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Reading Australia has partnered with the Australian Children’s Laureate Foundation (ACLF) to present an exciting opportunity for aspiring storytellers!

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In partnership with Nelson Cengage, we are giving away a set of resources from Our Land, Our Stories to a Reading Australia subscriber! Entry details here!

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Thank you to everyone who entered our National Reconciliation Week colouring competition – there were over 850 entries, so it was fiercely competitive! The Reading Australia team had a hard time choosing the final winners, but we are delighted to share the winning entries with you below. Dub Leffler is the wonderful illustrator behind this […]

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National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is commemorated every year from 27 May to 3 June, giving Australians the opportunity to acknowledge the Traditional Owners of this country, to learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and culture, and to celebrate Indigenous culture. The theme of this year’s NRW is ‘In This Together’. To learn […]

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EDIT: The deadline has been extended! New deadline: 5 p.m. Friday 10 July 2020. 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 […]

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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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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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We were blown away by all of the amazing poems we received throughout March – students experimented with form, genre, rhyming schemes, even their choice of muse (teachers, you are an inspiring bunch!). Thank you to the 550+ students who crafted such wonderful poems for us to read, and to the teachers who provided the guidance […]

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In commemoration of World Poetry Day on 21 March, we are running a poetry competition for primary and secondary students with two fabulous books to win in each category! World Poetry Day, proclaimed by UNESCO in 1999, celebrates the reading, writing and performance of poetry. How do my students enter? Challenge your students to write […]

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We asked students to redesign the cover of any book on Reading Australia, and they rose to the challenge with enthusiasm, sending in entries that demonstrated both creativity and keen understanding of their chosen books. We selected the best five entries as our prizewinners – scroll down to see the winning entries below. Each student […]

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