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Sunday, 20 May 2018

From the blog: Three things I’ve learned about writing interactive fiction

Emily’s detailed description of the process of the writing and the wonderful experiences she had with all who advised, supported and instructed her shows a depth of feeling and intention to deliver a meaningful reading experience that is exemplary.

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Monday, 14 May 2018

From the blog: National Simultaneous Storytime #NSS2018

Guest bloggers Sharon Molnar and Katie Stanley from Friends’ introduce this much-loved event and will contribute a follow-up blog post on June 2.

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Sunday, 6 May 2018

From the blog: Creating colourful eBooks to stimulate problem-solving and imagination

Andrea Faith Potter describes her desire to write adventure stories where child characters can use their cleverness to solve their problems and help build resilience.


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Sunday, 29 April 2018

From the blog: Again! Why Repetition is a Good Thing

Johanna strongly relates our joy of rereading our favourite books to the learning processes that children go through when learning to read with books that explain the world they know and the experiences they wish to engage in. We can all remember books that did that for us as children if we try.


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Sunday, 22 April 2018

From the blog: Fremantle Literature Centre celebrates 25 Years in 2018!

Coral Tulloch, our very well-known Tasmanian author-illustrator, has frequently been involved with the Literature Centre in Fremantle, which is celebrating its 25th Anniversary this year. She tells us about her experiences and some of the celebrations so far.

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Monday, 16 April 2018

From the blog: Lest We Forget – Picture Books for ANZAC Day

My Grandad marches on ANZAC Day

In the week before ANZAC Day appropriate stories set during the time of what was then termed The Great War help us to understand the hardships that were endured by many brave soldiers, that many children were orphaned and the grief and sorrow many people around the world endured.

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Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Middle Years Booklist (Years 5-8)

The Children’s Book Council of Australia (Victorian Branch) Inc. This list is shared with us by the CBCA Vic Branch - enjoy!

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Sunday, 8 April 2018

From the blog: Please sir I want some more!

This week Maureen shares with us a groaning board covered with old and new stories about our appetite for that truly special treat that is cake…

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Monday, 2 April 2018

From the blog: Graphic Novel Memoirs for Teenagers

Leanne presents a fascinating overview of biographical graphic novels that present a range of perspectives on this sub-genre.

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Sunday, 25 March 2018

From the blog: When writing children’s books, it pays to go the extra mile….

Claire Saxby is well known for her non-fiction picture books on historical figures and Australian animals. Koala, illustrated by Julie Vivas is on the Notables list for this year’s Eve Pownall Award – the Shortlist is released on Tuesday March 27.

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