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Back from holidays but missing these two munchkins way too much!
So well behaved, I can't even... 😍
More than happy to babysit you two so Mummy and Daddy can go out for a date night! #LittleReads
IG @geraldineread #GeraldineRead #EurasianKids #BabySitterForHire #StillHaventWipedADirtyBum πŸ˜‚πŸ‘πŸ»

The Book of the Year awards were announced at midday. We're thrilled with the choices, particularly @van_t_rudd and @maxinebeneba winning the Crichton Award. This award was established to encourage new talent and we think these two have it in spades! Well done everyone πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ #bookoftheyear2017 #bookawards2017 #cbcabookweek2017

Thank you @littlereads.au for such lovely words πŸ’•

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'The Sisters Saint-Claire' is such a favourite in our house. It's a beautifully presented hardcover with a matte linen cover and the watercolour illustrations are dainty and detailed. My girls love searching the market scenes for little background vignettes and of course they love the story of the mouse sisters. .
The author is Carlie Gibson, a Canberran like me, and she has crafted such lovely tale with beautiful rhythm and rhyme to the text. The idea that 'great things can come from the smallest of us' is such a sweet moral for children to learn. I just wish mine wouldn't test it out with gigantic squeals when I'm trying to make the dinner or chat on the phone with my mum! #greatthingscanbequiettoo #mumlife #littlereads

We reviewed the Let's Draw series by Sachiko Umoto on our blog + wow, how easy it was to learn! πŸ– And if your kid loves books + crafts, join us this Saturday for Story Time at 11 am! #littlereads #littlestorytime

Highly recommend each of theses! One of them might just be extra special to me. #ourellie #ellietheelephant #bookstagram #littlereads

Berenstain Bears, how I love thee! My childhood collection from the 80s (at just $1.95 a pop!) is our current read-aloud obsession. The introductory prologues are perfect and the life lessons are great reminders for children and adults alike. #kidlit #littlereads #berenstainbears

Have you checked out our new Insta home? Come and see what we're serving up over at @littlereads_ πŸ’• I'd love to reconnect with you over there! Cx #imissmytrinketeers #letsbefriendsagain #littlereads

Monday morning presents ☺️ thanks babes 😘 @lllallan #monday #littlereads

A book is a book, no matter how small.
#tinybooksmatter #smallbooks #littlereads #childrenslibrary

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If you've snapped a pic of your little one reading, I would love you to share it to our #littlereads hashtag so I can see it and do a little "squeeeee!" just like when I saw this pic! Miss Mia, your reading spot is so girly and divine! What a fabulous little bookworm ambassador you are πŸ’• @missmia_and_me

We've been having heaps of fun in school library sessions investigating the shortlisted books for this years' CBCA Early Childhood Book of the Year award. The winner will be announced on Friday and there are so many fabulous contenders - have you checked them out yet? #bookweek2017 #shortlistedbooks #ilovemyjob #littlereadsrecommends

1990 Hardbound The House at Pooh Corner by A.A.Milne. Now this is one treasure to keep! #vintage #earlyedition #pooh #aamilne #weekendread

It's #loveyourbookshopday πŸ’• our faves are @harryhartogbookseller and Book Face. Online booksellers may have some advantages but nothing beats a good browse on the bookshelves! Where are your favourite 'bricks and mortar' book shops? I'm making a list of places to visit on our travels 😊 #nothingbeatsabookshop #bookshoplove #littlereads

These two...besties since day one. Autocorrect wanted me to change that to 'beasties' and that's not far from the truth either. But honestly, they're full of fun, inseparable and completely devoted to each other. Or at least devoted to giggling and running amok together. These chicks, my chicks, make me so proud and I couldn't love them more. It's my aim in life to make sure they learn as much as possible, travel as widely as possible, love and be loved as fully as possible and to always remember to be kinder than necessary. Plus, I do think they should read allllll the things. #BeKindMovement #sisterslove #tryeverything #littlereads

The #BeKindMovement is taking Insta by storm today. It was @misskyreeloves idea and we reckon it's a beauty, as she is, both inside and out. This is from 'Today I Feel, an alphabet of feelings' by Madelena Moniz which is a lovely book for talking with little ones about allllll the feelings, not just the few obvious ones that we tend to talk about with them.
My eldest needs all the help she can get to understand the world and the way people work within it. She's sharp as a whip, clever as a fox and about as subtle as a sledgehammer. It's occasionally a real downer of a combination and so we constantly talk about putting the things she wants to say (or ask) through the 'kindness filter'. Slowly but surely she is starting to understand that sometimes it's kind to say nothing and sometimes it's kind to say the thing that comes hardest of all. She loves this illustration and, it's funny, she identifies as the big white 'abominable snowman' and talks about kindness sitting on her shoulder and whispering in her ear. Like the little boy in the picture is her 'kindness conscience'! Cool huh? She may be six but she sees the world in her own way. We use books like this to help teach her but also to learn from her. You've gotta love that, hey?! #kindnessmatters #itscooltobekind #thekindtribe

Are you struggling to get through this week?
Take inspiration from Kevin the Koala. Kevin is too scared to do anything different or try anything new, until one day he is forced to and he discovers a whole new world of possibility and adventure.
This book is a BIG favourite in our house. It encourages my active boys to face their fears, take risks and be brave (mostly while I hide my eyesπŸ™ˆ)
Do you need to be brave this week? Do you draw inspiration from a children's book?

So excited that @oh.ivy has the gorgeous Jennifer Cossins books in store! Did you know the collective noun for hippos is.... have a guess and I will let you know a bit later tonight! #collectivenounnerd #tasmanianartist #ohivyanimals

#tuesdayfeels ...and this is when we're on holiday! It was a busy one today and I accidentally scraped Nanna Reads' car on the security gate which was a bit rubbish πŸ€¦πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ #holidayscanbehard #needaweektorecover #littlereadswisdom

Berenstain Bears, how I love thee! My childhood collection from the 80s (at just $1.95 a pop!) is our current read-aloud obsession. The introductory prologues are perfect and the life lessons are great reminders for children and adults alike. #kidlit #littlereads #berenstainbears

Highly recommend each of theses! One of them might just be extra special to me. #ourellie #ellietheelephant #bookstagram #littlereads

We absolutely love this version of 'Row Row Row Your Boat' by @matt_shanks because Aussie animals are pretty much the best. We loved our visit to @lonepinekoala sanctuary today and in all my years I've never seen koalas so active! The girls were amazed and I found my new spirit animal (check our stories for a pic). We are super glad we have this book with us to read again tonight. #havebookswilltravel #littlereadsrecommends #rowrowrowyourboat #couldntseethecroctoday

Did you see our stories yesterday? Our @mycornerpantry delivery held all these brilliant books πŸ™ŒπŸΌ Can't wait to share more about this little lot! #bookhaul #bookstack #littlereadsrecommends

I had a heap of fun reading and reviewing these pirate books today. It was cold and wet so, of course, I baked something delish and ate almost the whole thing πŸ™Š More on the books soon and for the strawberry and pistachio flapjacks recipe, head to @mylovelylittlelunchbox - it was SO good! #booksandsnacks #piratebooks #littlereadsrecommends

β€’ read β€’ afternoon tea on a sunny Sunday πŸ’•β€’ jasmine tea cake with strawberry frosting (recipe coming soon), and We Found a Hat, by Jon Klasson β€’ Jon Klassen is fast becoming one our favourite children's book authors! His books are witty and entertaining (for parents as well as kids), and this one had us all giggling! β€’ @walkerbooksaus #jonklassen #wefoundahat #kidsbookstagram #kidsbookswelove #littlereads #bakingblog

This is a Serious Book by Jodie Parachini β€’β€’β€’ A delight! The narrator attempts to keep the book serious, but the animals have other plans. A perfect introduction to opposites, too. #kidlit #picturebooks #bookstagram #littlereads

πŸ“šBookish PSA: Kate DiCamillo's Mercy Watson series is *still* on sale for $2/book at target.com. Mercy is the buttered toast-loving swine child of the Watsons who's always into just a bit of mischief. The series has short chapters, bright illustrations and hilarious (and consistent) characters to perfectly introduce chapter books to young children. 🐷 "Just one more chapter!" at bedtime is easily done! #kidlit #mercywatson #childrensbooks #littlereads

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