Christmas Books Reading List

Yes, it is that time of year again. If you are thinking of starting a collection of Christmas books or just looking to add some gems to your collection here are some tried and true favourites, ranging over the humourous, the quirky, the Australian experience, the traditional and the sublimely beautiful. Have a look at … Continue reading Christmas Books Reading List

Be Careful What You Wish For by Toby Adeney is the 2019 winner of the Children’s Short Story competition Year 4 – 6 category

WINNER! Be Careful What You Wish For by Toby Adeney The Little Nightingale by Violet Beck Winning! (Multiplied by 2)  by Sienna Emelia De Carlo Toilet Travelling by Oliver Harcourt-Cooze The Lost Diamond Earring by Nonoka Sasazawa Judges' comments: These stories were commendable for careful writing, a thoughtfully constructed plot and an understanding of character.  … Continue reading Be Careful What You Wish For by Toby Adeney is the 2019 winner of the Children’s Short Story competition Year 4 – 6 category

Children’s Short Story Competition Shortlist Young Writers Grades 4 – 6 announced

The Shortlist for the StoryLinks Children's Short Story Competition for Young Writers in Grades 4 - 6  is (in alphabetical order of author) : Be Careful What You Wish For by Toby Adeney The Little Nightingale by Violet Beck Winning! (Multiplied by 2)  by Sienna Emelia De Carlo Toilet Travelling by Oliver Harcourt-Cooze The Lost … Continue reading Children’s Short Story Competition Shortlist Young Writers Grades 4 – 6 announced

IBBY Australia Honour List books 2019

IBBY Australia proudly announces its selection of two books to be included in the biennial IBBY Honour List for 2020. One highlights Indigenous history and the environment, and the other, the experiences of a teenage asylum seeker. Every two years an advisory panel of three children’s literature experts makes the selection, and these outstanding books … Continue reading IBBY Australia Honour List books 2019

A Flight of Dragons

What is the collective term for a lot of dragons? Apparently terms used include : a flight of dragons; a weyr of dragons; a school of dragons; or a wing of dragons. The term 'weyr' comes from Anne McCaffrey's Dragonriders series set in the fictional world of Pern. At StoryLinks we have been busy collecting … Continue reading A Flight of Dragons

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