Episode 102: Books for Baby Showers

August 2, 2023

In episode 102 of the Your Kid’s Next Read podcast:

Books for Baby Showers

Do you buy books for the first 12 months or books for a lifetime? Megan and Allison dive into books for baby showers. Plus, Allison is online for Brisbane Writers’ Festival’s WordPlay program, and Megan takes a look at when to switch to independent bedtime reading.

Books we mention

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Bookmail and TBR pile

‘Our Birds: A Celebration of Australian Birdlife’ by Bronwyn Bancroft 

‘Our Bugs: A Celebration of Australian Birdlife’ by Bronwyn Bancroft

‘Who Owns the Clouds’ by Mario Brassard and Gerard Dubois 

‘Monster Island’ by George Ivanoff 

‘Surprisingly Sarah’ by Terri Libenson



The Word Play Online program includes a suite of online video resources available on-demand from Term 2 to Term 4, featuring stand-out talent such as Allison Tait (Maven and Reeve) Reece Carter (A Girl Called Corpse), Adam Goodes and Ellie Laing (Back on Country), George Ivanoff (The Survival Guides), and Sami Bayly (How We Came to Be). These online sessions are perfect for classroom use. The Word Play sessions are available on-demand from 10 May to 8 December 2023. The Word Play Program is curated by Megan Daley.

Bingo Question

‘One Day’ by Joanna Ho. Illustrated by Faith Pray 

I know…one day, your eyes will glow with the wisdom of stars
A lifetime of love and learning
Lighting up your face
A reminder that you are and always were
Much more than enough. 

‘Kissed by the Moon’ by Alison Lester

‘Before You Were Born’ by Katrina Germein. Illustrated by Helene Magisson

‘Big Love’ by Megan Jacobson. Illustrated by Bec Feiner and full review here

‘Families’ by Jane Godwin. Illustrated by Yael Frankel 

‘Baby Business’ by Jasmine Seymour 

‘This Small Blue Dot by Zeno Sworder and full review here.

‘Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes’ (board book) by Mem Fox. Illustrated by Helen Oxenbury 

‘Dreamers’ by Ezekiel Kwaymullina. Illustrated by Sally Morgan 

‘For All Creatures’ (board book) by Glenda Millard. Illustrated by Rebecca Cool

‘Hello Baby!’ (board book) by Mem Fox

‘Hello Baby’ by Jenni Overend. Illustrated by Julie Vivas 

‘The Very Noisy Baby’ by Allison Lester 

‘One the Day You Were Born’ by Margaret Wild 

‘You Two, You Two’ by Brooke Hill. Illustrated by Elin Matilda Andersson


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Meet Allison Rushby, the third member of #teamyknr. Find out about Allison and her books here.