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"One World, Many Stories"

The Children’s Book Council of Australia is back this year with its annual Children’s Book Week slated on August 20 to 26. Founded in 1945, this non-profit organization aims to promote quality literature to young Australians, support local writers and illustrators, and celebrate outstanding contributions to Australian children’s literature through the Book of the Year…

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“One World, Many Stories”

The Children’s Book Council of Australia is back this year with its annual Children’s Book Week slated on August 20 to 26. Founded in 1945, this non-profit organization aims to promote quality literature to young Australians, support local writers and illustrators, and celebrate outstanding contributions to Australian children’s literature through the Book of the Year…

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In Defense of Book Readings

“Breathing, stopping, lingering on a certain phrase, giving a certain sentence enough breath. If you can do it properly the audience will listen to you. Read the work properly and introduce it properly, and I suppose the result of that is that someone might read your book.” Colm Toibin, as quoted in the New York…

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Where The Wild Things Listen to Music

I didn't read Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak as a child. But when the movie came out last year to much fanfare, I decided to check out the book, and loved it. And it is always wonderful to find a children's book which is just as captivating to both children and grown-ups….

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How To Draw A (Good-Looking) Penguin

I like penguins. I think they're cute! Until today, though, I thought it was pretty tough to draw a penguin. But today, just an hour ago in fact, I found an adorable, very useful tutorial by children's book author Oliver Jeffers on how to draw a penguin! It's from the Children's Books section on the…

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Highlights from AFCC 2011, day 1!

Hullo, folks! Wendy and I are currently attending the Asian Festival of Children’s Content 2011. The name isn’t an overstatement– it really is a festival of authors, illustrators, publishers, bloggers, and other super-multi-talented people coming together to discuss their passion for children’s literature. Yesterday was an amazing first day. One of the day’s highlights for…

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Let Them Read Cake

…Wait, what? Dear friends, today’s blog post is special because it combines the two things closest to my heart: reading, and cake. This afternoon’s Twitter feed yielded this delectable treat, from the site Cake Wrecks.  These pictures are anything but wrecks though. Such beautiful cake! Can’t imagine having to cut them, though. Which one is…

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50 Picture Books Every Child Should be Read

  Hullo, kids (or parents of kids)! When I was a child, my dad used to read me stories before bedtime each night.  He read me mythological stories and fairytales and sometimes even snippets from Indian epics–all of which, I believed until now, constituted a childhood rich in narrative. But aha! Until now, I said….

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