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Nonfiction Picture Book Wednesday: One Day on our Blue Planet . . . In the Antarctic

If you shouldn’t fall in love with a book by its cover . . . how about its end pages? Because these are truly stunning! The front pages feature all of the animals you might find above the ice in Antarctica and the final end pages reveal many of the creatures who live below the Antarctic waters. 206 more words


Book review: Sophie Scott Goes South, by Alison Lester

Lester, Alison. Sophie Scott Goes South. Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, 2012. $17.99. Unp. ISBN 9780544088955. Grades 2-5. 157 more words

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Five books for kids who love horses

Here are five books for children who love horses:

1. Black Beauty by Anna Sewell

Written in the mode of an autobiography, Black Beauty recounts the story of  a horse’s life in 19th century England. 364 more words

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Alison Lester's picture books

Feature image: Original illustration by Alison Lester

Alison Lester is an Australian author and illustrator.  She has published over 25 children’s picture books. Alison grew up on a coastal farm in Victoria, which is reflected in her picture book illustrations and stories. 248 more words

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One Small Island

by Alison Lester and Coral Tulloch

Synopsis: Macquarie Island lies in the Southern Ocean, between Antarctica and New Zealand.  A speck of green in the vast, windswept sea, it is a haven for many creatures that live above and below the waves. 165 more words


Are we there yet? A journey around Australia

Living up to its name, this exhibition, curated by Books Illustrated, has been exhibited in many venues around rural and urban Australia, and also overseas in Japan and Taiwan. 254 more words

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Good Art is …Child’s Play

Order was restored in Melbourne today after yesterday’s excitement! (see last post and Twitter etc #BorderForce!)

Time for my Saturday recharge at the NGV at the glorious… 195 more words