SHHH, CHILDREN READING!

“There is something delicious about writing the first words of a story. You never quite know where they’ll take you.”
– Beatrix Potter, English author, natural scientist and conservationist

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This week is Children’s Book Week and the theme for 2013 is ‘Read Across the Universe.’ The Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) president Angela Briant defines this as ‘being brave enough to venture beyond out boundaries and embrace things we may know little about—new thoughts and cultures, imagines and real worlds’. An important part of the celebrations is the awarding and recognition given to the most outstanding books written for children in the last twelve …

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