Nov/Dec Deakin Newsletter is Here!

With Christmas quickly approaching, the November/December 2010 Deakin Newsletter of Children’s Literature hNativity Story book imageas a special holiday twist. Visit the Deakin Newsletter page on the Okanagan College Library website to view a number of children’s picture books that follow a Christmas theme. These new additions to the Library’s collection are brilliantly illustrated and will provide entertainment for both children and adults.

Duck and goose picture book imageThis edition of the Deakin Newsletter also features additional picture book titles that make for great reading regardless of the time of year. From a true story of friendship between a young boy and a penguin, to a picture book based on Gordon Lightfoot’s song ‘Canadian Railroad Trilogy’, these new titles are sure to keep readers intrigued.

New additions to the non-fiction area are ideal for children working on upcoming school projects. For those looking for something different, this edition of Deakin contains books on poetry, fables, a new edition of the Jungle book, and new young adult titles.

Picturing Canada book imageAlso not to be missed is a special Canadian Children’s Literature title, Picturing Canada: A History of Canadian Children’s Illustrated Books and Publishing by Gail Edwards and Judith Saltman. This Canadian book  provides a historical overview of the development of Canadian illustrated books for children, stretching from the earliest Nineteenth Century to today. For critics, teachers, librarians or the pleasure reader, this book is sure to be a valuable companion.

And don’t forget to check out an interview with Johnny O’Brien, author of the widely popular Jack Christie series, as well as the featured websites for this issue.

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