Recap: Reading Matters Conference 2017

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

Creative Writing Workshop: A Journey into the World of Fiction

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: 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

I Spy A Great Reader

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