We promised. Now here it is: our favourite non-fiction books for late talkers, preschoolers and young school-aged kids!
Over the years, all of these books have won at least one rave review from the toughest of critics: our clients.
- How Things Work by Martyn Bramwell and David Mostyn (Usborne)
- The Usborne Book of World History
- Stephen Biesty’s Cross-Sections Castle (Dorling Kindersley)
- The Macmillan Visual Dictionary
- More Tell Me Why by Arkady Leokum (Hamlyn)
- The Usborne Big Book of Things to Spot
- The Great Dinosaur Search by Rosie Heywood (Usborne)
- Tell Me When? (Chancellor Press)
- Ships, Sailors and the Sea by Caroline Young, John C. Miles and Colin King (Usborne Beginner’s Knowledge)
- The Dangerous Book for Boys by Conn Iggulden and Hal Iggulden (HarperCollins)
- Cobuild Primary Learner’s Dictionary (Collins)
- Horrible Geography Perishing Poles by Anita Ganeri (Hippo)
- The Children’s Picture Atlas (Usborne)
- Flight (Dorling Kindersley)
- Scary! Sharks by Valerie Davies and Elise See Tai (Scholastic)
- How Things Work: Cranes, Dump Trucks, Bulldozers and other Building Machines by Terry Jennings (Kingfisher)
- Questions and Answers by Horace Elmo (World Distributors)
- How to play Footy (Australian Rules) by Carrie Hutchinson (McPhee Gribble Publishers)
- First Experiences: Going to the Doctor by Ian Smith (QED Start Talking)
- The Little Scientists Guide by Jaclyn Crupi (Alicat)
- The Order of Things by Barbara Ann Kipfer (Random House)
- Usborne First Book of Nature
- The Book of Which (Kingfisher)
- Horrible Science: Frightful Flight by Nick Arnold and Tony De Saulles (Scholastic)
- Time by Gallimard Jeunesse and Jean-Pierre Verdet (Moonlight Publishing)
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Banter Speech & Language is owned and managed by David Kinnane, a Hanen- and LSVT LOUD-certified speech-language pathologist with post-graduate training in the PreLit early literacy preparation program by MultiLit, the Spalding Method for literacy, the Lidcombe and Camperdown Programs for stuttering, and Voicecraft for voice disorders. David is also a Certified PESL Instructor for accent modification.
David holds a Master of Speech Language Pathology from the University of Sydney, where he was a Dean’s Scholar. David is a Practising Member of Speech Pathology Australia and a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist (CPSP).