For many Australians, the beach is the place where summer weekends begin and end, where meditative winter walks provide sanctuary from the hustle and bustle, and where families, friends and lovers gather to picnic, watch the sunset or walk the dog.
Calling all young aspiring story book authors and illustrators – the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) WA branch is still running its annual Make Your Own Story Book Competition. It is open to WA students from pre-primary to Year 8 and closes on Friday 5 June 2020.
Each year, the History Teachers' Association of Victoria (HTAV) organises a Historical Fiction Competition that asks Year 5–10 students to create stories based on historical events and people. Students can write about any period of history as long as the entry has a convincing setting that is historically correct in time and place.
Yeah, we know you’re getting bombarded with Mother’s Day gift ideas, but stick with us, because we’ve got something that will knock your mum’s socks off. Forgo the flowers and ignore the alcohol, and instead combine a gift that keeps on giving (a book, of course) with a memorable Mother’s Day date experience.
Indigenous Literacy Day is in its twelfth year, with events across the entire country taking place on Wednesday 5 September. This year, the Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF) is hoping to raise more than $300,000 to provide over 30,000 books to remote Indigenous communities nation wide.
In Your Dreams by Sally Morgan and Bronwyn Bancroft is the book that will launch Story Box Library’s Indigenous Story Time. To celebrate, Fremantle Press and Story Box Library are each offering a 15% discount on their products and services.