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Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Pick of the Web, 9 March 2010

Welcome to a little something I'd like to inaugurate on Kids Book Review - a Pick of the Web you can skim through each week- featuring fascinating bits and pieces I find here and there, that I'd like to share.

From interviews to articles to reviews, you'll find some great picks here every week.

If you have a story you'd like to share on KBR, let me know by emailing here!

An Interview with Storyteller, Francie Dillon at The Book Chook
Having struggled as a reader growing up, Francie Dillon can relate to the complexities and barriers that may hinder a child’s interest and desire to read. As a parent, she also knows the demands and struggles of raising a family. Read more...

National Simultaneous Storytime 2010 at ALIA
National Simultaneous Storytime is a campaign organised by the Australian Library and Information Association, in which a picture book, written and illustrated by an Australian author and illustrator, is read simultaneously to children in a variety of venues around Australia. Read more...

Self-publishing: Why I self-publish my books at The Creative Penn
I have been getting a lot of emails recently about self-publishing, so I just wanted to clear up a few points! I also wanted to smooth relations between traditional publishing and the growing indie author movement. I don’t think these two are mutually exclusive – they are on the same continuum. There is room for all of us. We are all bonded by the love of books and reading. So here is my own perspective. Read more...

Travel Stories for Children at Family Travel Resources
We love to read and we love to travel. So we've searched high and low for high quality, stunningly illustrated children's books that will inspire a child to want to read more, and explore often. Some books are specific to air travel, some are magical or make-believe travel, all are about children taking a trip, having an adventure or discovering an exotic land... even when that exotic land is the unexplored natural environment all around us. Read more...

Best Children's Books 2009: The Big List of Lists at Chicken Spaghetti
A roundup of 'best of" lists and children's literature prizes for books published in 2009. Read more...

The Magic of Storytelling at The Book Chook
A baby is never too young to hear stories. Even before birth parents can establish a bedtime story telling or book reading routine. Baby will respond to the rhythm of the words, and the expression in your voice. Read more...

Jumping Off the Page with Social Reading at The Reading Zone
As a sixth grade teacher, I meet many students who immediately profess their hatred of reading to me on the first day of school. While I do everything I can to draw a passion for reading out of them, nothing is more powerful than the recommendation of a friend. Read more...

Share a Story - Shape a Future
Welcome to our annual blog tour for literacy. Through this event, we hope to build a community of readers, by sharing ideas and encouraging each other. Share a Story ~ Shape a Future is, as the name suggests, an opportunity to share ideas, encourage each other, and spread the word about children's literacy. Read more...


  1. Thanks for the mention Tania! I appreciate it. You have some great links there.

  2. Pleasure, Joanna! Love your work. :)


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