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for full details about coming events.


Book Group

The book group meets regularly. It is an opportunity for members to discuss the books they have read (adult, young adult or children's fiction).  Just come along when you can.  More information can be found here         


Champion Pics Competition for School Students


Winning entries from 2016

Who can enter?

  • The competition is open to all school students (R-9) in SA.

What do entrants need to do?

  • Working individually, students select a shortlisted book from the Early Childhood or Picture Book Categories and create a visual presentation, no larger than A3 in size.
  • The presentation is an opportunity for students to show their response to literature: share their feelings and thoughts about the events and characters, or draw connections between personal experiences and the text, or reflect on the language used in the text and its influence on personal response.
  • Students can use any media.

When is it due?

  • All entries are due by Friday 8th September 2017.
  • The winners will be announced Wednesday 13th September 2017.
  • Entry is free.

What are the Prizes?

  • * R-2 prize: Breakfast with a South Australian author/illustrator
  • * 3-5prize: Breakfast with a South Australian author/illustrator
  • * 6-7prize: Breakfast with a South Australian author/ illustrator
  • * 8-9 prize: Breakfast with a South Australian author/illustrator
  • *Each winner will have the the choice of EITHER being a guest at the Breakfast with an Author and Illustrator Breakfast on Saturday 28 October at the Caledonian Hotel OR receiving a $50 book voucher to spend at one of our sponsor book shops. They will also receive a book bundle their school library.

The Entry form, FAQ's and a rubric to support entrants are located on our new website under the Competitions tab.



Book Week Dinner

Celebrate the end of Book Week and escape with us!

Date/Time: 6pm for 6.30 Friday 25th August, 2017 .
Location: Maylands Hotel, Phillis St, Maylands

Cost $65 Members, $70 non-members

(includes complimentary bubbles on arrival)

Our SA judge Katharine England will present the judges' talk.

Bookings open NOW!


Go to our new website for full details.


Breakfast with an Author & Illustrator

Date/Time:  Saturday October 28 1917
Location: Barton's Restuarant, Caledonian Hotel, 219 O'Connell St, North Adelaide.

Cost $40

Have a delicious hot breakfast with author Jane Jolly and illustrator Sally Heinrich as they launch and discuss their collaboration on their new book Papa Sky.

Only 40 places available. 



FFurther information is available here. 



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