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

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 …