This has been a tough time for many people in Australia and children will be asking questions and looking for explanations. Here are some fiction titles that will help parents and teachers talk to children about what has happened. The list covers three major disasters that occur with distressing frequency in our country - bushfires, … Continue reading New Reading List: Bushfires, Droughts & Floods
All writers of children’s stories aged 18+ are invited to enter the 2020 StoryLinks Short Story competition Entries should be a short story, maximum of 1000 words, suitable for children of any age up to 15 years old. Due date for entries is Monday, 16 March 2020. The shortlist of three will be announced Monday, … Continue reading 2020 Short Story competition now open!
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
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
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 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
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