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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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It’s time to get creative! We are challenging students to design a new book cover for any title on the Reading Australia website. This challenge marks our third and last round of our competition run in partnership with the Australian Library and Information Association. Students are to choose any book from the Reading Australia list and […]

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The first year of Morris Gleitzman’s two-year term as the Australian Children’s Laureate is drawing to a close, and we are commemorating the occasion with a competition! What’s the prize? One lucky school will receive a book prize pack valued at over $580! It includes all thirty-three books on this fabulous poster, celebrating the books […]

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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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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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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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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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EDIT: THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED. We are giving away ten $100 Booktopia vouchers in total – five 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 encourage students to explore Australian books. Who can enter? The competition is […]

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Thank you to all the teachers and students who entered our Leigh Hobbs colouring competition. We received over 1200 entries from students all across the country! Congratulations to the winners, who each won a book prize pack. They were: Madalina, Year 2, Airdale Primary School, SA Gabrielle, Year 5, St Francis Xavier’s Primary School, NSW […]

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