Thursday, February 08, 2007
Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Dr Belle Alderman has been appointed Member of the Order of Australia for her services to children's literature as a researcher and mentor to emerging writers and illustrators.
Dr Alderman developed and now manages the Lou Rees Archives for Australian Children's Literature.
"It enables authors, illustrators, writers, publishers and others to have a place they can direct people to come and do research," she said.
"We have people from all over the world that visit the Lou Rees Archives."
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Evidence | Here be proof of reading to aid the fading memory of the writer!
I have long appreciated Marita's knowledge of children's and young adult literature and enjoy her posts to various Australian listservs including a_ya . In this blog, an online reading log, Marita reviews and writes about books she has read.
Monday, January 22, 2007
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
The website has competitions for teachers (i presume only in the US) and activities for children.
The Publisher's Weekly site has an article "The Cat in the Hat Turns 50…With a Bang" detailing the history of the classic children's book.
I've been holidaying in the sun so I missed the Costa Awards Announcement. The full list is available at
Of the Children's Award Winner Set in Stone by Linda Newbery the judges commented: " a novel of intrigue and deception. Newbery's landscape is a joy to walk into."
My "Books to read" list is growing exponentially!
Wednesday, January 03, 2007
Riveting Reads 6-8 by Prue Goodwin
ISBN 9781903446355 · December 2006
£7.50 (SLA Members £6.00) ·
For children learning to read, the years between their sixth and ninth birthdays are the most important and the most exciting. Adults want to provide support, but children who are discouraged or bored by the books they are offered can quickly become reluctant to read. The books in this collection have been selected principally to provide enjoyment and a rich and varied choice. Full bibliographical information is given for each title.