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Began 1974, now one of Australia's largest collections with 46,000 books, authors' papers, illustrators' artwork, research on creators, visual & audio material
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National Centre ACL 21h
Slip on the white gloves event! Join Rowan Simpkin on 25 Sept as she explores Bob Graham's original art in 'Max' and 'A Bus Called Heaven'. Register here
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National Centre ACL Sep 17
'Dr Seuss's Horse Museum' (lost manuscript found) illustrated by the very talented Aussie Andrew Joyner comes in this week at #1 best selling picture book in the US! YAHOO! Here's Joyner's bio
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National Centre ACL Sep 17
Oliver Jeffers' quirky, highly original picture books have sold over 12M copies and are translated into 45 languages. Coming soon - 4 new titles, one a compilation of faves, one using lithography, a new technique for him + ruminations about inspiration
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National Centre ACL Sep 17
Bonus for everyone! Did you miss Sarah Jayne Mokrzycki's talk presented by our Centre yesterday? Here is a 🎁 for you! On our website you will find the freely available annotated bibliography of 100 books our Centre...
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National Centre ACL Sep 17
Great talk & fascinating discussion - THANKS You were terrific! 🎁BONUS - a researcher at our Centre has produced this annotated bibliography of 100 books about family diversity in Australian children's picture books now available here
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National Centre ACL Sep 17
Here there are - US National Book Award longlist. 5 finalists announced Oct 8 with winners announced Nov 20.
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National Centre ACL Sep 17
Middle grade reading material (8-12yo) is performing strongly. Fascinating article exploring how publishers reach the readers through teachers, librarians, trivia contests, digital marketing+
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National Centre ACL Sep 17
Come on everyone! Pick up a book and be part of HAPPY READING HOUR 4-5pm today
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National Centre ACL Sep 16
Thank you for mentioning our Cultural Diversity Database, a project 15 people worked on for 18 months with great joy - and we will be updating it too!
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National Centre ACL Sep 16
Brenton E McKenna, Indigenous author from Broome talks of struggles, inspiration, stamina & family support - now success with first ever Indigenous comic book saga
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National Centre ACL Sep 16
😍 the look & design of these picture books is so amazing. Never cease to be amazed by illustrators' talent!
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National Centre ACL Sep 16
Where else could you see 96 Australian picture books about family diversity, hear an expert on the topic, get a free biblio, treated to refreshments? - Canberra of Univ tomorrow - do rock up 4.30pm & pay at the door. More info
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National Centre ACL Sep 16
Amazing find - "When anthropologists in the 1800s were speaking to our people, they took down words and interpreted what Ngunnawal people were saying," Here is an Indigenous language puzzle with missing pieces
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National Centre ACL Sep 14
Confession! I'm a big fan of - her books and especially her ruminations on how stories and characters come to be. Take a leisurely stroll though the genesis of 'Maya and Cat' - wonderfully uplifting and inspiring
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National Centre ACL Sep 14
Replying to @NatCentAusChLit
Philosophical thoughts to ponder from Kahlil Gibran on children - 'You may house their bodies but not their souls, for their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow…”
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National Centre ACL Sep 14
Philosophical thoughts to ponder ... “Your children are not your children. They are the sons & daughters of Life’s longing for itself. You may give them your love but not your thoughts, for they have their own thoughts. Cont ... next tweet
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National Centre ACL Sep 14
☹️Edith Cowan U researcher Margaret Merga & School Library Assoc in Western Australia reveal dire loss of teacher librarians & library budgets cut - resulting in lower literacy & lacking information skills & ❤️of reading
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National Centre ACL Sep 14
School children go 'on country' to "Lutruwita, or Tasmania, belongs to everyone-if everyone can take home a sense of ownership & pride in that story, it helps us as Aboriginal people to preserve & protect it for many, many generations to come."
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National Centre ACL Sep 14
The Spirit Project - a film documentaray about unsung heroes of Bourke's recent past — Aboriginal community leaders leading the push for better education, health & human rights. Aims to encourage school students to develop & share stories of their elders
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National Centre ACL Sep 14
Listen up! Sarah Jayne Mokrzycki and Belle Alderman will be chatting with Paula Kruger on ABC 666 Tuesday 17 Sept around 3.15pm. All about why family diversity matters in Australian picture books - she's picked 4 out of 100 books to chat about! Which will they be?
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