The first six weeksTHE FIRST SIX WEEKS

Cathryn Curtin

Experienced midwife Cathryn Curtin has delivered more than 10,000 babies in 40 years. And it was Rebecca Judd, wife of AFL star Chris Judd, who spread the word about the life-changing, sleep-enducing, happiness-creating impact that Cath had on their household. Now, ‘Midwife Cath’ has put all her experience and wisdom down on paper. Cath’s belief is that habits set up in those first six weeks are habits that create long-term, lifelong benefits.

$29.99 from Allen & Unwin


imperfectly perfect child



Boris Vujicic

Nick Vujicic was born with no arms or legs. Like most parents, Nick’s father and mother had no preparation on how to raise a child with a severe disability. In this book, Nick’s father Boris tells the story of what it took to parent such a unique child – one who nowadays travels worldwide and inspires millions via speaking and media appearances. Candidly sharing the mistakes and successes, Boris offers insight and practical advice to any parent raising a child with special needs.

$29.99 from Allen & Unwin


The gutsy girl



Caroline Paul

The Gutsy Girl emboldens girls to seek out a life of adventure and excitement. Once Caroline Paul decided that fear got in the way of the life she wanted – of excitement, confidence, self-reliance, friendship and fun – she went on to y planes, raft big rivers, climb tall mountains and fight fires. Now she shares her greatest escapades as well as those of other girls throughout history and offers engaging activities to build confidence. Fully illustrated, The Gutsy Girl is about the glorious things that happen when you unshackle from fear and open up to exhilaration. For ages 10 to adult.

$19.99 from Bloomsbury


honeymoon sistersTHE HONEYMOON SISTERS

Gwyneth Rees

When Poppy’s mum announces they’ll be getting a foster-child, she isn’t expecting Sadie Moon. Sadie Moon is the new girl at school and she’s hard as nails, cold as ice and tougher than a tiger. Sadie and Poppy may not like each other, but their mums are sisters. But now Sadie’s mum’s disappeared, her dad’s in prison and Poppy’s mum is treating her like a long-lost daughter. How can Mum fall for Sadie’s sweet-as-honey act when Poppy knows all too well what she’s really like? Real world, real girls, real emotion for ages 9-11.

$14.99 from Bloomsbury




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