Children’s Storytellers: Chris Van Allsburg
by Chris Bowman
I should start by saying I love Blastoff! Readers and have many of their animal books in my collection. They are an excellent choice for younger readers with informative, user-friendly content, color photographs and larger-sized font. This series also includes useful nonfiction text features including table of contents, index, glossary, and bold words.
As I am currently working on updating my biography collection at school, I was very pleased when I discovered that Blastoff! Readers had published a Children’s Storytellers series. This series is full of biographies about familiar authors to them, including Chris Van Allsburg. I found this book easy to follow, engaging, and full of interesting information. This series will be useful for students writing research reports or those just wanting to learn more about their favorite authors.