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As school gears up again, it can be a challenging time of transition. From children arriving at school for the very first time, to juniors moving from lower primary to upper primary; Year 6 kids heading into high school for the first time, and seniors cartwheeling towards the final exams of their school lives. Here […]

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January 26 is a day to remember Australia’s history – the experiences of our Indigenous people and of the immigrants who chose Australia as their home – and to celebrate what it means to be an Australian in all its diversity. We’ve put together a list of primary and secondary Reading Australia books perfect for […]

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Everyone knows you never judge a book by its cover, but what about judging a book by its length? Maybe you’re a teacher searching for a book short enough to appeal to your students or you need a novella to suggest for next month’s book club. Perhaps you’re just looking for an enjoyable read you can […]

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Narrow Road to the Deep North - Richard Flanagan

Last year Richard Flanagan joined the handful of Australian writers who have won the prestigious Man Booker Prize. While this year there are no Australians in the running, we can enjoy the last day of Flanagan’s literary reign and remember Australia’s other winners and almost winners. 1. The Narrow Road to the Deep North – Richard Flanagan (2014 winner) Tasmanian-born Richard […]

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To commemorate World Mental Health Day we’ve put together a list of titles that explore different perspectives of mental illness. Visit the Mental Health Australia website or the official World Mental Health Day website for more information on World Mental Health Day. 1. Tell Me I’m Here, Anne Deveson Seventeen-year-old Jonathan developed schizophrenia at a […]

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Every year, Australia dedicates the first week of October to Be Kind to Animals Week, a time to be active in improving the lives of all creatures. Reading books to children is a fantastic way to teach them about having compassion and empathy for animals. Choose one (or all!) of these seven books and be swept […]

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