Please help yourselves to the book chats provided here.

They originally come from the resource: Talking about books, which instead of updating, we decided to simply put on-line as individual items.

The list will be added to from time to time, to provide more up-to-date literature, so please continue to visit.  Parents may find these book chats particularly helpful in stimulating conversation with their young child.


Alexander's Outing

Alfie gets in first

Along came Toto

Angelina and Alice


Arthur Sets Sail




Bertie and the Bear

Boris and Borsch

Bunyip of Berkley's Creek

Caterwaul Capers



Clive Eats Alligators

Come away from the water, Shirley

Come by Chance

Creatures in the beard

Dear Bear

Dinner at Margritte's

Dinosaur Encore

Dinosaur Roar!

Doing the Garden

Don't forget the bacon

Each Peach Pear Plum

Edward the Emu

Fancy that!

Felix and Alexander

Five minutes peace

Franklin in the dark

Franklin is bossy


Going shopping

Goodnight Owl


Greetings from Sandy Beach

Guess what?

Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy

Hairy Maclary's Bone

Harvey Slumfenberger's Present

Hattie and the Fox

Have you seen who's just moved in next door to us?

Having a picnic

Herbert and Harry

Hurry up, Franklin!

I can build a house

I went walking

I wish I had a pirate suit

I won't go there again

I'm Taggarty Toad

In the Tall Tall Grass

Isabella's Road

It's My Birthday

Jennifer and Nicholas

John Brown, Rose and the Midnight Cat

Just like that

King Change-A-Lot


Let's go home Little Bear

Looking for crabs


Mr Archimede's bath

Mr Grumpy's outing

Mr McGee and the blackberry jam

Mr McGee goes to sea

Mr McGee

My Brother John

My cat likes to hide in boxes

My friend whale

My Grandma lived in Gooligulch

My hippopotamus is on our caravan roof getting sunburn

Night Noises

Oh, Kipper

Oi!, Get off our train!

Once a jolly postman

One dragon's dream

One hungry spider

One moonlit night

One Odd Old Owl


Our Granny

Peace at last


Possum in the house

Possum magic

Prince Cinders

Princess Primrose



Rosie's walk 

Rumpus at the Vet


Sebastien lives in a hat

Shoes from Grandpa


Spot goes to the farm

Spot stays overnight

Spot's first walk

Sun, Sea, Crab and Me


Terrible Tuesday

The Bad-tempered Ladybird

The beast in the bathtub

The cats of Tiffany Street

The circus

The dinosaur who forgot her birthday

The doorbell rang

The giant jam sandwich

The lighhouse keeper's lunch

The lighhouse keeper's rescue

The little mouse, the red ripe strawberry and the big hungry bear

The long red scarf

The Nickle Nackle Tree

The pirate who wouldn't wash

The Rainbow Fish

The Shopping Basket

The Supermarket Mice

The trouble with Dad

The trouble with Gran

The trouble with Mum

The trouble with Uncle

The ugliest dog in the world

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The wind blew

There's a dinosaur in the park

There's a hippopotamus on our roof eating cake

There's a sea in my bedroom

This is the bear and the picnic lunch

Time to get out of the bath, Shirley

We're goin on a bear hunt

Where elephants go at night

Where the forest meets the sea

Where the wild things are

Who sank the boat

Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge

Willy Hugh

Willy the Wizard


Winnie the Witch

Wombat stew

You'll soon grow into them Titch

Coming Soon

New Oracy packs for emotional literacy, based on early childhood books to help develop the language of feelings.