Saturday, September 24, 2005

Victorian Premier's Literary Awards: Shortlist 2005

The 2005 Victorian Premier's Literary Awards shortlist has been recently announced. The winners will be annonuced on October 17. See the list with judges' comments at
Colin Thompson Desktop Background Images

At his website author and illustrator Colin Thompson has made some of his images available for download. The bookshelf image is available in full colour or sepia.

Monday, September 19, 2005

Fully booked teacher's pet in a class of his own

Article about Ursula Dubosarsky from the Sydney Morning Herald

Sunday, September 18, 2005

E-Portfolios for Learning

Helen Barrett's blog with links to her site on professional portfolios is a must for the teacher librarian who wishes to keep up with current practice.

"MusicAustralia is an online service developed by the National Library of Australia and the National Film and Sound Archive (a division of the Australian Film Commission). MusicAustralia helps you to find, access and navigate a rich store of information on Australian music, musicians, organisations and services from a single access point." Search this database at

The follow a theme feature is similar to that found at PictureAustralia.
Guardian Children's Fiction Prize Shortlist Announced

See the titles at:,16065,1571857,00.html
The winner will be announced on October 1st.
Australian Author hits headlines in Bangkok Post

'The first book I wrote was a children's book," said Andrew Matthews, Australian author of Being a Happy Teen, " Read the full article in the Bangkok Post at