The school year has started (Already?! Wasn't Christmas only a few days ago?) and schedules are quickly filling up. For parents, there might be nerves about the first day of school for young ones, or the hectic last year of school for teenagers. For students, this might not be their favourite time of year at all. … Continue reading Get the right start to the year with these resources!
YOUR CHANCE TO WIN A YOUNG ADULT PRIZE PACK VALUED AT $200! Looking for a new book for the school holidays? We're giving you the low-down on the latest must reads that will keep you entertained all summer long. These reads are perfect for young adults - from the thoughtful and honest prose of Eliza … Continue reading WIN a YA prize pack valued at $200!
The Centre for Youth Literature is a national leader in the sphere of youth literature programming, this year they held their 12th Reading Matters Conference. It was an invigorating two days where the audience celebrated literature and storytelling, while discussing topics as diverse as activism, personal identity, the fantastic, relationships and much more. HarperCollins authors Alison … Continue reading Recap: Reading Matters Conference 2017
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go. — Dr. Seuss With the school holidays ahead, we thought we’d take the time to remind you why reading a book can be one of the best boredom-eliminating activities for children (and a welcome … Continue reading School Holiday Reading Recommendations
It's Refugee Week this week, from Sunday 18 June to Saturday 24 June, a week dedicated to raising awareness across Australia about the issues affecting refugees. The week's theme, taken from the national anthem, "with courage let us all combine" is a call for unity – so in the spirit of the event, we've chosen some truly powerful … Continue reading 9 Powerful Stories to Read During Refugee Week
HarperCollinsPublishers welcomes registrations from Secondary Schools to attend the 2017 Creative Writing Day. To be held on Thursday 19 October, 2017, at HarperCollins Sydney office with guest authors Gabrielle Tozer and Eliza Henry-Jones. For more information and to register, please email Education Manager, Jacqui Barton: Jacqui.Barton@harpercollins.com.au Registrations Close 30 June 2017 Gabrielle Tozer is the internationally published author of … Continue reading Creative Writing Workshop: A Journey into the World of Fiction
This month, Emily of Asquith Girls High School reviews one of the short stories featured in Begin, End, Begin: A #LoveOzYA Anthology: Will Kostakis' I Can See the Ending. 'I Can See The Ending' is a story that really opens your mind to the idea of living for the moment. I really enjoyed the cyclical structure … Continue reading Student review: I Can See the Ending by Will Kostakis
Celebrate Senior Australian of the Year Jackie French with these specially priced ebooks available at all good e-tailers Jackie French has been a tireless campaigner and advocate for the benefits of reading throughout her lifetime, especially for children with learning difficulties, and we are lucky to have such a strong … Continue reading “A book can change the world.”
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Australian Children's Laureate, book lover and dyslexia sufferer Jackie French gives a wonderful insight into how you can help your child discover a world of books. Does your child love books, but can't stay still long enough to focus on reading one? Would you like to improve your child's reading ability? Don't know where to begin to stimulate a greater love of reading in your child? Award-winning author Jackie French knows what it is to struggle with reading and literacy. Drawing on her own experience with dyslexia, Jackie has written this book to help parents identify the possible reading difficulties their children may have. All children learn differently, and Jackie offers many fun and rewarding way s to help launch your child into literacy. These include games for coordination, concentration and focus as well as helpful steps to kickstart your child into reading and to foster a life-long love of books. I SPY A GREAT READER is filled with a wealth of advice, anecdotes and activities - it's a book every parent should