Kate's Blog (10)

The Infinite Wisdom of Roald Dahl

Here's a neat little poem to brighten this rainy afternoon. If this had a melody, it could be the theme song of libraries world over!

Television- By Roald Dahl

The most important thing we've learned,

So far as children are concerned,

Is never, NEVER, NEVER let

Them near your television set --

Or better still, just don't install

The idiotic thing at all.

In almost every house we've been,

We've watched them gaping at the…


Added by Kate on February 2, 2012 at 14:18 — No Comments

New Marian Keyes novel coming soon!

If you are a die-hard fan of Marian Keyes, as I am, and have read everything she's ever written, then you will be excited to hear that she has all but finished the "Helen" novel! Helen is the youngest of the five sisters in the Walsh family, whose lives have featured in Watermelon,…


Added by Kate on February 1, 2012 at 14:26 — No Comments

Australian Women Writers Reading and Reviewing Challenge 2012

This is a great initiative designed to counter the gender bias in reviewing and social media newsfeeds. It actively promotes the reading and reviewing of a wide range of contemporary Australian women's writing throughout 2012, the National Year of Reading.

Anyone can join in the challenge, by reading and reviewing a variety of writing by Australian women,…


Added by Kate on January 5, 2012 at 9:31 — 3 Comments

October School Holidays

Check out the exciting program of events planned for the October School Holidays- inspired by the International Year of Forests 2011. The full program can be found on the Children's Library webpage, and bookings open on Monday 12th September. Make sure you don't miss…


Added by Kate on August 30, 2011 at 13:47 — No Comments

10 songs about libraries and librarians!

For lovers of the greystockinged life- a list of songs to help you get your fix when the library doors are closed.


Added by Kate on February 19, 2010 at 13:48 — No Comments

Borders 100 Favourite books of all time

Everyone loves a list!

Here's another one as voted by Borders customers.…


Added by Kate on October 14, 2009 at 17:00 — No Comments

Children's Book of the Year Winners Announced

The winners of the Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Awards were announced at midday today.

The full list can be seen at http://cbca.org.au/winners2009.htm

Older Readers Book of the Year 2009

WINNER Tan, Shaun Tales from Outer Suburbia

HONOUR Eaton, Anthony Into White Silence

HONOUR French, Jackie A Rose… Continue

Added by Kate on August 21, 2009 at 15:24 — No Comments

Harry Potter misses out in the Children's Laureate list of favourite books...

The top 35 favourite books as chosen by Children's Laureate authors do not include J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter, despite the series having been at the top of most other lists for the last ten years:


Added by Kate on May 1, 2009 at 18:15 — 1 Comment

CBCA Book of the Year Shortlists Announced

The shortlists for the Children's Book Council of Australia book of the year have been announced- check them out here:


Added by Kate on March 31, 2009 at 14:52 — No Comments

2009 NSW Premier's Literary Awards- Kids and Teens

Ethel Turner Prize for Young People's Literature

Di Bates- Crossing the Line - published by Ford St

Michelle Cooper- A Brief History of Montmaray - published by Random House

D M Cornish- Monster Blood Tattoo: Lamplighter - published by Omnibus

Alison Goodman- Two Pearls of Wisdom - published by HarperCollins

Nette Hilton- Sprite Newberry - published by HarperCollins

Joanne Horniman- My Candlelight Novel -… Continue

Added by Kate on March 31, 2009 at 12:28 — No Comments


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