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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Hi there, I’m David Kinnane.
Principal Speech Pathologist, Banter Speech & Language
Our talented team of certified practising speech pathologists provide unhurried, personalised and evidence-based speech pathology care to children and adults in the Inner West of Sydney and beyond, both in our clinic and via telehealth.