Alphabet Soup magazine now has online ordering for local (Australian) and overseas addresses! (Go to www.alphabetsoup.net.au and click on the subscribe tab.)
Issue 2 will be out next week! Inside you’ll find: a Q&A with Duncan Ball, what’s cool about scuba diving, stories, poems, book reviews, crossword, kids’ writing, our issue 1 competition winners, and a new writing competition for kids.
Don’t miss it!
Now everyone is back at school and settling into first term, it must be time for a spot of reading. Or several spots.
If you live in SA, you can take part in the 2009 Premier’s Reading Challenge, SA.
If you’re in Vic, you have the 2009 Premier’s Reading Challenge, Vic.
And if you’re in NSW, you’ll be after the 2009 Premier’s Reading Challenge, NSW.
Students in years 7, 8 and 9 (living in NSW and the ACT) may be interested in the Sydney Writers Festival ‘writenow’ Competition.
There are iPods and books up for grabs!
For more info, see http://www.swf.org.au/writenow-competition/
We’re on the home stretch with issue 2 of Alphabet Soup – it will be out in mid-February! And we’ve finally put a sample of issue 1 on the website. So if you’d like a peek inside the magazine, go to www.alphabetsoup.net.au.
Have you heard that the State Library of WA has been building a children’s library on their mezzanine level? It’s true! And over the school holidays, children can help create a book sculpture for this new area with artist-in-residence, Graham Hay. For more information, go to www.slwa.wa.gov.au/schoolhols.html where they also advertise other family activities over the summer break.
Today, while looking for information about Duncan Ball’s upcoming book My Sister Has a Big Black Beard, I stumbled upon Kerry Millard’s website.
It’s a fun, colourful site and has lots of her drawings and includes a blog.
It’s worth a visit!
Visit the Premier’s Summer Reading Challenge website! Information is being distributed to schools and libraries and the challenge starts on 11 December 2008.