recommended reading for ages 2-7


How does a wombat celebrate Christmas?

Jane Fagan | 11 Dec 2019 | 2012

written for ages 2-7 | recommended

He keeps it simple!

Do animals have feelings?

Jane Fagan | 7 Aug 2019 | 1980

written for ages 2-7 | highly recommended

Rose's dog is jealous of a cat.

Country grandfather learns to love city life

Jane Fagan | 3 Jul 2019 | 2019

written for ages 2-7 | highly recommended

Faith, love, the environment and resilience

Who says fun can't be dirty?

Jane Fagan | 26 May 2019 | 2006

written for ages 2-7 | highly recommended

Harry thinks bathing is overrated.

An imaginative child doesn't need toys to have fun

Jennifer Minicus | 2 Apr 2019 | 2013

written for ages 2-7 | recommended

Jack is a creative little boy.

Book Reviews
Author of over 200 books publishes again

Jane Fagan | 21 Dec 2018 | 2018

written for ages 2-7 | recommended

A new addition to a well-loved series

Book Reviews
Peter Rabbit: why it is still one of the greats of children's literature

Paul Wells | 10 Sep 2018 |

written for ages 2-7 | highly recommended

Some books never lose their appeal.

Buried treasure discovered

Jane Fagan | 30 Apr 2018 | 2016

written for ages 2-7 | highly recommended

A recently found manuscript of Beatrix Potter is finally published.

Two brilliant picture books

Susan Reibel Moore | 20 Oct 2017 |

written for ages 2-7 | highly recommended

Sophie Masson is one of Australia's gifted authors.

Grandmother bridges generation gap

Jennifer Minicus | 2 Jun 2017 | 2016

written for ages 2-7 | recommended

Henry likes to take his time.

Why not just read the original version?

Jon Dykstra | 26 May 2017 | 2007

written for ages 2-7 | recommended

A worthwhile abridged classic

The power of patience

Jon Dykstra | 18 May 2017 | 2013

written for ages 2-7 | highly recommended

Good things are worth the wait.

Art comes to life in this picture book

Jon Dykstra | 26 Apr 2017 | 2012

written for ages 2-7 | recommended

A fun and educational book for youngsters ages 5-8

Dogs track stolen cake

Jon Dykstra | 28 Mar 2017 | 2007

written for ages 2-7 | recommended

A picture book full of puzzles and mazes

Wordless book enables preschoolers to tell their own story

Jon Dykstra | 16 Mar 2017 | 2011

written for ages 2-7 | highly recommended

A Caldecott winner from 2011

Fairies take up residence in local garden

Jane Fagan | 1 Jan 2017 | 2007

written for ages 2-7 | highly recommended

A beautiful fantasy picture book.

This book is sure to become a bedtime favorite

Jennifer Minicus | 22 Nov 2016 | 2016

written for ages 2-7 | highly recommended

An adorable story about a child's evening routine

Horse captures cattle rustlers

Jennifer Minicus | 1 Nov 2016 | 1996

written for ages 2-7 | recommended

A lesser-known book by a renowned author

A tribute to A.A. Milne

Susan Reibel Moore | 26 Oct 2016 |

written for ages 2-7 | highly recommended

Pooh at 90 still enthralls!

I have nothing to wear!

Jennifer Minicus | 18 Oct 2016 | 2011

written for ages 2-7 | recommended

A picture book for budding fashion designers

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