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We challenged the students of Australia to send us their best haiku inspired by a book on Reading Australia, and we received more than 900 entries! This competition was run in partnership with the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) and was shared by librarians around the country. Each entry demonstrated the creativity and beauty […]

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The Copyright Agency is offering a $15,000 Reading Australia Fellowship for Teachers of English and Literacy to support an experienced teacher in undertaking professional skills development. This is an exciting career-enhancing opportunity to expand your skills and knowledge through a research project, which may be undertaken overseas. The deadline for applications is 1pm EST on […]

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Eight hundred students from seventy-eight different schools from around the country entered our NAIDOC Week competition to win a set of books written and illustrated by Indigenous creators! To enter each student coloured in an illustration created exclusively for Reading Australia by artist Grace Fielding, the illustrator of The Lizard Gang, written by Kirra Somerville. […]

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We are days away from finding out which author will become the 2018 winner of the Miles Franklin Literary Award! Since the Copyright Agency supports the Miles Franklin shortlist by providing each shortlisted author with a $5000 cash prize, naturally, all of our water-cooler chats are dominated by Miles Franklin speculation. The Reading Australia team are […]

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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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