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What is AustLit? AustLit is a fantastic resource that makes the lives of researchers, students of literature and especially teachers easier. It’s the first of its kind – no other country has attempted to compile such a comprehensive record of a nation’s creative writing and associated critical works. Simply, AustLit is an online database that […]

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Reading Australia is a few months away from turning five, so today we are looking back at which books have been the most popular since we first launched the Reading Australia initiative in 2013. Below you will find the top ten secondary and top ten primary titles; to view the full units of work, simply […]

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Last term we gave away ten $100 Booktopia vouchers, and this term we’re offering the same prize, but with a different challenge! We will give five $100 Booktopia vouchers to students and another five to their school libraries. This competition is run in partnership with the Australian Library and Information Association and is designed to […]

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Thank you to all the teachers and students who entered the Reading Australia 10-word challenge competition. This competition was run in partnership with the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) and was shared by librarians around the country. Over 1300 students took up the challenge to describe their favourite Reading Australia book in ten words […]

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We already know what books teachers keep reaching for, but what do students love to read? This week we are stepping aside and letting Portia Simon, a Year 10 student from Sydney, give us her book recommendations! We were delighted to have Portia spend some of her work experience week with the Reading Australia team, […]

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The Copyright Agency has today announced the first-ever Reading Australia Fellowship for Teachers of English and Literacy worth $15,000. The announcement was made at the premier English and literacy teachers’ conference in Perth, the AATE/ALEA National conference, sponsored by Copyright Agency. Copyright Agency CEO, Adam Suckling, says, “It is incredibly important we support the professional […]

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Leanne Heanly is the Teaching and Learning Librarian at Trinity Grammar School. In early 2018 she organised a school-based campaign inspired by the Copyright Agency’s This Book Changed My Life campaign. 1. Why did you want to get your students involved in the This Book Changed My Life campaign? We wanted to start the conversation […]

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More than 40 students and staff members from Trinity Grammar School in Sydney have shared the books that mean the most to them in videos to support the Copyright Agency’s This Book Changed My Life social media campaign. The social media campaign, created by the Copyright Agency highlights the important role that copyright plays in […]

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While Reading Australia is committed to celebrating Indigenous writers and illustrators all year long, NAIDOC Week is a wonderful opportunity to double our efforts in connecting teachers and their students with more Indigenous stories. More than 60 titles on the Reading Australia list were written and/or illustrated by Indigenous creators. Of these, 30 have resources […]

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To celebrate NAIDOC Week we are giving two primary students in Australia the opportunity to win a stack of books written and illustrated by Indigenous creators! The Lizard Gang will introduce your students to Zed, Boo, Eliza and Zoro – a spirited gang of monitor lizards who are constantly trying to outdo each other. They live deep in […]

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