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Morris Gleitzman is the new Children’s Laureate

Once by Morris Gleitzman

Morris Gleitzman has written nearly 40 books for young people, including Two Weeks with the Queen, Boy Overboard, Bumface, the Felix series and the Wicked series; and the Australian Children’s Literature Alliance has announced that he is the Australian Children’s Laureate for this year. The theme for Morris Gleitzman’s two-year term will be Stories Make Us – Stories Create … Read more

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Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa (LIANZA), and Library Association of Singapore (LAS) are pleased to announce their first joint conference between the three associations. The 2018 conference will be the fourth in a series which began more than 30 years ago. The first joint Australia-New Zealand conference was held … Read more

Summer Reading Club: GAME ON! Get ready, join in and read on for more ideas

This year’s Summer Reading Club theme is GAME ON. Libraries across the country are looking forward to a summer celebration of sports, games, technology and team spirit as they encourage their young library patrons to play, solve, participate and read. Did you know that as a Queensland public library you could receive 1 promotional kit … Read more

Reading Tips for Story Time

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Local newspapers across Queensland will be participating in the Great Australian Storybook collection and 15 different children’s books are available. This is a great opportunity to promote shared reading with families. The First 5 Forever website and Facebook page provides tips and ideas for how families can share these books with children aged 0-5. These are … Read more

Celebrate Book Week with High Tea in Brisbane!

High tea for book week

Teacher librarians and librarians are invited to join the team at the Department of Education and Training Reading Centre for high tea and presentations from guest speakers in celebration of this year’s Book Week– ‘Escape to Everywhere’ and celebrate the positive impact reading has on people’s everyday lives. Guest speaker Christine Bongers, former radio and … Read more