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Rosie Scott was a critically-acclaimed writer, a passionate human rights activist, a creative writing mentor, a wife, mother and grandmother. Born in 1948 in Wellington, New Zealand, her childhood was spent freely roaming the crashing, wild ‘edge of the world’ with her siblings. She began writing as a child, her curiosity and imagination likely inspired […]

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There are two key weeks dedicated to celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and history, and raising awareness about the issues faced today by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Reconciliation Week is celebrated from 27 May to 3 June and NAIDOC Week is celebrated 3–9 July. This year the 27th of May has extra […]

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Reading Australia has partnered with Magabala Books to create 15 resources for books, over the course of 2017, by Indigenous authors and illustrators. Magabala Books is a publishing house that focuses on bringing Indigenous voices and talent to the forefront. The project was inspired by the many teachers who reached out to Reading Australia to ask […]

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We are thrilled to introduce you to the winner of our ‘Win a trip to the AATE/ALEA Conference’ competition! Name: Deborah Peters School: Georges Hall PS This year is teaching: Kindergarten Fun fact: has been a part of the Salvation Army since childhood. Deborah’s winning entry was a unit of work that integrated activities from the […]

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To celebrate Reconciliation Week AND the first release of our Indigenous resources created in partnership with Magabala Books, we are giving two primary students in Australia the opportunity to win a stack of books published by Magabala! In Mad Magpie, written and illustrated by Gregg Dreise, Guluu is an angry magpie who is being teased by a gang of […]

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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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