The Children's Book Review | 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 10-years-old, visits unique locations
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 – thatwas 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 ledto the following interview, which I hope you will enjoy …
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
Working in a Washington, DC children's book store regularly reminds me that I am not, in fact, an American. It's not really because people sometimes ask me if I am from Boston (please come back cute Australian accent!), but rather because of the books people