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This page is for recommendations for the under-5s. They can be read-alouds, read-alongs or read-alones.


Title
Author/Illustrator
Publisher
Synopsis
Comment/Links
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A Bit Lost
Chris Haughton
Walker Books
With the earnest assistance of his new friend Squirrel, Little Owl sets off in search of his mummy, and meets a sequence of other animals. Yet while one might have his mummy’s BIG EYES, and another her POINTY EARS, they are simply not her.
Which of his new friends will lead him back to his mummy?
Reviewed at The Book Chook
Susan Stephenson, aka BookChook
For All Creatures
Glenda Millard/Rebecca Cool
Walker Books
For all creatures - the great and the small, the winged and the walking, the singing and the silent - we are thankful.
Reviewed at The Book Chook
Susan Stephenson, aka BookChook
Good Night, Sleep Tight
Mem Fox/Judy Horacek
Scholastic
Bonnie and Ben have a favourite babysitter whose much-loved nursery rhymes ensure a wonderful whimsical world before bedtime.
This children's picture book has all the ingredients needed to become a classic. It has a refrain kids will love to repeat: 'We love it, we love it!' said Bonnie and Ben. 'How does it go? Will you say it again?' It has loved rhymes children will delight in recognising and chanting. It has the most delightful illustrations. And it also has a wonderful male role model in Skinny Doug, a babysitter who knows exactly what children need to hear at bed time. Reviewed at The Book Chook
Susan Stephenson, aka BookChook