Michael Morpurgo | Welcome Rick Riordan Mem Fox Picture me flat on the floor in a star shape: that’s where I am. I’ve been working for many months with my website designers (massive applause for Enee Solutions) to update the site and make it as friendly and fascinating as possible. I hope you’ll love it. It will be updated every four weeks. I hope you’re having hide-and-seek fun with my latest book: YOO HOO, LADYBIRD! It’s one of the books you can listen to this month. A new book, BABY BEDTIME, is due out in Australia on October 23rd. On Saturday October 19th I’ll be at the annual USBBY convention, in St Louis, Missouri. On Monday evening, October 21st,the St Louis Public Library is hosting a Mem Fox evening, at which I’ll be giving a different speech. In early November I’ll be on tour across Australia for BABY BEDTIME. Wednesday 6th – Saturday 9th November (Adelaide-Brisbane-Sydney-ADL)Wednesday 13th – Saturday 16th November (ADL-Melbourne-Hobart-ADL)Wednesday 20 – Saturday 23 November (ADL-Perth-ADL) In future, this What’s Up?
Isobelle Carmody Sophie Masson's website - Home Jason Fry I’m the author of The Jupiter Pirates space-fantasy saga for young adults, published by HarperCollins. The series begins with The Jupiter Pirates: Hunt for the Hydra, then continues with Curse of the Iris. The third novel, The Rise of Earth, is on the way … with more to come. The Jupiter Pirates is part high-seas adventure and part space-age epic — a saga about a solar system on the brink of war and one family caught in the middle of it. Here’s the elevator pitch: When you’re a privateer, running a starship is a family business. For starters, they have to make a living however they can, all while dodging pirates and Earth’s dreaded warships.
Math 101: A reading list for lifelong learners Ready to level up your working knowledge of math? Here’s what to read now — and next. Math 101, with Jennifer Ouellette First, start with these 5 books… 1. “First published in 1930, this classic text traces the evolution of the concept of a number in clear, accessible prose. 2. “This bestselling book originally published in 1988 remains one of the best introductions to the basics of large numbers, statistics and probabilities with illustrations drawn from everyday life: sports, the stock market, the lottery and dubious medical claims, to name a few.” 3. “Pair Paulos with the just-released How Not to Be Wrong. 4. “Most of us take zero for granted, but there was a time when it simply didn’t exist, until some enterprising Babylonian soul inserted it as a placeholder in Eastern counting methods. 5. “The prose gets a bit turgid at times, and some readers might be deterred by the proofs and equations scattered throughout, but Berlinski has some lovely descriptions and turns of phrases. 1. 2. 3.
Bob Graham - Authors & Illustrators - Welcome to Walker Books Australia Bob Graham has written and illustrated many children’s picture books. He was born in Sydney, and studied at the Julian Ashton Art School. His books are well known for their simplicity and humour, told from children’s perspectives, including “Oscar’s Half Birthday,” “Buffy,” ( Smarties Book prize silver award winner) and “Let’s Get a Pup” ( shortlisted for the 2002 Kate Greenaway medal; winner Boston Globe-Horn book award.) He won the 2000 Smarties Gold medal for “Max”, the 2003 Kate Greenaway medal for “Jethro Byrde,” and the Australian Children’s Book of the Year Award four times. Other titles include “Queenie the Bantam,”( highly commended for the Kate Greenaway medal,) “Dimity Dumpty” and “Brand New Baby.” In 2009 “How to Heal a Broken Wing,” has won the Charlotte Zolotow award, shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Literary Award, and shortlisted for the 2009 Kate Greenaway medal. Books written by Bob Graham Books illustrated by Bob Graham
Jean Craighead George 8 Tips For Creating Great Stories From George R.R. Martin, Junot Diaz, And Other Top Storytellers What the hell is a Story Lizard? In Wonderbook: The Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction (Abrams Books, October 15), Story Lizards join Prologue Fish and other infographic helpmates designed to banish dry textual analysis in favor of a kicking, screaming, slithering approach to storytelling creativity. Author Jeff Vandermeer, a three-time Fantasy World Award-winning novelist who co-directs the Shared Worlds teen writing camp, says "The way we're taught to analyze fiction is to break down and do a kind of autopsy. But I think writers need to be more like naturalists or zoologists when they study story because then you're looking at how all the elements fit together." Enter the Story Lizard, above, illustrated by Jeremy Zerfoss. As Vandermeer tells Co.Create, "A recurring thing in Wonderbook is to think of stories as being more like living creatures than machines." Neil Gaiman. Read on for a sampling of Wonderbook tips about how to craft mind-blowing stories. Tell, don't show Name Wisely
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