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Issue Details: First known date: 2019... 2019 The Return of the Informational Picture Book!
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'An international trend from the publishing industry is to partner the traditional children's picture book format with factual, meticulously researched information. The resulting text can be described as an Informational Picture Book (IPB) (Isaacs, 2013). This genre, providing both desirable information learning and age appropriate features such as fictional characters and supporting illustrations, was first acknowledged in the initial years of awards for Australian children's book publishing. The presence of significant numbers of IPB titles in the 2018 Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Shortlist indicates a return to popularity for this style of children's book.' (Introduction)

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    y separately published work icon Magpies : Talking About Books for Children vol. 34 no. 2 May 2019 17193473 2019 periodical issue 'I am not one who takes much notice of 'truisms' printed on tea towels but a gift of one that read, If you have a garden and a library you have everything you need, quoting no less than Cicero, underlined the idea that wisdom, or comfort or just plain enjoyment of something that tickles our fancy can be found in some very odd places. The accompanying illustration is just right, featuring—as it does—a minimalist garden built around an old tree that is providing a backrest for a person engrossed in a book. For me, the icing on the proverbial cake is a single magpie staring at the reader, prompting the idea that perhaps it is reading aloud to the viewer, sharing the wit and wisdom to be found in it: or perhaps it is a story involving a romance, or daring-do, or it may have any one of the attributes of the almost infinite number of books that are there to be found and read.' (Editorial introduction)
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