CBC Radio Noon

Had a lovely time chatting about children's books on CBC Radio Noon the other day. Hit the title to link to the site.

Radio Noon's Children's book panel is back, and they've got some new recommendations just in time for Christmas.

Angus Byers, works at Babar books and is a freelance illustrator.
Sara O'Leary is an award-winning author of children's books. She also teaches creative writing at Concordia.

Here are some of their recommendations:

My Letter to the World by Emily Dickinson, illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault (KidsCan Press)

Jumpy Jack and Googily by Meg Rosoff, illustrations by Sophie Blackall (Books for Young Readers)

Chester's Back by Melanie Watt (KidsCan Press)

The Boy Who Ate the World (and the Girl Who Saved It) by Don Gillmor, illustrated by Pierre Pratt (Northwinds Press)

The Lump of Coal by Lemony Snicket, Illustrated by Brett Helquist

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, illustrations by Dave McKean (HarperCollins)

Skulduggery Pleasant: Playing With Fire by Derek Landy (HarperCollins)

Getting the Girl by Susan Juby (HarperCollins)

Brinsingr by Christopher Paolini (Random House)

The Dragonfly Pool by Eva Ibbotson (Macmillan Childrens)


Anonymous said…
Oh, that must be why everyone and his uncle is googling you! I keep getting Sara O'Leary visitors to my site! Will you be doing this on a continual basis? So exciting to have you on the radio again...
Anonymous said…
Oh my god, I think this makes you officially famous, in a Web 2.0 kind of way:


I have de-lurked to share this -- keep up the great work!
Lisa said…
In the DAY since Dooce posted a photo and glowing recommendation of your book, its Amazon rank jumped from 54,974 to 9000.

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