Australian author and illustrator, May Gibbs. We learn about Mamie’s childhood and her love of drawing, singing, dancing and of course fairies. When she moves from England to Australia Mamie goes in search of new fairy friends in the Aussie bush. It’s not long before her search inspires her imagination and her creativity and the stories and illustrations we know and love were born.
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Mamie by Tania McCartney. Published by Angus and Robertson, an imprint of @harperkidsau
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Best side-eye ever! This copy of Morris’s Disappearing Bag by @rose_mary_wells_ has been in the family for a looong time! Lots of good memories of us mimicking Morris.



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I love this book about a Puerto Rican family and how they bring the Christmas Spirit to their neighborhood. The story is so good and the vibrant illustrations are beautiful.
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Christmas books on Santa, reindeer and elves! Although we don’t believe any of them, we read these books for fun and enjoyment.
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“Little Santa” by the Japanese author Yoko Maruyama is new to us this year. Somehow Kaye connected to this book because in the story, Santa had an ankle injury, just like her dad who suffered an ankle injury a few months ago!
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What books have you been reading this week?
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