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The Prime Minister’s Literary Awards shortlist for 2016

The Prime Minister’s Literary Awards began in 2008 and aim to recognise individual excellence and the contribution Australian authors make to the nation’s cultural and intellectual life.  The panel of judges make recommendations to the Prime Minister for the shortlists and winners across … Continue reading

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The Reading Hour 2016

  The annual Reading Hour aims at encouraging families to spend time reading with each other. Although the 16th of August from 6 – 7pm is nominated as the specific time and date for Reading Hour 2016 and some families and … Continue reading

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Read it before you see it

There are lots of books that getting the dramatic treatment in 2016, either for the movies or for TV and it is a truth universally acknowledged that the book is better 99% of the time. Here are some of the books … Continue reading

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Great Dragon Detective Quest at Katoomba Library

Here’s an event just for the kids! Solve the clues by finding Blue’s dragon eggs and you could win a book prize pack! Meet local authors and illustrators including Emily Rodda, James Roy, Steven Herrick, Stephen Measday, Susan Boyer, Dawn … Continue reading

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Children’s Book Week nominations for 2014

  Younger Readers         Older Readers     Early Readers   Picture Book     Eve Pownall Award for Information Books WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED TOMORROW! Stay tuned……

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Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year 2013 Winners

The Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) have announced the Book of the Year winners for 2013 and they are as follows : Older Readers Book of the Year 2013 For mature readers Winner : Margo Lanagan – Sea Hearts … Continue reading

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2013 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards Shortlists

A few days ago the shortlists for the 2013 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards was announced by Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Arts Minister Tony Burke. From children’s books that excel in the art of storytelling through to revealing works of … Continue reading

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