Monthly Archives: May 2012

Great Author Websites #1 – Andrew Joyner

Author websites are a valuable and often underused resource for teachers’. They are valuable because they can be a treasure trove of anecdotal information to share with students about the author or illustrator and more often than not, will have all kinds … Continue reading

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Prime Minister’s Literary Awards Shortlist 2012

Congratulations to our Authors and Illustrators for their inclusion on the shortlists for the Prime Minister’s Literary Award 2012. The Awards celebrate the contribution of Australian literature and history to the nation’s cultural and intellectual life. “In 2012 there are six … Continue reading

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Sophie Scott Goes South, a book launch with a difference – by Jane Godwin

On Sunday May 27th, we had a book launch with a difference.  Alison Lester’s new book Sophie Scott Goes South is all about nine-year-old Sophie who travels to Mawson Station in Antarctica on board the Aurora Australis with her father … Continue reading

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Secondary Professional Development Day – Sydney

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Primary Professional Development Day – Sydney

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Jeff Kinney Drawing Class #1

Filmed at Penguin offices while Jeff Kinney was here on tour, this is a great resource to share with your students.

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An exciting week for readers…

Not ONE but TWO visiting international authors for lucky Australian readers over the last fortnight. Eoin Colfer – author of the enormously popular Artemis Fowl series joined us for visits to varies cities, speaking before thousands of excited student’s, teachers’, librarian’s … Continue reading

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