Under the Sea-Wind by Rachel Carson

Under the Sea-Wind, Rachel Carson’s first book, was published in November of 1941, barely a month before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. This wonderfully written book was considered by one critic to be ‘one of the greatest natural histories of the seashore of all time,’ but as the author herself noted, ‘The world received … Continue reading Under the Sea-Wind by Rachel Carson

Narrative Non-Fiction Books for Young Readers: Australian Animals

I\'m always on the look out for good narrative non-fiction books for children. I really like some of the Australian Natural History picture books that are available now that combine factual content within a story. I've previously written about one of these books, 'Emu' written by Claire Saxby and illustrated by Graham Byrne, that is … Continue reading Narrative Non-Fiction Books for Young Readers: Australian Animals