Books Needed

At FSPS, we are hoping to grow a library of beautiful children’s books and need your help to do so. These will fill our shelves and will be available for women to come and use at any time to read to their growing bump or the baby in their arms. We will have comfortable chairs, nibbles and drinks available and baby change facilities so a Mama can stay as long as she likes.

Books Needed

It is never too early for a mother to begin reading to her child. We know that more than a quarter of the first 1000 days will occur before the baby is born, and the health and habits a woman develops during pregnancy will be foundational for the ongoing wellbeing of the child. The baby will begin to hear their mother’s voice from about 25 weeks of pregnancy so will learn to love the sound of being read to even before birth. 

Our focus will be children’s books, both in board book style and with paper pages so that little ones can experience books in their different forms. We would love a wide range included in our selection - see below for some ideas of favourite authors and titles. 

Favourite Authors:

  • Lynley Dodd – eg. Hairy Maclary
  • Dr Seuss – eg. Green Eggs and Ham
  • Mem Fox – eg. Possum Magic, Where is the Green Sheep
  • Nick Bland – eg. The Very Cranky Bear series
  • Kate Knapp – eg. Ruby Red Shoes series
  • Aaron Blabey – eg. Pig the Pug series
  • Alison Lester – eg. Kissed by the Moon, Magic Beach
  • Pamela Allen – eg. Who Sank the Boat, Shhh!! Little Mouse
  • Graeme Base – eg. Jungle Drums, Uno’s Garden

Ways to contribute to our library:

  1. Source any preloved children’s books from your collection in excellent condition and post to us or arrange local drop-off. 
  2. Purchase books new and post them to us or arrange local drop off. 
  3. Donate through our website and specify it is for our book appeal and what author or title you would like to be purchased on your behalf (optional). 

Postal Address:

11/251 Crawford Street Queanbeyan NSW 2620

Local Drop Off:

Please email to arrange a suitable time for drop off or collection.