Friday, September 22, 2006

Inside the real Lian Hearn

A Times UK article at:,,923-2358181,00.html

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Librivox This site provides free audiobooks from the public domain. LibriVox volunteers record chapters of books in the public domain and release the audio files back onto the internet.
Intute is a free online service providing you with access to the very best
Web resources for education and research. The service is created by a network of
UK universities and partners. Subject specialists select and evaluate the
websites in our database and write high quality descriptions of the

New Survey on ALIA pages

Go to to complete a survey on the Library and Information Sector Workforce led by Gillian Hallam. It will take up to 30 minutes to complete, but it will provide worthwhile information for the profession.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Vogel Award

Nominees for this year's "The Australian"/Vogel Literary Award have been announced. The shortlisted titles are:

Jeremy Aitken The Bike

Belinda Castles The River Baptists
Jarad Henry Spider Web
Matthew Schreuder Muscle
Anna Westbrook Hey Sugar

Chris Riddell and Paul Stewart

We were lucky enough to have this visiting English author/illustrator duo, creators of The Edge Chronicles, visit our school last week to address the students. The students were mesmerised by the visitors who spoke of the process they go through to produce their works and then answered questions from the students. While Paul spoke Chris made a sketch of one of his characters.