Posts tagged “children’s books”
October 8, 2013
Triangle Square book The Story of the Blue Planet has been nominated for a UK Literacy Association Book Award!
Nominated for the 7-11 year old category, The Story of the Blue Planet is a tale about how a simple planet of children is changed when an adult comes offering big promises in exchange for the children’s youth. A fantastical adventure, beautifully told, unfolds in this deceptively simple tale.
Tags: 7-11 years old, Andri Snær Magnason, book awards, children's books, icelandic authors, literacy awards, nominated, nominated children's books, Story of the Blue Planet, uk literacy association, UKLA
June 9, 2013What Makes a Baby Toronto Book Launch Sunday, June 9th @ 3pm The Academy of the Impossible 231 Wallace Ave Toronto, ON
Join author Cory Silverberg and illustrator Fiona Smyth on Sunday, June 9th at the Academy of the Impossible for the Toronto book launch of their new picture book What Makes a Baby.
Geared to readers from pre-school to 8 years old, it teaches curious kids about conception, gestation, and birth in a way that works regardless of whether or not the kid in question was adopted, conceived using reproductive technologies, at home or in a clinic, through surrogacy, or the old fashioned way, and regardless of how many people were involved, their orientation, gender and other identity, or family composition. Just as important, the story doesn’t gender people or body parts, so most parents and families will find that it leaves room for them to educate their child without having to erase their own experience.
March 11, 2013
There are a lot of books out there that explain the facts of life. Why did you want to write one?
Partly because I disagree with the facts as they are usually presented! The“facts of life”usually mean the facts of only some people’s lives, and really they end up meaning the facts of some idealized life that no one actually lives. So I wanted to write a book for kids about where they came from that would more closely represent the actual story. I’d like to think this is the book Mrs. G would write.
What Makes a Baby is surprisingly funny in parts (I hadn’t ever thought of the uterus as funny before your book). Was it important to you to make the book humorous?
I wanted to write a book that both adults and kids would actually want to read. So much sex education is well meaning but has a feel of required reading to it.
March 11, 2013
March 8, 2013
Download the PDF. Reader’s Guide for Cory Silverberg’s What Makes a Baby. Great for parents and educators!
March 5, 2013