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Write-a-book-in-a-day

Write-a-Book-in-a-Day is a fundraiser by the Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers Centre and Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation.

Sponsored teams write a children’s book in a day, raising funds 40% for KSPWC and 60% for Children’s Hospitals in each Australian State. Additionally a copy of each finished book will be donated to the hospital library. Teams may compete from school, home, office, library, telecentre or elsewhere.

Write-a-Book-in-a-Day runs from April to the end of August and the teams of writers nominate their day to write a children’s book. (Teams will be given some details about the subject of the book they are to write.)

Teams of 5-10 people will obtain sponsorship (a minimum of $300 per team to enter) and will compete for awards in the following sections-

* Primary School – Minimum 2000 words

* Under 18 – minimum 4000 words

* 18 and over – minimum 8000 words

In addition there will be an award for the highest sponsorship.

A booklet containing rules, hints and judging criteria can be found at  http://kspf.iinet.net.au/bookinaday/

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Stockists in Western Australia

Issue 2 (autumn 2009) is hot off the press! Alphabet Soup issue 2 cover

Visit www.alphabetsoup.net.au to subscribe, or to purchase single copies online. If you prefer to go into a store, we are pleased to advise that there are now two stores stocking the magazine in Western Australia:

Westbooks, 396 Mill Point Rd, Victoria Park WA

Zero to Ten, 330 South Tce, South Fremantle WA (Zero to Ten are open Tues to Friday from 10 am to 6 pm and Saturdays 9 am to 5 pm.)

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Issue 2 out next week!

Issue 2 of Alphabet Soup magazine is at the printer’s –  you’ll be reading it by Wednesday 18 February!Alphabet Soup issue 2 cover

To subscribe (only $29.80, including p&h), or to order single copies, go to www.alphabetsoup.net.au.

If you’re in Western Australia and prefer to buy through a store, Westbooks children’s bookstore should have this issue in stock by 20 February. You can find Westbooks at 396 Mill Point Rd, Victoria Park, WA.

Posted in book reviews, Christmas, info, what we're reading

What we’re reading!

Roland Harvey's Big Book of Christmas

The latest book on our ‘to read’ pile is Roland Harvey’s big book of Christmas. (Roland Harvey’s pictures are always fun and full of detail and we admit that’s possibly what shifted BBOC to the top of the reading pile.)

This is a new and updated edition of an old Australian favourite. It’s an entertaining book, with explanations about Christmas traditions around the world, recipes, activities and crafts, instructions for making your own gifts, games, even pages of sheet music for Christmas carols, and gift tag stickers.

We highly recommend it!

And now we’re off to find a billycan to try out Billycan Pudding. Mmmmm.

Review copy provided by Allen & Unwin.