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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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A. S. Patric is a writer and bookseller. In 2016, his novel Black Rock White City won the Miles Franklin Prize. The novel was also listed by the Australian Book Review as one of the best novels of 2015, and was Highly Commended in the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards 2016. Atlantic Black will be published in […]

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John Marsden is an Australian writer and teacher. He has been writing YA literature for three decades and has made an indelible mark on generations of readers and writers in Australia. John’s first book, So Much to Tell You, was published in 1987. Since then, he has written or edited over 40 books and has sold over 5 million […]

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Leigh Hobbs is the 2016-2017 Australian Children’s Laureate. The theme for Hobbs’s term as Children’s Laureate is ‘to champion creative opportunities for children, and to highlight the essential role libraries play in nurturing our creative lives’. Leigh has been shortlisted for the CBCA Picture Book of the Year Award (for Mr Chicken Goes to Paris, Horrible Harriet and […]

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Dr Anita Heiss writes non-fiction, commercial women’s fiction, children’s literature and poetry. She is a fierce advocate and is known for her social commentary. A proud member of the Wiradjuri nation of central NSW, Anita is also a Lifetime Ambassador of the Indigenous Literacy Foundation, an Advocate for the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence, an Ambassador of […]

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Andy Griffiths and Jill Griffiths are a unique writing partnership. Along with illustrator Terry Denton, they are the team behind some of the most successful children’s literature in Australia. They are best known for the Treehouse and Just! series, but their entire body of work is truly impressive. Andy’s first published work was Just Tricking! […]

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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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