STORYLINKS 2020 Short Story Competition for Young Writers

Children in Grades 4, 5 and  6 are invited to write a short story of between 1000 and 1500 words - on any subject. The winner will receive $100 and have their story published on the StoryLinks website. IMPORTANT DATES Entries due by 9 OCTOBER 2020 Shortlist announced 19 OCTOBER 2020 Winner announced 1 NOVEMBER … Continue reading STORYLINKS 2020 Short Story Competition for Young Writers

Matilda Children’s Literature Prize Shortlist announced

Three manuscripts shortlisted for Australia’s inaugural Matilda Children’s Literature Prize HarperCollins Children’s Books Australia is delighted to announce the shortlist for the inaugural Matilda Children’s Literature Prize. Launched to discover the country’s next great voice in children’s literature, The Matilda received nearly 300 entries from the length and breadth of Australia – from firm friendships to … Continue reading Matilda Children’s Literature Prize Shortlist announced

News: Caroline Magerl talks about the value of illustration

Caroline Magerl, author of CBCA shortlisted picture book Nop, is talking about her work as an artist and the value of illustration. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DptM4iYPvW8&feature=youtu.be StoryLinks is thrilled to announce that she has agreed to be one of our exhibitors at our next StoryLinks Children's Art Exhibition, postponed to June 2021 for obvious reasons, but still, it … Continue reading News: Caroline Magerl talks about the value of illustration

New Reading List: Being Different

Being Different is an annotated list of novels and picture books for children and young adults about children with special abilities or disabilities. Many writers have tackled this challenging topic including Samantha Wheeler writing about her daughter in All the Things I've Never Said, Peter Carnavas sensitive re-imagining of Jessica's Box and James Moloney writing … Continue reading New Reading List: Being Different

NEW! Australian Animals Reading Lists

We have prepared two Reading Lists for use by teachers and parents. Australian Animal Books for Younger Readers features popular classics and many popular titles, written by awarded Australian children's writers,  all about iconic Australian animals with a recommended reading age  from babies to eight years old. The companion list, Australian Animal Books for Ages … Continue reading NEW! Australian Animals Reading Lists