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Spring-Inspired Reads

Forget spring cleaning, we'll be spring reading this season! As Spring approaches after one chilly winter, here are ten of our favourite reads, new and old, to read with your littles and brighten up your September days. Flower Power Labradors by Allison Langton Flower Power Labradors! Come with me to shake their paws. Black and… Continue reading Spring-Inspired Reads

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The Value of Bookshops

For some time local businesses have found themselves diminishing thanks to large shopping chains and online retailers. Local bookshops are no exception to the rule. In Stranger Things season three, town members protest against the '80s consumerist shift to the one-stop-shop and cultural sphere: the shiny new shopping centre. These days, shopping centres have been… Continue reading The Value of Bookshops

Middle Grade Book Club

Middle Grade Book Club Term Two Wrap-Up

The Mad Hatters Middle Grade Book Club is made up of four kids aged 9 – 12. Every fortnight during the school term we explore both fiction and non-fiction targeted towards kids in upper primary school. We cover a range of genres and writing styles to broaden their variety of reading material as well as… Continue reading Middle Grade Book Club Term Two Wrap-Up

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Our Favourite Baby Book Gifts

We've compiled a list of our favourite books for baby shower or newborn gifts. From board to picture books, humourous to sentimental, fiction to poetry, our top picks reflect a diverse range of titles we adore. Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth by Oliver Jeffers Well, hello. And welcome to this Planet.… Continue reading Our Favourite Baby Book Gifts

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Middle Grade Book Club Term One Wrap-Up!

The Mad Hatters Middle Grade Book Club is made up of four kids aged 9 - 12. Every fortnight during the school term we explore both fiction and non-fiction targeted towards kids in upper primary school. We cover a range of genres and writing styles to broaden their variety of reading material as well as… Continue reading Middle Grade Book Club Term One Wrap-Up!