Shortlist 2020 Short Story competition written by children in year 4,5 & 6

This year there were a record number of entries, nearly 300, from all across Australia. Children wrote across genres and styles - fantasy, emotional realism, detective stories, science fiction, choose your own adventure, graphic novel, adventure and escape. The judges were very impressed by the seriousness of some of the topics some children chose to … Continue reading Shortlist 2020 Short Story competition written by children in year 4,5 & 6

New Award in Australian Children’s Literature!

Book Links Award for Children’s Historical Fiction Book Links, the Centre for Children’s Literature in Queensland is very excited to announce a new biennial award in Australian children’s literature for historical fiction.  A prize of $1000 will be awarded to a book that is not only an outstanding work of fiction but excels at increasing … Continue reading New Award in Australian Children’s Literature!

New Reading List: Autobiographies for Younger Readers

Our latest Reading List contains many awesome stories about real people, young and old, who have made a difference. People from all over the world who have overcome insuperable difficulties, who have triumphed over adversity and have succeeded in having fulfilling and satisfying lives. This is a useful resource for parents and teachers and for anyone … Continue reading New Reading List: Autobiographies for Younger Readers

Books for Children by and about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

Introducing a Unique, Comprehensive and Free Resource of Books for Children by and about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples The National Centre for Australian Children’s Literature has produced a new Resource that celebrates children’s books by and about Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. Stage 1, funded by the Commonwealth Department of Education, … Continue reading Books for Children by and about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

New Reading List: Biographies for Younger Readers

Here are many books that will delight and interest everyone. Many publishers produce series aimed at a particular age range. Some are light on text and big on pictures. Many present the salient points of a person's life in a double page spread. For in depth treatment the reader needs to go to a single … Continue reading New Reading List: Biographies for Younger Readers