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Began 1974, now one of Australia's largest collections with 42,000 books, authors' papers, illustrators' artwork, research on creators, visual & audio material
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National Centre ACL 9h
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National Centre ACL 11h
😞 STILL in the UK - of 9,115 children's books published in 2018, only 4% feature Black & minority ethnic characters. Children need to see themselves reflected in the books they read. These are invaluable in nurturing a child's reader identity.
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National Centre ACL 12h
Sounds like a book to savour!
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National Centre ACL 12h
A good story always endures for the next generation. 55yo 'Stormboy' classic novel by Colin Thiele is on bestsellers list for March. Released as a movie in Australia in 2018 and now screening in the US. We hold many translations.
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National Centre ACL 12h
What?! A million kids reading the SAME book at the SAME time on 22 May? It's Matt Cosgrove's zany story 'Alpacas with Maracas'. Register & join the event across Australia!
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National Centre ACL 12h
Q&A with Samantha Schultz who recalls writing her YA free verse memoir dealing with anxiety disorder when there were no such books. Now reissued, she recalls these moments with feeling
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National Centre ACL 18h
🥰 Q&A with Manuela Adrenni who describes her art as 'delicate, honest and gentle'. Check out her favourite illustrators, and you'll spot her affinity with them.
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National Centre ACL 20h
Kids love them! Graphic novels & comics dominated sales of kids' books in 2018, particularly the series by Jeff Kinney 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid' & Dave Pilkey's 'Dog Man' series.
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National Centre ACL 20h
What kids like and why! Andy Griffiths & Terry Denton believe that "Books are the last frontier of freedom and wilderness for kids, for imagining dangerous things, for imagining craziness and worst-case scenarios."
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National Centre ACL Apr 17
Disappearing school libraries/teacher librarians. 'A school library is a well-oiled machine, constantly evolving, tailor-made for the population it serves.' Still over 9,000 school library jobs have been eliminated in the last ten years across the US.
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National Centre ACL Apr 17
Q&A with Carly Nugent, winner of the bookshop Award for Children's Books 2019
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National Centre ACL Apr 17
And to think that the collection has NEVER travelled to Australia before! How lucky are we?
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National Centre ACL Apr 17
Teacher librarians - those effervescent lovers of kids' books! 35 teacher librarians visited us Monday 15 April while in Canberra for the Australian School Library Assoc Conference. The hardest part for us is...
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National Centre ACL Apr 16
Sharing ideas & celebrating Children's Book Week in Australia & US, now its 100th year - in Australia, its 74th year. Check out US huge increase in participation, videos, events, poster with 12 illustrators, merchandise and more
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National Centre ACL Apr 16
Catch up with Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) shortlists for younger readers. Here are the Older Readers 13yo+ Other categories - picture books, younger readers, small publishers of children's books from this website
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National Centre ACL Apr 16
The tie that binds families together - grandparents in 25 books featuring unconditional love between grandparent and child
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National Centre ACL Apr 15
Absolutely essential part of teacher librarianship!
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National Centre ACL Apr 15
We loved sharing our passion for Australian children's literature with the ASLA folk! A must visit if Aussie kids' lit is your passion!
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National Centre ACL Apr 15
UK BookTrust analysed children's bks published in UK between 2007-2007. Findings? Desperate lack of colour & creators of colour results in children not seeing themselves in books - Consequences? Why this is important
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National Centre ACL Apr 15
Everyone needs role models and shrinking teacher librarians means we need them more than ever!
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