In this issue we celebrate Jeff Kinney’s ability to engage such a diversity of young readers, and look at a fascinating new literary pop culture phenomenon. Adele Walsh, Program Director of the Centre for Youth Literature, talks us through this modernised, online take on Jane Austen, and looks at how you might use it as a resource with your students.
We also introduce you to some of the great new books from the first quarter of the year, and share our brand new book trailer for Tigerfish – the latest novel from David Metzenthen.
The Sydney Writers Festival has announced a fantastic schools program, which you can check out by following the link inside Off The Shelf.
Oh, and – it’s giveaway time! Tim Winton’s epic collection of short stories, The Turning, was last year made into a feature film starring some of Australia’s most celebrated screen stars. To celebrate the film’s release on DVD, we’re giving you the chance to win your own DVD copy. To enter, simply subscribe to Off The Shelf in iTunes by 6 April 2014.
For now – happy reading, everybody!