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Author and editor Susannah McFarlane talks about the Stuff Happens series

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Only the Animals by Ceridwen Dovey

Winner of the Readings New Australian Writing Award 2014 Perhaps only the animals can tell us what it is to be human. The souls of ten animals caught up in human conflicts over the last century tell their astonishing stories … Continue reading

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New books for Primary School – November 2014

Tim and Ed AUTHOR: URSULA DUBOSARSKY/ ILLUSTRATOR: ANDREW JOYNER By the much-loved storyteller Ursula Dubosarsky comes this bouncing story about two cheeky koalas brought to life by Andrew Joyner’s classic artwork. Here is Tim. And here is Ed. Same ears, same eyes, … Continue reading

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Off the Shelf – July 2014 OUT NOW!

We are delighted to bring you our very latest edition of Off the Shelf! We have a jam packed edition for you this quarter and we hope you enjoy reading Issue 12. You can download Off the Shelf in the … Continue reading

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Paper Cuts 2014 –  Book Trailer and Book Cover Design Competition

 Secondary school students are invited to enter an exciting new competition to celebrate the importance of reading for literacy development and enjoyment. Paper Cuts 2014 is a great opportunity for creative students who are interested in art or media to … Continue reading

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March 2014 Off The Shelf – Out Now!

Our brand new edition of Off The Shelf has hit our Newsstand! Not using an Apple device? Never fear, you can download our PDF version HERE. In this issue we celebrate Jeff Kinney’s ability to engage such a diversity of … Continue reading

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Teaching notes for This Star Won’t Go Out – Esther Earl

Diagnosed with thyroid cancer at the age of twelve, Esther (Persian for ‘Star’) Earl was an exceptionally bright and talented – but very normal – teenager.  She lived a hope-filled and generous, outwardly focused life as she navigated her physical … Continue reading

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