2022 Standout Picture Books (Australian Edition)

Picture books are just what the doctor ordered ~ a format that even the most exhausted, ADHD-frazzled, tail-end-of-the-pandemic-years child, parent, or teacher can respond to. Condensed liquid sweetness mixed with something substantial to chew on. Like bubble tea, but nutritious It’s been a wonderful year for Australian picture books, but …

Children’s books dealing with death: A Novel Prescription with Shae Millward

THE RABBIT’S MAGICIAN is a children’s book dealing with death. Discover how Shae Millward was inspired by the Law of Conservation of Energy. And how the picture book ended up as a reassuring and heart-warming meditation on love and loss.

GO AWAY, WORRY MONSTER!: A children’s book about anxiety

It can be hard to find a picture book about anxiety that appeals to kids and isn’t too much like a self-help manual. Go Away, Worry Monster! is highly recommended for anyone dealing personally or professionally with anxious kids.