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Articles tagged “young adult”

School’s Out—Brave, Smart and Adventurous Holiday Reading for Kids

‘We don’t need no education...’

I’d like to think that Roger Waters would think twice about his gloomy 1979 proclamation today.

Q & A with Bernard Beckett about his new book, Lullaby

Bernard Beckett is the award-winning author of Genesis and August. His new and gripping psychological thriller, Lullaby, questions what makes us who we are.

Text at the 2015 Reading Matters Conference

Publicist Stephanie Speight spent a rewarding couple of days at the 2015 Reading Matters Conference with Text authors Laurie Halse Anderson and Clare Wright.

On the first day of Reading Matters there were tears, laughter, shock, awe and some extremely delicious brownies.

The winner of the 2015 Text Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing

The winner of the 2015 Text Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing is Kimberley Starr, author of The Book of Whispers!

The Book of Whispers is an imaginative and gripping historical fantasy novel set during the first Crusade, in a world where demons are real and gaining

The Text Prize 2015 Shortlist Announcement

Four outstanding manuscripts have been selected from 268 entries to make up the shortlist for the $10,000 Text Prize, awarded annually to the best unpublished manuscript for teenagers and children.

Laurie Halse Anderson Visits Australia and New Zealand

We’re thrilled that Laurie Halse Anderson is down under as a guest of the Auckland and Sydney Writers Festivals, and the State Library of Victoria’s Reading Matters Youth Literature Conference.

Competition Winners and a New Jack Mason Adventure

Congratulations to Melissa Rymer, winner of a magical Yarra Valley hot-air-balloon adventure of a lifetime, who shared the experience with Renzo, Sebastian and Nicholas on an exhilarating morning in March.

Shortlists Announced for the 2015 Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards

We’re thrilled that two of our books are on the Children’s Book Council Awards (CBCA) shortlists: The Minnow by Diana Sweeney (Books for Older Readers) and A–Z of Convicts in Van Diemen’s Land by Simon Barnard (Eve Pownall Award for Information Books).

Remembering James Aldridge

I first encountered James Aldridge’s books in the Kangaroo Flat Library when I was a braces-wearing, freckled eleven-year-old in zinc cream and Ken Done shorts.

The Meaning of Things: Kate Grenville on The Lieutenant
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Jill Fitzsimons, English teacher at Whitefriars College, interviewed Kate Grenville about her novel The Lieutenant, which is a set text for the VCE English 'Encountering Conflict' context.


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