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We are thrilled that Ursula Dubosarsky has been named the new Australian Children’s Laureate for 2020–21. Ursula is the author of over 60 books for children, including novels, picture and illustrated books, non-fiction books and a play. Three of her books have been adapted into plays, and many of her titles have won or been […]

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We are thrilled to announce the launch of our annual poetry competition, this year hosted in partnership with Red Room Poetry. The competition will open on 21 March 2020 to coincide with World Poetry Day, a day which provides the chance for teachers to celebrate Australian poetry with their students. This year, entrants are asked […]

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Applications are now open for the 2020 Reading Australia Fellowship for the Teaching of English and Literacy. For full details visit the Copyright Agency website. The Fellowship, worth up to $15,000, will support an experienced teacher or teacher librarian to undertake professional skills development and career-enhancing opportunities. The Fellowship will enable teachers of English and […]

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Now that the school year is drawing to a close, we are able to recap the units we published this year, as well as start planning for 2020. The summer holidays are a great time to get stuck into reading books and resources, so for your convenience we have compiled all the units we published […]

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Alexander Wharton is halfway through his year-long Reading Australia Fellowship, and he’s been reading up a storm! He shares his teacher perspective on the books that have inspired him and educated him, just in time for the school holidays. You can follow his journey as the Reading Australia Fellow at The Missing Peace, where he blogs about […]

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Every year Reading Australia runs a NAIDOC Week colouring competition, and every year we are blown away by the enthusiasm and creativity of Australia’s students. We commissioned two brilliant illustrators to design colouring sheets inspired by their books that feature on Reading Australia: Angela Ramirez, who illustrated The Little Corroborree Frog, and graphic novelist, Brenton McKenna, who wrote […]

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Students around the world are increasingly engaging with (and in fact, driving) activism around the climate crisis. We’ve put together a list of six books about the environment, ranging from primary to secondary titles, for students interested in stories about conservation, endangered species, and sustainable practices. 1. Where the Forest Meets the Sea by Jeannie Baker ‘My father says […]

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We are thrilled to be able to share with you the new titles we will be publishing resources for in 2020. This news follows our announcement last month that the Miles Franklin Literary Award-winning title, Too Much Lip by Melissa Lucashenko, will have a secondary unit of work published on Reading Australia next year. Click […]

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THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED. This year we have commissioned two brilliant illustrators to create the artwork for our annual NAIDOC Week colouring competition: Angela Ramirez, who illustrated The Little Corroborree Frog, and Brenton McKenna, the graphic novelist who wrote and illustrated the Ubby’s Underdogs trilogy. The colouring sheets are designed to be used as […]

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Alex Wharton from Carinya Christian School in Gunnedah, NSW, is the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund’s first Reading Australia Fellow for a Teacher of English and Literacy. Copyright Agency’s CEO Adam Suckling says, ‘The Reading Australia Fellowship provides $15,000 to a leading English and literacy teacher to develop a career-enhancing research project which can be shared […]

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