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In practice, it has been found that educational resources like story books, often fall short of representing such gender equity. In respect to this, a study titled ’Gender Equity in Early Childhood Picture Books: A Cross-Cultural Study Of Frequently Read Picture Books In Early Childhood Classrooms in Australia and the United States", investigated the nature of gender representation in children’s literature in eight early learning centres in Australia and the United States. The following article provides information on the Research, Data Analysis, Research Findings, What Services Can Do and more. 

An Australian researcher Dr Helen Adam, has warned that classic and popular children's stories could be harmful to children as they fail to portray diverse characters. 

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library in Australia is a free book gifting program. Each month children who are registered will receive free age-appropriate books till the age of five years old.

Dr Seuss’s six books will no longer be published as those are accused of being racist to some particular communities. The books include And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street (1937), McElligot’s Pool (1947), If I Ran the Zoo (1950), Scrambled Eggs Super! (1953), On Beyond Zebra! (1955), The Cat’s Quizzer (1976). Critics said the books contain language and imagery that is outdated or offensive and strictly racist.

The e-safety Early Years Program has been designed to support and improve online safety for children.

The National Centre for Australian Children’s Literature has produced a new Resource that celebrates children’s books by and about Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

Children's Health Queensland has developed a range of storybooks for children on natural disasters and viruses including storms, floods, fires etc. The stories are designed to help children cope during emotionally distressing events.

From January 30 nationally as part of Big W’s Free Books program, an eight-part series of Wiggles books will be given away for free each week

From 19th September, Big W has announced they are giving away free children's books over 8 weeks with a different book to collect each week.

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