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Welcome to Picture Book Parents! Check out our Reviews page for loads more book reviews organised according to topic (e.g. Bullying, Divorce, Emotions). We’ll use this blog to let you know when we’ve added a new review, found a new fun resource, or reviewed a book for which we don’t yet have a review list.

It’s Okay to Feel this Way by Sara Biviano

It’s Okay to Feel this Way Sara Biviano Starfish Bay Publishing: 2021 ISBN: 9781760361105 Age: 3+ Reviewed by Viv Young ‘It’s okay to feel this way’ is the reassuring refrain running through this upbeat, colourful book about the broad range of emotions everyone experiences. Most pages explore one feeling but each feeling is carefully paired, so … Continue reading

Follow Your Feelings: Max And Worry by Kitty Black

Follow Your Feelings: Max and Worry  by Kitty Black Illustrated by Jess Rose Affirm Press 2021 Victoria. Australia ISBN:9781922419729 Age range 4-6years “Follow Your Feelings: Max and Worry” by Kitty Black is a story about a little boy, Max, who is very anxious about his Maths work. In the story Max’s worry and self-talk is … Continue reading

Get Ready, Mama! by Sharon Giltrow and Arielle Li

Get Ready, Mama! Sharon Giltrow and Arielle Li EK Books: 2022 ISBN: 9781922539083 Age: 4+ Reviewed by Viv Young A young girl provides instructions for getting a reluctant mum out of bed and ready for work in the morning. This humorous story will have both kids and parents laughing out loud as it parodies the … Continue reading

When I’m Feeling Happy by Trace Maroney

When I’m Feeling Happy By Trace Moroney The Five Mile Press Australia 2005 ISBN 9781741245035 ages 0-4 “When I’m Feeling Happy” by Trace Moroney, describes the feeling of happiness, and the experiences associated with it, as it pertains to one cute, non-gender specific, rabbit character.  It is written in first person with the rabbit’s experience … Continue reading

This is my Dad by Dimity Powell and Nicky Johnston

This is My Dad Dimity Powell (author) and Nicky Johnston (illustrator) EK Books: 2022 ISBN: 9781922539076 Age: 4+ Reviewed by Viv Young Leo is worried about the new show and tell topic about dads at school because he doesn’t know his father, but there is someone else who is cool and courageous to talk about. … Continue reading

The Secret of Sapling Green by Penelope Pratley

The Secret of Sapling Green Penelope Pratley EK Books: 2022 ISBN: 9781925820980 Age: 4+ Reviewed by Viv Young Sapling Green feels uncomfortable sharing her unique green thumbs and as a result is unable to connect with other kids at school. When a storm breaks branches off the schoolyard climbing tree, Sapling finally shares her gift … Continue reading

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