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By Sylvia Andrews, for The Children’s Book Review
Published: December 30, 2010

Sylvia Andews has authored three children’s books: Butterfly Dreams; Song of Choson; Ivan the Terrible Cat; and If a Horse Can Loose Weight, so Can You! A library degree, Art History degree, and grade school teaching experience have nurtured her love of children’s books and given her an insight into what children like.  She loves horses, and has dogs, cats, birds, fish and a pet opossum.  Her next book is a mystery for teenage girls which takes place in Belize at an archaeological site and of course involves some animals and animal rights issues, romantic themes, and adventure.  Other writing includes Indianapolis Murals, Outside Public Art and Mocha and his Friends, a how-to book about cartooning.

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: December 20, 2010

Each year, there are hundreds of new picture books published for children. Among these hundreds of picture books, there are the good, the not-so-good, and, of course, the terrible-horrible-no-good-very-bad. There’s no point wasting anyone’s time on the latter, so, without further ado, here are The Children’s Book Review’s selections for the top ten picture books of 2010. Each of these books showcase first-class text and exceptional illustrations …

By Faiz Kermani, for The Children’s Book Review
Published: December 20, 2010

A new, fun children’s book urges everyone to save space creatures from extinction.

Amazing space creatures abound around the galaxy, but many are under threat because of industrial pollution, inter-galactic travel, war, hunting and other alien activities. A new book entitled A First Guide to Space Creatures, written by Faiz Kermani, aims to give readers on Earth the opportunity to learn about them and how they can protect their habitats.

The new book is inspired by the famous alien diplomat Ambassador Ticklydung, who has made it his life’s mission to protect space creatures and ensure that every alien gets the opportunity to see them in a more natural environment.

By Davide Della Casa of Popup Pixels, for The Children’s Book Review
Published: December 19, 2010

This Christmas, be charmed by a classic: an enchanting iPad adaptation of the timeless poem “Twas The Night Before Christmas”.

This classic tale has been brought to life through a new animated book experience. The beautiful, original 1912 illustrations by Jessie Willcox Smith have been cleverly and painstakingly animated bringing 21st Century life to this classic poem for children and adults alike. The original typography has also been maintained.