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By Bianca Schulze, The Children's Book Review Published: July 7, 2009 What to expect: Science, Animal conservation, Environmental awareness The wonderful Adventures of Riley series is a smooth combination of fiction and non-fiction that is perfect for curious minds, young or old. Riley, who is perhaps 8- or

By Susan Stephenson, The Book Chook Published: June 15, 2009 Two Bloggers travel across the world (via e-mail) to share some of their favourite children's books, and encourage children's literacy. The Book Chook (Australia) visits The Children’s Book Review (USA). Q. What's a chook? A. Here in Australia, it’s

A couple of weeks ago, I went to an independent book store – Politics and Prose – that was hosting author, Graeme Base. He is currently touring the US and Canada promoting his latest book, Enigma. If you have read some of my earlier posts, you will know that I grew up reading and enjoying his books, so to be able to have a book signed for my daughter was a real treat. I introduced myself as a fellow Aussie, gushed a couple of compliments, and then gave Graeme my business card. Which happily led to the following interview, which I hope you will enjoy …

Enigma by Graeme Base Reading level: Ages 5-10 Hardcover: 48 pages Publisher: Abrams Books for Young Readers (September 1, 2008) As someone who doesn't remember many books from her childhood, I still have fond memories of sitting in the playground at school, reading best selling author Graeme Base's Animalia. I