New Reading List: Being Different

Being Different is an annotated list of novels and picture books for children and young adults about children with special abilities or disabilities. Many writers have tackled this challenging topic including Samantha Wheeler writing about her daughter in All the Things I've Never Said, Peter Carnavas sensitive re-imagining of Jessica's Box and James Moloney writing … Continue reading New Reading List: Being Different

NEW! Australian Animals Reading Lists

We have prepared two Reading Lists for use by teachers and parents. Australian Animal Books for Younger Readers features popular classics and many popular titles, written by awarded Australian children's writers,  all about iconic Australian animals with a recommended reading age  from babies to eight years old. The companion list, Australian Animal Books for Ages … Continue reading NEW! Australian Animals Reading Lists

Mindy is Strange wins 2020 Short Story Competition

Congratulations to Desmond Doyle, the author of Mindy is Strange, which has won the 2020 Short Story Competition. Judges' comments: The story was well written and original. It was immediately engaging with suspense and interest well balanced. The focus stayed on the main character throughout and Mindy's voice was both arresting and touching. The familiar … Continue reading Mindy is Strange wins 2020 Short Story Competition

SHORTLIST 2020 Short Story Competition

Congratulations to the 2020 Short Story Competition Shortlisted authors Sharyn Abdullah: Ben's Secret Weapon Annaleise Byrd: Septic Tank Swim Team Desmond Doyle: Mindy is Strange Anna Quinlan: Stella Fey Joanna Wisbey: The Mystery of Bucket Man The winner will be announced on Hans Christian Andersen's birthday, 2nd April, International Children's Book Day    

New Reading List: Bushfires, Droughts & Floods

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