Literacy

Story time again: reread the books you loved as a kid and be inspired

Now is a fabulous opportunity for adults to revisit their favourite children’s books, writes Diane Bourke. It's a way to reignite your imagination and create new perspectives.

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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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Our Student Poetry Competition – ideas to inspire young poets

With time at home, we think it’s the perfect moment for young poets to enter our Student Poetry Competition, an event of our Arts Learning Festival. Here Diane Bourke provides some wonderful ideas to help inspire young poets.

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Read all about it: The ultimate kids book guide

Looking for books for infants to young adults? The latest edition of the Kids’ Reading Guide is out, featuring over 100 of the best children’s books, writes Natalie Moutafis.

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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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Der Cellospieler (The Cello Player), by Nathaniel Jackson

The Short Story Competition run as part of our Arts Learning Festival showcased the creative talents of Victorian students. We’ve asked winners to record their stories. Nathaniel Jackson, from Year 10 at Chairo Christian School, won the years 9-10 category.

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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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The Moment, by Archer Tatham-Thompson

The Short Story Competition run as part of our Arts Learning Festival showcased the creative talents of Victorian students. We’ve asked winners to record their stories. Archer Tatham-Thompson, from Year 6 at Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School, was the winner of the years 5-6 category.

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