Sunday, August 2, 2009

Book Week

The 2009 theme is beautifully illustrated by 2008 winner, for Requiem For A Beast, Matt Ottley.

Every August the Children's Book Council of Australia brings us Book Week - the longest running children's festival in Australia - specifically August 22nd to August 28th this year. Book Week has been around for 64 years and each year many schools and public libraries from the land down under spend the week celebrating books, in particular Australian authors and illustrators. In a nod to the festival I have decided to blog about one of our own titles each day this month (fingers crossed that I blog each day!) and we have also reduced the prices of all our books by 10% for the whole month.

A lot of time and research goes into selecting the books for our cybershelves. Hours are spent reading critical reviews and poring through lists of the all time greats in children's literature. I am a book nut and think that as cheesy as it sounds the love of reading is one of the ultimate gifts you can give a child. I hope the books in our store reflect this.

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