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Start Art Book Club for Kids | AGSA & State Library

[ June 2, 2024; August 4, 2024; October 6, 2024; December 1, 2024; ]
Start Art Book Club – An Art And Literature Adventure for Kids
Engage, explore and experience art and writing with storyteller extraordinaire, Helen Lawry at the Start Art Book Club.
Presented by the State Library of South Australia and the Art Gallery of South Australia (AGSA). The recommended age for those taking part is 8 to 13 […]

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National Simultaneous Storytime | Bowerbird Blues | 22 May 2024

[ May 22, 2024; ]  
National Simultaneous Storytime (NSS) is held annually by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA).
Every year, a picture book, written and illustrated by an Australian author and illustrator, is read simultaneously in libraries, schools, pre-schools, childcare centres, family homes, bookshops and many other places around the country.

Now in its 24th successful year, it is a […]

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Book Club Playgroup | St Raphael’s School

Book Club Playgroup –  St Raphael’s School
In their bright and air conditioned library, St Raphael’s school invites you to help develop your child’s love and understanding of learning each Wednesday morning from 9:15am to 10:30am.
Each week they will choose a different picture book to read to the group. Based on the chosen book, children will […]

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Squishy Taylor and the City-Wide Ghost Plague | Fringe at Home | Review

Squishy Taylor and the City-Wide Ghost Plague: Adelaide Fringe 2024
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️  stars for a clever activity that kids and adults can do together at home
Review by Claire Davill
Squishy Taylor and the City-Wide Ghost Plague is an activity designed for adults and kids to complete together. This is not a show, it’s an interactive, clever activity that […]

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CBCA 2023 Book of the Year Awards

The CBCA Book of the Year Awards reflect the strength and diversity of children’s literature in Australia.
Established in 1945, the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) was founded at a time when Australian children’s books were few, and Australian authors and illustrators were virtually unknown. In 1946 the CBCA established annual book awards to promote […]

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CBCA Book Week | Read, Grow, Inspire | 19-25 Aug 2023

[ August 19, 2023 to August 25, 2023. ]
CBCA Book Week 2023 & Costume Ideas
This year’s theme is “Read, Grow, Inspire”. The featured artist is Matt Ottley.
Each year since 1945 the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) has brought children and books together across Australia through CBCA Book Week.

During this time schools and public libraries spend one glorious week celebrating books and Australian […]

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Australia’s Top 50 Kids’ Books for 2022

Better Reading – Australia’s Top 50 Kids’ Books for 2022
Each year, Australians have their say about which children’s books and authors they love to read. Take a look at the winning list for 2022.
The Better Reading Top 50 Kids is a well-loved annual event that readers vote for, celebrate and then discuss. It’s a true […]

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The Garden on Red Gum Road | Book by Phil Cummings

Raising Literacy Australia connects with the local community through The Garden on Red Gum Road book launch.
Raising Literacy Australia (RLA) has officially launched the book, The Garden on Red Gum Road, at a local community garden, The Precinct, to an audience of young families. In partnership with City of Playford, the launch celebration featured author […]

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Violin & Cello by Catherine Greer | Book for Young Readers

Violin & Cello
Violin & Cello, written by Catherine Greer with an original composition by Alexander Lau, and illustrated by Joanna Bartel, is a perfect gift for any young musician.
Violin & Cello celebrates musical friends — with a bonus duet of ‘The Mystery Friends’ for young violinists and cellists to play.  With more than half a million […]

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Ash Barty presents Little Ash | Illustrated Books for Young Readers

Little Ash Books
Discover the new illustrated series of books for young readers by Ash Barty.
Australian tennis superstar Ash Barty has teamed up with Jasmin McGaughey and Jade Goodwin to bring young readers this fun and exciting new illustrated series about school, sport, friendship and family.  There are currently six books in the series.
Ashleigh Barty was […]

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The Environment Award For Children's Literature

Karajia Award & Environment Award for Children’s Literature Shortlist | 2022

Karajia Award for Children’s Literature & Environment Award for Children’s Literature
The Wilderness Society has announced the exciting new Karajia Award for Children’s Literature and its Shortlist, celebrating Australia’s First Nations authors and illustrated children’s books alongside the 2022 Shortlist for The Environment Award for Children’s Literature (EACL) which recognises the creativity and talent of authors […]

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Mem Fox Space | State Library of South Australia | 2022

Mem Fox Space Comes to the State Library of South Australia
The State Library of South Australia is excited to be working with Mem Fox, one of Australia’s most celebrated children’s authors, to create a dedicated space for children and families in the library’s Institute Building.
Named in honour of Mem Fox’s contribution to children’s literature and […]

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Speech Pathology Australia’s 2021 Book of the Year Award Winner | Look, Baby!

Book of the Year Award Winner – Look, Baby!
Raising Literacy Australia’s Look, Baby! wins esteemed Book of the Year award.
Look, Baby! written by Janeen Brian and illustrated by Renée Treml, has been announced as Speech Pathology Australia’s 2021 Book of Year, in the birth to three years category. This year’s awards attracted 248 nominees across […]

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Why Don’t I Have That? | Children’s Book by Taylor Anderson

Why Don’t I Have That? Children’s Book by Taylor Anderson
Mae the Fairy Wren spends her days comparing herself to the other birds, until she learns the most important lesson – to admire herself most of all.
This children’s book will delight children of all ages with its colourful characters. A story about self love and not […]

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Libraries in South Australia | What’s on Offer at Your Local Council Library

Libraries in South Australia – Find out what’s on offer at your local council library
Council libraries have always been a haven for book lovers seeking a quiet cosy corner to escape from the world. While they still have cosy corners, couches and an amazing collection of fabulous books for children and adults, they also offer […]

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Did You Know? | Hand Illustrated Children’s Book by Jessica Bennett

Did You Know? Children’s Book by Jessica Bennett
Created by Adelaide based Australian author Jessica Bennett, Did You Know? features rhyming stories which encourage children to use their imagination and see the magic in nature.
Jessica started writing this book for her niece, Eva, in 2015 when she was 5 years old. She was going through a […]

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Billie’s Special Stories by Sally Rippin | Early Readers | Book Review

Billie’s Special Stories by Sally Rippin – Book Review
Fun, relatable stories for young readers aged approx. 6 to 8 years
by Sharon Harrington
My little 6 year old has started learning to read this year at school and was keen to read her own chapter novel. A friend put us onto the Billie B Brown books which […]

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CBCA Book Week | Old Worlds, New Worlds, Other Worlds | 21-27 Aug 2021

[ August 21, 2021 to August 27, 2021. ]
CBCA Book Week 2021
Each year across Australia, the Children’s Book Council of Australia brings children and books together celebrating CBCA Book Week. During this time schools, libraries, booksellers, authors, illustrators and children celebrate Australian children’s literature and you will often see children’s book character parades and talented librarians creating amazing displays.
Throughout the year, the Children’s […]

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FREE Books For Kids – Sesame Street | Big W | From 18 Feb 2021

[ February 18, 2021 to April 15, 2021. ]
FREE Sesame Street Books for Kids
BIG W is set to give away more than 2.6 million Sesame Street books entirely free as part of its Free Books For Kids program, with another 40,000 books to be given to children in need. 
Returning for its fifth instalment, the initiative seeks to support literacy by making books for […]

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Australia Reads | Australian Reading Hour | 1-12 Nov 2020

[ November 1, 2020 to November 12, 2020. ]
Australia Reads & Australian Reading Hour
In November, Australia Reads invites Australians of all ages and from all walks of life to share and celebrate the joys of reading.
Whether you’re picking up a book for the first time or your head is already stuck in one, there’s plenty of books, activities and events as part of […]

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Alexander The Great | Alexander Volkanovski’s Children’s Book

Alexander the Great by Alexander Volkanovski
Australia’s UFC Featherweight World Champion, Alexander Volkanovski has recently released a children’s book “Alexander the Great” to inspire little ones with his story.
Aimed at kids aged 3 and up, the book tells the story of Alex’s rise through the ranks of the UFC with messages of positivity and resilience for […]

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Storytime at Carrick Hill | 7 & 8 Oct 2020

[ October 7, 2020 to October 8, 2020. ]
Storytime at Carrick Hill
An hour of stories celebrating the CSCA Book Week theme “Curious Creature, Wild Minds” & linked to the Story Book Trail.
Aimed at 4-8 year olds, but suitable for younger and older children, Storytime at Carrick Hill will include a takeaway bag of related craft activities and a discount voucher from Pegi Williams […]

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Jane Reilly and Peter Combe reading ‘Hi. This is Coronavirus’ | 2020

Jane Reilly and Peter Combe reading ‘Hi. This is Coronavirus’
SA Health have produced an easy to follow book explaining coronavirus to children.
In this video, South Australian icons Jane Reilly and Peter Combe educate children on how to stop the spread of COVID-19 by reading ‘Hi. This is Coronavirus’ to them at Unley Library
‘Hi. This is […]

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CBCA Book Week 2020 – Curious Creatures, Wild Minds | 17-23 Oct 2020

[ October 17, 2020 to October 23, 2020. ]
CBCA Book Week 2020
Each year across Australia, the Children’s Book Council of Australia brings children and books together celebrating CBCA Book Week. During this time schools, libraries, booksellers, authors, illustrators and children celebrate Australian children’s literature and you will often see children’s book character parades and talented librarians creating amazing displays.  
Throughout the year, the […]

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Indigenous Literacy Day | Virtual Event | 2 Sep 2020

[ September 2, 2020; ]
Indigenous Literacy Day Celebrations 2020
Join Andy Griffiths, Anita Heiss, Alison Lester, Jessica Mauboy, Shelley Ware, Josh Pyke, Archie Roach and more to celebrate language, literacy and learning on Wednesday 2 September 2020.
The Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF) is celebrating language and literacy in remote communities and the immense opportunities that positive community-led engagement can provide.

On Indigenous […]

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Our Stories | Something on Saturday | 4 Aug – 25 Sep 2020

[ August 4, 2020 to September 25, 2020. ]
Our Stories – Dreamtime Stories for Children
Presented by Adelaide Festival Centre’s Something on Saturday
Three storytellers from Aboriginal language groups across South Australia are sharing their cultural knowledge as part of a free online experience presented by Adelaide Festival Centre’s Something on Saturday program.
Available from 4 August 2020, Our Stories invites viewers to take a seat around […]

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MS Readathon | Embark on an Epic Adventure | Aug 2020

[ August 1, 2020 to August 31, 2020. ]
MS Readathon – Embark on an epic adventure this August!
The MS Readathon inspires kids to read as much as they can, all for an incredible cause.
The rules are simple. Read whatever you like, as much as you can, during the entire month of August. This year’s MS Readathon will be a magical quest, and the […]

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Story Box Library | Favourite Stories Read By Our Best Storytellers

Watch celebrated stories read aloud by your favourite storytellers.
Designed to engage young people and ignite a passion for reading, imagining and learning, Story Box Library is an online reading room rich with Australian stories, diverse storytellers, and detailed activities for the classroom and home.
Story Box Library aims to get kids excited about reading, inspire their […]

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Embrace Your Body Children’s Book by Taryn Brumfitt

Embrace Your Body Children’s Book from the founder of the Body Image Movement
Body image is the number one issue affecting our children today, and so the Body Image Movement’s mission is to educate this impressionable group to embrace their bodies and love who they are, both inside and out, with the introduction of their (first […]

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Listen to Celebrities Read James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl

Listen to Celebrities read James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
Academy Award-winning filmmaker, Taika Waititi reads James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl, in full across 10 episodes, to raise money for @Partners In Health.  
Over the series, Taika will be joined by Utkarsh Ambudkar, Cate Blanchett, Jamie Cullum, Benedict Cumberbatch, Roman Griffin […]

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