Each year, Speech Pathology Australia releases a shortlist for its Book of the Year Award. The Award is a chance to highlight Australian children's literature and is judged by a panel of experts in oral language and literacy development. By elevating Australian children's books, Speech Pathology Australia aims 'to promote children’s books as literacy tools, … Continue reading 2018 Speech Pathology Book of the Year shortlist announced!
With school holidays drawing to a close across Australia, we've assembled some fantastic author interviews to help you start the new term in the right way! For secondary students and modern history buffs comes James Moloney's newest novel, The Love That I Have. James explained the origin of this WWII romance in this letter. For … Continue reading August resource pack
If you're one of many teachers across the country that are excited about National Science Week, you'll likely be planning the best way to bring the experience into the classroom. We've put together a long list of books suitable to early readers, primary students and older readers which cover a range of topics, from space … Continue reading Classroom inspiration – National Science Week
A book is the richest, most compelling way to relive 60,000 years of history; to experience anguish, ice ages or war in the safety of the pages; to teach empathy and compassion; to provide knowledge and its context. Jackie French is a beloved Australian author who has inspired generations of Australian to explore the … Continue reading WIN a collection of Jackie French secondary books!
Jackie French has advocated for matching a child with their 'magic book' for a long time. She speaks about the concept of the 'magic book' as the one that turns non-readers into readers. You know you've found it when a child holds it close to them and doesn't want to let it go. When … Continue reading WIN a collection of Jackie French primary books!
Fans of The Book Thief will love this powerful and heartbreaking story of love kept alive during WWII. This book will stay with you long after the final page is read. This historical novel explores the complexity of war, and the fraught part played by ordinary people in it, and is an extremely moving, and yet subtle … Continue reading Win a class set of The Love that I Have for your school
From celebrated Australian author Eliza Henry-Jones is a poignant and deeply moving young adult novel, originally written when Eliza herself was just sixteen years old. The ways we deal with loss vary greatly, especially since all relationships have their own complexities, and one of the beautiful things about grieving books in YA is how they … Continue reading Win a class set of P is for Pearl for your school
Australians across the country will rejoice at the news that the beloved children's book, Diary of a Wombat, is coming to the stage - again! In 2017, over 50,000 people saw this stunning production based on the multi-award-winning picture book by Australian Children’s Laureate (2014/15), Jackie French and illustrator, Bruce Whatley. Meet Mothball, the naughtiest … Continue reading Diary of a Wombat set to entertain schoolchildren during the July school holidays
Meet Lottie Perkins! My name's Charlotte, but you can call me Lottie. I'm a movie star. At least, that's my thing this week. Charlotte Perkins is seven years old and can't wait to grow up - if only she could decide what she wanted to be! Emerging readers will fall in love with this … Continue reading WIN a set of Lottie Perkins books for your school library
If I Was Prime Minister, by Beck and Robin Feiner WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF YOU WERE PRIME MINISTER? The Prime Minister's job is to make our country as good as it can be. But every Prime Minister Australia has ever had has been a grown-up! What if the grown-ups weren't in charge? What … Continue reading WIN a copy of If I Was Prime Minister for your class!