Reading

Best books for kids: Book of the Year winners

The Book of the Year awards from the Children's Book Council of Australia have been announced, exploring themes that will resonate with young readers in a year of big challenges.

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Best of the Web: Frank Woodley’s story time tips for Dads, and more on being a father

Frank Woodley shows Dads how to put the oomph into story time in a fun video, the importance of raising courageous kids, and finding your sense of purpose as a father.

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A message of Hope from Paul Kelly to our young poets

We asked the legendary singer, songwriter and poet Paul Kelly to send a message to young poets for our Student Poetry Competition. Watch Paul's video, and be inspired.

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Away with words: Life in the scoreboard

We’re publishing book extracts to give you a break in these trying times. Peter Newlinds is one of Australia’s best known sports broadcaster. In this extract from his book Around the Grounds, published by Bad Apple Press, Peter remembers a school holiday job made for a sports-mad teenager – part of the ground staff at cricket Test matches.

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Mem Fox on the cycle of life

The inspiration for Mem Fox's new book was the realisation that one day her grandson would lose his grandparents. In this interview with The Parents' Website, the acclaimed author talks about children and grief, and the special bond between grandparent and grandchild.

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The Woof Factor: How story dogs are helping young readers

They're good listeners, attentive and don't judge. Find out how dogs are helping young students with reading - and much more.

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Winning words: Children’s Book of the Year Awards

Speech Pathology Australia has just announced the winners in its annual Children's Book of the Year Awards. Read what the judges said.

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Big Ideas for Small Readers: Kids’ Book of the Year winners

Contemporary social issues are explored by many winners of the Children's Book Council of Australia 2019 Book of the Year Awards.

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Are you putting your child off reading?

Choosing books for your child? Forcing them to read? New research reveals the things that are turning children off reading, writes Isang Awah.

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