Friday, September 08, 2006

Booktrust Teenage Prize

Find the shortlisted books for the Booktrust Teenage Prize 2006 at

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Nick Earls....

.... has been in the headlines lately since the premiere in Brisbane of the movie 48 Shades of Brown based on his book of the same name.

Brisbane takes lead role SMH Article
Colin Thiele

Australian author, Colin Thiele, died yesterday aged 85.

Links to News reports:
Acclaimed Storm Boy author Colin Thiele dies
Storm Boy's creator dies, aged 85
Storm Boy author dies at 85

Australian author Colin Thiele dies
Storm Boy' author Thiele dies
A reflection on Colin Thiele and his impact

Other Thiele Information
Colin Thiele - Biography

Colin Thiele Papers at the National Library
Colin Thiele's Eudunda Page
Penguin Author Profile
Adelaide City Council -
Colin Thiele
Teller of tales that teach

Postscript 8 September 2006
Children's author Colin Thiele farewelled

Sunday, September 03, 2006

New Blog Link

I have added an additional blog to the links from this site. Real Reading from Linda Weeks. Although the audience appears to be the community at her school the site hosts reviews of books for secondary students and information about authors and writing.
A niftly little tool

I just came across Visited Countries a small project demonstrating the power of manipulating the palette of a gif image on the fly. One can quickly create a map that identifies the countries one has visited. Here's my map for the with countries I have visited marked in red..

create your own visited countries map
vertaling Duits Nederlands
Getting ready for Book Week!

Just found a familiar face all dressed up and ready for Book Week at
St. Paul's Grammar School in New South Wales
Trusting in daydreams

Melbourne Age article on "The New Policeman" author, Kate Thompson
Enid Blyton - a daughter's view

Yorkshire Post interview with Gillian Baverstock, daughter of the prolific children' author.
Tales from the Slush Pile...

is an original comic strip that follows the trials and tribulations of a children's book writer. The full archive is available online at:
National Treasures from Australia’s Great Libraries ...

is at the State Library of New South Wales until 22 October 2006. Deatils of visits to other states are at:
Visiting Melbourne??

Take time out to visit the Maurice Sendak Exhibition at the Jewish Museum. Further details at :
Hooked on classics

Guardian interview with Australian author/illustrator Robert Ingpen,,1845164,00.html
Book Now - Children's Book Week 2006 ...

has been and gone. I was impressed by the decisions made by the judging panel this year. I particularly liked the Picture Book of the Year " The Short and Incredibly Happy Life of Riley By Colin Thompson, illustrated by Amy Lissiat
Magic Pencil

Children's Book Illustration Today
hosted by The British Library was a display of more than 300 paintings and drawings for children by Britain’s ‘starriest’ illustrators held in 2002-3. Highlights from the exhibition are available online.
I've had a rest and a holiday....

....from my blog but I have kept reading and collecting links of interest. I will start adding links over the next few days.