StoryLinks Short Story Competition

For young writers in Grades 4 – 6 or Grades 7 – 9 All  young writers  are invited to enter. The short story, maximum of 2000 words, Due date for entries is August 31, 2019. The winner will be announced 16 September, 2019. The winner of each section will receive $100 each and their story … Continue reading StoryLinks Short Story Competition

Dragons in Picture Books

Our latest reading list is all about dragons - the fierce, the bold, the beautiful and also the hungry, the accident-prone, the sleepy, and the short-tempered. Here is a delightful introduction to the world of dragons for the very young - ages 0 to 6. This list is just a brief introduction to  dragons. There … Continue reading Dragons in Picture Books

Meet Genevieve Young author of The Microscope

Genevieve Young, the winner of our 2019 Short Story competition talks about her writing. How long have you been writing for young people? I started trying out some ideas for preschool and early primary school picture book texts about two years ago. The Microscope was my second attempt at writing a story for older children. … Continue reading Meet Genevieve Young author of The Microscope

And the 2019 Short Story Competition winner is …

The Microscope by Genevieve Young Buzzzzzzzzzz, buzzed the buzzer in Ward 3B. Roxy waited and watched for the shadow of a nurse in the hallway. She was sure that if she held the button down at the right time and for the right number of seconds one would appear and help her to the loo. … Continue reading And the 2019 Short Story Competition winner is …

Shortlist for 2019 Short Story competition!

It's official,  the judges have decided. And the shortlist is... Four Jam Tarts by Louise Little It Was The Creek by Michaela Sanderson The Microscope by Genevieve Young Congratulations to these shortlisted writers and many thanks to all those who entered. The winner will be announced at the Book Links Annual Lecture in Children’s Literature, … Continue reading Shortlist for 2019 Short Story competition!

Things that go bump in the night – novels to thrill you to death

  Vampires, Werewolves & Zombies Our latest list of annotated resources is a compilation of some of the most famous horror stories ever written for young people. It includes famous titles such as Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book and Stephenie Meyers' The Twilight Saga as well as  unknown treasures. We have chosen from British, American … Continue reading Things that go bump in the night – novels to thrill you to death

Love and Romance for Valentine’s Day 2019

People have many different ways of celebrating Valentine's Day but we think there is no better way to celebrate than to read a great love story. Love stories can be tender, heartbreaking, funny, even tragic but they all engage the reader in that perennial question 'Will they get together? Finding out how two lovers get … Continue reading Love and Romance for Valentine’s Day 2019