Reading for the Heart and Mind

The WA Branch of the Children’s Book Council of Australia has launched a series of five videos looking at how reading can help children – from early childhood all the way through to young adults.

Reading for the Heart and Mind explores the topics of: Reading to Children, Imagination, Curiosity, Resilience and Self-Acceptance. The series highlights incredible Western Australian children and YA authors and their books, including titles from the CBCA Notables and Shortlist.

Mental Health advocate and award-winning author of the Being You is Enough series, Josh Langley, teams up with CBCA WA Branch Secretary and avid book lover, Kris Williams, to present this insightful series.

Under each video you’ll find a list of books featured and links to further reading and more resources. 

Reading for the Heart and Mind is an initiative by the Children’s Book Council of Australia WA Branch, the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, Lotterywest and Healthway with the message Go for 2 & 5.

Reading to Children

Imagination

Curiosity

Resilience

Self-Acceptance