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Began 1974, now one of Australia's largest collections with 45,000 books, authors' papers, illustrators' artwork, research on creators, visual & audio material
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National Centre ACL 5h
There is nothing like podcasts - someone casting spells over youthful listeners with rivetting tales - for bedtime, car rides, doctors' offices - your personal storyteller with top-notch classics for several different ages
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National Centre ACL 5h
COMICS and more comics! 7 starring a mix of males & females for younger and older readers with some interesting plot lines
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National Centre ACL Jun 25
Podcasts - Publishers Weekly offers freely available interviews with children's and YA authors and illustrators for ages - great way to gain insights
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National Centre ACL Jun 25
😍 Christopher Myers discusses the aim of Random House's new imprint: “We need to understand the value of the stories we tell in a global context, as not only reflecting the world we live in, but shaping the world we want to become.”
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National Centre ACL Jun 24
No big surprises, but good corroration for what we know - the importance of reading to your child, parents are less likely to read to boys + comprehension is better from print than from screens via
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National Centre ACL Jun 24
Replying to @scisdata
Hello are you able to help us eager readers with access to this article? I think we all would be jumping into a queue to read it. May you have some 'weight' with such a request? belle.alderman@canberra.edu.au
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National Centre ACL Jun 23
Replying to @LizDerouet
Hi Liz, I guess you know that Canada has produced (recently) a cultural diversity database, though all 'diversity' lists have different scopes. Sounds like a great conference topic! Are you publishing the talk anywhere I could read it? - Belle Alderman
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National Centre ACL Jun 23
Okay! Who's the expert here? How many did you get right? I know some of us have seen this before, but a little bit of light-hearted fun is always a good experience - 20 Quotes From Children’s Books Every Adult Should Know
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National Centre ACL Jun 23
Perhaps try your local public or university library and see if they have acess? Sorry folks, I read the Abstract and throught you could access the rest. GRRRR
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National Centre ACL Jun 23
Oh! I thought you could. I went to the first page and read the Abstract, thinking you could access it. Maybe through your University or public library or AustLit if you have access?
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National Centre ACL Jun 22
😍 Guardian reviews - immediately I want to OWN these books - features their usual eclectic mix of picture books through YAs featuring star gazing, gleeful villains, Indigenous YAs +
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National Centre ACL Jun 22
Essential reading! Australian research identifies what enhances and what limits a whole school reading culture - we know reading can change readers and so the world via
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National Centre ACL Jun 22
Oxford children's dictionary drops 50 words relating to nature like fern, willow, & otter. Shock! In response this beautiful book recaptures the natural world for children and adults
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National Centre ACL Jun 22
'Reading Time Online' gives a comprehensive review of our Cultural Diversity Database - it's a big thumbs up! Do try our freely available database - the concept of these bks pictured is 'cross cultural relations'
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National Centre ACL Jun 21
Refugee Week in June ends. Authors are inspired to create stories for young people that explore refugees' challenges writing his latest novel, 'Detention', took advice from refugee lawyer interviewed here + review
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National Centre ACL Jun 21
Teaching without preaching - these picture books are an eclectic collection focussing on emotional development, inequality, prejudice and 'life's little lessons' in unusual ways
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National Centre ACL Jun 21
ALERT teachers and teacher librarians! Curriculum resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander here
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National Centre ACL Jun 21
ALERT writers for young people. ACT Writers Centre offers Masterclass with Kate Forsyth 24 Aug, Setting & Place with Jack Heath 28 Sept & Picture Books with Irma Gold 9 Nov. DETAILS here
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National Centre ACL Jun 21
REFUGEES & displaced people - thanks for these incisive & informative reviews of children's picture books + references to other sources such as NCACL'S cultural diversity database here
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National Centre ACL Jun 20
Infographic comparing the 2015 & 2018 US studies into diversity in children's books. A little good news but not much - details & discussion here
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