02 April 2009

Celebrate! It's International Children's Book Day

IBBY reports that 2 April is International Children's Book Day. HOORAY!
Since 1967, on or around Hans Christian Andersen's birthday, 2 April, International Children's Book Day (ICBD) is celebrated to inspire a love of reading and to call attention to children's books.
What better way to celebrate than to showcase our wonderful April books.

The Winds of Heaven by Judith Clarke

When Fan was little she dreamed of magical countries in the far away blue hills. As she grew up she dreamed of love, and the boys came after her one by one by one.

Something More (Girlfriend Series Book 11) by Mo Johnson

'Just remember, Isla, when you're searching for happiness, it knows all the best hiding places.'

Big Sky (Girlfriend Series Book 12) by Melaina Faranda

Cow-wrangling, crocodiles, campfires, silent tears and stolen kisses all unfolding beneath the big sky over the dramatic Kimberley landscape.

Maralinga - the Anangu Story by the Yalata and Oak Valley Communities with Christobel Mattingley

'Maralinga - the Anangu Story is our story. We have told it for our children, our grandchildren and their children. We have told it for you.'

Magic Beach (big book) by Alison Lester

The gorgeous and much-loved Magic Beach - in BIG BOOK format!

100 years of Petrol Power by John Nicholson

How Australia entered the Age of Oil, and became reliant on petrol and diesel to power planes, trains and automobiles.

Something for all manner of readers. Here's to celebrating Mr H. C. Andersen's birthday with a book. Good reading to you all. Hurrah!

1 comment:

Mike said...

The Maralinga book is a stunner! A fantastic tribute to the community and a revealing history of not only the people themselves, but of white Australia's role in shaping their lives, not always for the better. And in the case of nuclear testing on Aboriginal lands, very much for the worse. I think what I enjoyed about Maralinga is the way the book tells both that focussed community story and the big picture.