The Children’s Book Council of Australia has released a ‘trailer’ for Book week 2009. This year’s Book Week theme is ‘Book Safari’!
Read a review of Alphabet Soup magazine over at the Busy Mothers website.
Issue 2 of Alphabet Soup magazine is at the printer’s – you’ll be reading it by Wednesday 18 February!
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.
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.
Visit the Premier’s Summer Reading Challenge website! Information is being distributed to schools and libraries and the challenge starts on 11 December 2008.
Sally Murphy has reviewed Alphabet Soup magazine on her Aussie Reviews website. She gives us a positive plug! The Aussie Reviews site reviews ‘the best of Australian books, films, music websites and more’. We’re proud to be up there with ‘the best’! 🙂
(Please note that the web address she has quoted for the magazine is incomplete and should read www.alphabetsoup.net.au.)
Keep writing – and don’t forget, there’s still time for children aged 10 and under to enter our first writing competition. Entries close 21 November 2008!
Join Sydney Writers’ Festival for School Days 2009!
If you love books, reading and creative writing then Sydney Writers’ Festival’s School Days is an event just for you. This is your very own festival of children’s literature, featuring a handpicked line-up of writers for both primary- and secondary-school-aged children.
This is a wonderful opportunity to be inspired by, and learn from, your favourite writers in a fun, educational and interactive day. The writers will talk about their craft, read from their work and answer your questions. You also have the chance to meet the writers and have your books signed.
The Primary School Days line-up features some of Australia’s best-loved authors for children, Morris Gleitzman, Tristan Bancks, Danny Katz, Mitch Vane and Catherine Bateson, as well as the UK’s ‘Queen of Tween’, Cathy Cassidy.
They will be appearing at Sydney Theatre at Walsh Bay on Monday 18 May, Riverside Theatres in Parramatta on Tuesday 19 May and the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre in Penrith on Wednesday 20 May.
The Secondary School Days program features award-winning UK writer Mal Peet, as well as bestselling Australian authors Isobelle Carmody, Randa Abdel-Fattah, James Roy and Garth Nix.
You can catch them at Sydney Theatre at Walsh Bay on Tuesday 19 May, and Riverside Theatres in Parramatta on Wednesday 20 May.
Families and school groups are welcome. Make sure you book early to avoid disappointment.
For full program details and booking information visit www.swf.org.au/school-days.
(Text courtesy of Linly Goh)