Thursday, April 2, 2009

Let's Celebrate!

The Book Chook is celebrating because there are some fantastic choices in the Children's Book Council of Australia Short List. I've loved and reviewed Audrey of the Outback by Christine Harris, have three great Sandy Fussell books in my TBR pile, love Jackie French's books, Tohby Riddle, Chris McKimmie, Bob Graham, Emily Rodda, Margaret Wild, Shaun Tan, Aaron Blabey ... oh, best to go look for yourself.  

My only problem with the list, where is Mem Fox's Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes? I know it was published in 2008, but maybe the publisher didn't recommend it for an award? Sheesh people, what were you thinking! Please consult the Book Chook before omitting The Divine Ms Mem!

And lest you think the Book Chook pays far too much attention to wonderful Australian writers, let me hasten to add that April 2 is also International Children's Book Day. Just another reason to celebrate the magic of reading!

8 comments:

  1. Wow, your site looks so great! I have to figure out how to do those tabs at the top.

    Good for you.

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  2. Amy @ Literacy Launchpad03 April, 2009

    Hey Susan! You've won a blog award. Come stop by my blog to see!

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  3. Thanks Corey! I love being able to have some place to keep material other than the sidebars.

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  4. Thanks, Amy!

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  5. Thanks again Lady J!

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  6. Terry Doherty04 April, 2009

    Susan, This looks SO! great. And I love the widget. Oh, we're talking about books ... sorry. You are so right about Ten Little Fingers, Ten Little Toes. You can never talk about Australian authors too much for me. It really helps expand my horizons.

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  7. Thanks, Terry! It would make life so much easier if there was this big global pool of books that we all had access to! I worry that my North American friends are missing out on some wonderful Australian titles.

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