competitions, info

Issue 1’s writing comp closed

The writing competition for issue 1 has now closed. Thanks for your entries! We will start reading them all this week and will let you know the winners in January.

If you were hoping to pen something and just ran out of time, you can either keep an eye out for Issue 2 (out in February 2009) or send us something for the Write On section of the magazine (A poem, short story, letter or book review). Write On is not a competition but it does give kids aged 12 and under a chance to see their writing published in an Australian magazine! Go to the Alphabet Soup website for more details.

Christmas, info

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.