Frances Watts and David Legge have been collaborating on children's books for years. They've gotten so used to working alongside each other that, when working together on their most recent book, David Legge said 'the line between writer and illustrator was well and truly blurred to the point where I’m not sure where some of … Continue reading The story behind It’s a Story, Rory!
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
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
Welcome to The Great Tiger Tea Party, a chance for everyone to experience the magic of the tiger at teatime! Host your own Tiger Tea Party, we will send you a Great Tiger Tea Party Kit, a copy of The Tiger Who Came to Tea Party Book plus a copy of The Tiger Who Came … Continue reading Host your own Great Tiger Tea Party
Celebrate the 60th anniversary of Paddington, the much-loved bear from Darkest Peru, with this brand new picture book Paddington at St Paul’s, along with the reissued anniversary-edition collection. Scroll down to see the full list of delightful new Paddington covers. For your chance to go into the draw to win a copy of Paddington … Continue reading WIN the Paddington 60th Anniversary collection
Dear Teachers & Librarians, Like you, we are always looking for students to discover their perfect book! We are hoping you will take part in our Reading Project commencing Week 1 Term 3, 2018. We will send you a copy of your choice of the 4 books promoted, plus 25 chapter samplers for your students … Continue reading The Reading Project 2018
[os-widget path="/samantha33/4-books-on-offer" of="samantha33" comments="false"] His Name Was Walter by Emily Rodda ISBN 9781460756188 August 2018 RRP 22.99 From Australia's favourite storyteller comes a story, within a story, that shows us the extraordinary power of true love and solves a decades-old mystery. While on a history excursion, an ill-assorted group of four kids and their teacher … Continue reading The Reading Project 2018: All four books on offer