International Book Giving Day & Library Lovers' Day (Feb 14)

To celebrate International Book Giving Day... 'I'm giving Fire and Wombat goes to School (both with Bruce Whatley) to the local library; copies of Fire and The Road to Gundagai to the two schools in the local town, Braidwood Central … READ MORE

'Find the Magic Book' by Jackie French

The ‘magic book’ is the one that turns non-readers into readers. You know you’ve found it when the kid holds it close to them and doesn’t want to let it go. When you find the magic book – and it … READ MORE

Jackie French Day 34...

Laureate. Day 34. Jackie French. 8.10 Read emails. Answer emails. 8.45 accept invitation for May 2015. 8.46. Panic. What else might be on in May 2015? 9.05 Accept another invitation for May 2015. Later in May. I hope. 9.05 Sends … READ MORE

Jackie French Day 31...

Laureate. Day 31. Jackie French. "It’s been 31 days of laureateship so far: nine interviews, five articles, juggling the next two year’s time table with Geri and Justine of the ACLA office, plus had the extraordinary joy of reading offerings … READ MORE

Boori had an excellent final tour to Alice Springs!

Boori had an excellent final tour as the inaugural Laureate in Alice Springs hosted by the Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Alice Springs. Boori's tour saw him visiting Centralian senior college - where all students and adults were totally engaged … READ MORE

Alison Lester's Tour to NSW

Alison had an action-packed week on her Sydney tour - here are some photos of her adventures at Taronga Zoo.  Thank you to all of our partners who helped make Alison's final tour as the Inaugural Laureate so special! Taronga … READ MORE

Alison Lester's visit to Theodore Primary School

We have another guest blog post! Rowan Simpkin from Theodore Primary School has shared the highlights of their day with Alison on her ACT tour... On Tuesday the Yackatoon students were fortunate to have a visit by Alison Lester, who … READ MORE

Alison Lester's ACT Tour - highlights!

As well as receiving an excellent response to Alison's launch the Yakanarra student's picture books A Yakanarra Day and The Yakanarra Dogs at the National Library of Australia, she also had a great time at the Whole School Read Aloud with Turner Primary; … READ MORE

Boori Monty Pryor at Big Sky Festival, Geraldton (WA)

Here is a photo of Boori at the Big Sky Festival after he'd given his key note speech themed 'sunlight and shadows' and talking as part of the author panel session 'Spinning a Yarn' with L-R Jon Doust, Clarrie Cameron, … READ MORE

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