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bob graham's prize-winning picture book home in the rain began as a smudge of pastel colour on a piece of copy paper. "it turned out to be a skyline of hills and then i put some dark cloud over it," he said."i put some trucks on a freeway in there and i decided to put a red car, which looked quite...



debut and self published authors shortlist picks in children's book council of a




two self-published books - including a unique album of typographical art in which every image is made with letters that spell its very name - have cracked the shortlist for information books in the children's book council of australia book of the year awards.spellbound: making pictures with the a...



debut and self-published authors shortlisted in children's book council of austr




two self-published books - including a unique album of typographical art in which every image is made with letters that spell its very name - have cracked the shortlist for information books in the children's book council of australia book of the year awards.spellbound: making pictures with the a...



debut and self-published authors shortlisted in children's book council of austr




maxine beneba clarke (pictured) with illustrator van t rudd received two nods for the patchwork bike.  photo: nic walkertwo self-published books - including a unique album of typographical art in which every image is made with letters that spell its very name - have cracked the shortlist for inf...



the hidden (and not-so-hidden) racism in kids' lit




revisiting a favorite children's book packs a powerful emotional punch. for many mothers and fathers, sharing the books their parents read to them with their own kids, decades later, is one of the highlights of the early years. but oftentimes stories and illustrations that seemed benign in one era b...



comedian peter helliar adds bestselling children's author to credits




the advantage of a celebrity television profile in book publishing has been underlined again with comedian peter helliar's first outing as a children's book author.helliar's frankie fish and the sonic suitcase is the biggest-selling children's book in australia this week, as tabulated by nielsen boo...



comedian peter helliar adds bestselling children's author to credits




the advantage of a celebrity television profile in book publishing has been underlined again with comedian peter helliar's first outing as a children's book author.helliar's frankie fish and the sonic suitcase is the biggest-selling children's book in australia this week, as tabulated by nielsen boo...



kids learn moral lessons more effectively from stories with humans than human-li




toronto, on - a study by researchers at the ontario institute for studies in education (oise) at the university of toronto found that four to six-year-olds shared more after listening to books with human characters than books with anthropomorphic (human-like) animals. the findings are noteworthy sin...



are e-books a waste of money? the surprising winner when it comes to reading




in a win for old-fashioned paper books, new research has found children with access to a range of e-reading devices are less likely to read.the findings will serve as a wake-up call for parents, and schools, who have been quick to buy the expensive devices to boost children's literacy. benji ma...



best interactive book apps




for kids and parents who want to bond over interactive storieswith nick jr. books, parents and kids can have access to a collection of digital books featuring stories from some of the most popular shows on nickelodeon’s eponymous television block for children, including “blaze and the monster ma...



they don’t look for best sellers




among the 100 all-time best sellers in uk, over 90% of them are fiction. ironically, the book list bill gates shared is a totally different story. all the 17 books he recommended are non-fiction and highly related to his career, such as leadership, business or technology .the conclusion is, success...



best audiobook apps




- top 100 daily downloads in book categories ...- best audio book player i found love it”- i love this app, it is great to have so many classic literatures in audio versions...”- i listen to audiobooks while i'm at work, it makes the time go by a lot of faster. all the readers bring something di...



book purchases of liberals and conservatives reveal partisan division




reader preferences for liberal or conservative political books also attract them to different types of science books, according to a new study from researchers at the university of chicago and yale and cornell universities. the result supports observations that the divisiveness of politics in the un...



chinese schoolkids' applause brings indigenous author bronwyn bancroft to tears




beijing: when it was suggested to indigenous australian children's book author bronwyn bancroft that her picture books be translated into chinese, her first thought was the size of the population."being able to take a story, especially the images, to another country that large," she recalls. austral...



ebook sales down 18.7% in the us, 17% in the uk, as paper book sales climb [poll




us ebook sales fell by 18.7% in the first nine months of 2016, while uk sales dropped 17% across the year, reports cnn. there appears to have been a resurgence in reading physical books, where sales grew during the same period.in the uk, sales of physical books and journals went up by 7% over the...



ebook sales down 18.7% in the us, 17% in the uk, as paper book sales climb [poll




us ebook sales fell by 18.7% in the first nine months of 2016, while uk sales dropped 17% across the year, reports cnn. there appears to have been a resurgence in reading physical books, where sales grew during the same period.in the uk, sales of physical books and journals went up by 7% over the...



how to download and read ibooks for iphone and ipad




with ibooks for iphone and ipad you can get almost any book at any time, and carry your entire library in the palm of your hand.updated march 2017: added information about pdfs and ios 10.3.ibooks turns your iphone and ipad into the ultimate e-reader. the ibooks store makes it easy to find and downl...



preschoolers' story comprehension similar for print and digital books




the content of a children's book -- not its form as a print book or a digital book -- predicts how well children understand a story, finds a new study by nyu steinhardt school of culture, education, and human development.the findings, presented on may 1 at the american educational research associati...



chrome extension that gets you the book you want on amazon for free




there are so many resources out there now, including the internet, to educate ourselves, so there really is no excuse for not learning. when shopping for books on amazon, buying can be so easy and convenient. but if you’re hard up and still wanting to boost your knowledge, whether it’s reading a...



chrome extension that gets you the book you want on amazon for free




there are so many resources out there now, including the internet, to educate ourselves, so there really is no excuse for not learning. when shopping for books on amazon, buying can be so easy and convenient. but if you’re hard up and still wanting to boost your knowledge, whether it’s reading a...



chrome extension that gets you the book you want on amazon for free




there are so many resources out there now, including the internet, to educate ourselves, so there really is no excuse for not learning. when shopping for books on amazon, buying can be so easy and convenient. but if you’re hard up and still wanting to boost your knowledge, whether it’s reading a...



10 best comic book apps for android




comic books have been around for a long time. it’s responsible for some of the most magical and amazing stories told in the last century. everybody knows who superman and spider-man are. the movies have done great in the box office as well. as a result, people are reading more comic books. the goo...



10 best comic book apps for android




comic books have been around for a long time. it’s responsible for some of the most magical and amazing stories told in the last century. everybody knows who superman and spider-man are. the movies have done great in the box office as well. as a result, people are reading more comic books. the goo...



life is too short. not every book is meant to be finished. learn about this rule




many people think that once we buy a book, we should finish reading it. when we can’t, we feel kind of guilty. and that unfinished task would stay in our mind for a long time. this is called sunk cost fallacy, which means your decisions are based on previously invested resources. the more you inv...



the scientist in her labyrinths




lab girl  hope jahren  hachette  370 pages; rs 499 there are books that leave an indelible impression because they are beautifully written, and there are books that change the way you look at certain things. the two categories are not mutually exclusive. but it is rare for the same book to check ...