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The team at Reading Australia are passionate about supporting teachers of English in their abilities to pass on a love and appreciation for books by Aussie creators to new generations. We want to make it easy for teachers to choose Australian books to expose their students to, and so we create resources to make this […]

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These 15 resources are the most popular resources in the history of Reading Australia! Because you love these resources so much, we thought we’d make it easy for you and put them all in the same place. There’s a wonderful mix of classic and contemporary, novels and novellas, graphic novels and picture books, plays and […]

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Anzac Day is a time to remember the stories of all the Australian men and women who have served and died in war. First-hand memories can fade, but their triumphs and sacrifices are preserved in the books that tell their stories. We have curated a list of 8 Australian books that explore experiences of war with sensitivity and purpose. Ranging […]

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Applications are now open for the 2017 NSW Premier’s Copyright Agency Creativity and Innovation Scholarship for Teachers. This $15,000 prize is awarded for a study in any curriculum area related to creativity and innovation. Matt Scott, Head Teacher of STEM at Canobolas Rural Technology High School, won the 2016 Creativity and Innovation Scholarship. His proposal was […]

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In celebration of World Poetry Day on 21 March, we decided to spend the entire month featuring the diversity and brilliance of our Australian poets, contemporary and classic. Whether you’re not fully comfortable teaching poetry or whether you’re just looking for some tips to jazz up your next poetry class, we’ve got the resources for […]

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Because books can be life-changing, the Copyright Agency has launched a campaign, This Book Changed My Life. You and your students are invited to take part by posting about a book – or other creative work – that has had a major impact on you – and you can also make a pledge via social media to […]

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As Australian students and teachers begin the school year, one of the remotest publishing houses in the world, Magabala Books in Broome (WA) is gearing up to bring new Aboriginal perspectives to primary school classrooms all over the country. With a grant of $33,550 from the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund, Magabala Books will soon deliver […]

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Reading Australia is welcoming in the new school year with 10 brand new resources! In response to your feedback about the range of resources available, the selection below is a mix of classic and contemporary Australian books with a focus on visual texts and resources aimed at Junior Secondary. Click on the book titles below to […]

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WIN a trip to attend the AATE/ALEA National Conference 2017 6–9 July in Hobart Tasmania! Entering is easy! Tell us how you use Reading Australia to bring Australian literature to life in your classroom for your chance to win 5 days and 5 nights in Hobart, Tasmania, to attend the AATE/ALEA National Conference 6–9 July […]

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Illustrator Ann James has illustrated colouring sheets exclusively for Reading Australia, available here as free downloads for teachers and students. Duck and Pig are characters created by Ann James who spend their days gardening, playing on swings and chatting by the river. Students can join in their adventures by colouring in the drawings! Ann has left […]

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