March 8, 2012

Book Review Australian Story 'An Illustrated Time Line'

If you're an avid reader of Australian history or just proud to be an Aussie, then this is the book for you to buy and share with family and friends.

Tania McCartney, author of the popular series, Riley the Little Aviator has written a stunning book called, Australian Story: An Illustrated Timeline. It was published by The National Library of Australia in 2011.

'Once there was nothing. Then there was something.'

From the explosive beginnings of our planet 180,000 million years ago, to the formation of the Australian landscape 16,000 year ago, Australian Story takes you on a fascinating journey through the history of our indigenous people, past the First Fleet's arrival in 1788, to our modern day Australia.

Tania has researched and presented key moments in our history; including topics such as ecological change, social upheaval, politics, invention, the industrial war, immigration, celebration, cultural and modern technology-not forgetting the things that Aussie's are most recognised for; Vegemite, Lamingtons, The Melbourne Cup, the Akubra Hat, and the Sydney Opera House.

Combined with a striking collection of images from the National Library of Australia's digital collection, Australian Story: An illustrated timeline, is a real treasure and delight for young children to read and pore over.

I believe that Australian Story will be extremely popular in schools as a 'children's non-fiction picture book' for it's honest look at how far we've come, who we are today, and where we continue to go as a nation.

Where will we go next? What will we do? It's all up to you...

If you'd like to follow more of Tania McCartney's blog tour, then click on the links below.

Monday 5 March

Blog Tour Schedule and Book Giveaway
Kids Book Review

Book Launch Party Wrap-Up
Tania McCartney’s Blog

Book Giveaway
Alphabet Street

Tuesday 6 March

Book Review
Buzz Words

Australian Story Research Process
DeeScribe

Book Review and 10 Reasons Why History is Exciting
Soup Blog

Wednesday 7 March

Australian Story Teaching Notes for Key Stage I
Sheryl Gwyther’s Blog

Book Review and Teaching Notes Ideas for Key Stage II
The Book Chook

Book Review
Kids’ Book Capers

Image-Sourcing for Australian Story
Blue Dingo

Thursday 8 March

Book Review
Reading Upside Down

Book Review
Pass It On

Book Review
Bug in a Book

Friday 9 March

Book Giveaway
HerCanberra

The Writing Process for Australian Story
Sally Murphy’s Blog

Book Review       
Books for Little Hands

Saturday 10 March

Book Review       
Kids Book Review

Book Giveaway
Posie Patchwork Blog

Book Review
Suite 101

Sunday 11 March

Book Review
My Little Bookcase

Book Giveaway
Australian Women Online

Blog Tour Wrap-Up
Tania McCartney’s Blog

3 comments:

DimbutNice said...

Fab review Renee. I want this book! Can't wait to learn, discover and be wowed. Thanks Tania and best wishes to you throughout this exciting tour!

Renee Taprell said...

You'll definitely love this book, Dim.

Tania's Brisbane book launch is at Black Cat Bookshop Paddington on Sunday 25th March at 2 pm.

You can also purchase the book directly through The National Library website. See you on Wednesday :)

Renee Taprell said...

Sorry Dim not 2pm but 3:30 pm for Tania's book launch.