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Parents and Educators

World Read Aloud Day


       Arrange a special guest reader to visit your class, or use Skype to have classes from across Australia reading aloud with one another.

Children's Book Council of Australia

Reading Time

        Reading Time is the review site of The Children’s Book Council of Australia. 

        Reading Time Online replaces Reading Time in print. It includes reviews and  interviews with authors and illustrators.

Premier's Reading Challenge

The Premier of South Australia, Jay Weatherill, is challenging all students from Reception to Year 9 to read 12 books from the start of Term 1 and before 8th September, 2017.

Students in Years 10 – 12 are encouraged to continue their participation in the Challenge and may read 12 books of their own choice, at an appropriate level.

                Instead of just talking about books with your friends you can publish your Rate-a-Book on the Premier's Reading Challenge website for others to read.

                It's easy to do and won't take much time as there's not very much to write. The student who enters the most interesting Rate-a-Read  each month from

                February to August will receive a book prize.

National Simultaneous Storytime

 Wednesday 24th May, 2017 at 11am (AEST) and sharesThe Cow Tripped Over the Moon written by Tony Wilson & Laura Wood.

Organised by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), National Simultaneous Storytime promotes the value of reading and literacy  and the role of libraries. 


The Primary English Teaching Association Australia (PETAA) has a wide range of teaching resources, resources for professional development and details of what to expect from an author/illustrator visit..

Reading Hour

       This is taking place from 6pm to Tuesday 15 August 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

       Australian actor and author, William McInnes is the National Ambassador for The Reading Hour in 2014!

The Little Big Book Club

       This group promotes reading, literacy and Australian authors and illustrators.


The home of Australian Children's Book Illustration.

Focus on Fiction - Authors and Illustrators

From the Western Australian Department of Education and Training

Inside a dog

This is a website for young people about books. (managed by the State Library of Victoria)

May Gibbs Children's Literature Trust

This organisation promotes the creation of children’s literature by supporting the creativeness and careers of contemporary Australian children's authors and illustrators.

School Library Association of South Australia

The School Library Association of South Australia (SLASA) represents and supports the interests of school library personnel across all education sectors in South Australia through advocacy, professional development and communication.

The Style File

- showcasing some of Australia's most talented book Illustrators.



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