The QLD Premier’s Reading Challenge registration is now open. The Reading Challenge promotes literacy in young people by encouraging students from Prep to Year 7 to read a variety of books.
In 2010, more than 660 schools and over 100,000 students participated in the Challenge!
The reading period begins very soon – May 9th. If you’re keen to take up the challenge and are looking for some great titles to read, be sure to check out the Recommended Reading Challenge list.
We are excited to have the following fabulous Black Dog Books on the list:
Flame stands waiting By Corinne Fenton. Illustrated by Sebastian Ciaffaglione,Burke and Wills : expedition off the map by Karen Tayleur
The race for the Chinese zodiac By Gabrielle Wang. Illustrated by Sally Rippin, Regine Abos
Ramose: prince in exile by Carole Wilkinson
Koalas: the real story by Mark Norman
The Emperor’s kingdom : penguins on ice by Roger Kirkwood
The snake book: slip sliding away [Wild planet series] by Damian T. Goodall
These books are available from all good bookstores or our website
Goodluck with the challenge!
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We hope you all have a wonderful Easter and enjoy the
Be sure to visit again soon for more great author interviews and giveaways.
Two Black Dog Books have been shortlisted in the REAL Awards 2011. This shortlist is formulated from student nominations collected by the Children’s Choice Book Awards in ACT (COOL), NSW (KOALA), NT (KROC) and VIC (YABBA).
Picture Storybooks Category
My Dad Thinks He’s Funny by Katrina Germein. Illustrated by Tom Jellett
The Race for the Chinese Zodiac by Gabrielle Wang. Illustrated by Sally Rippin/Regine Abos
The Race for the Chinese Zodiac was also listed as a Notable book in the CBCA Awards 2011 Awards along with Merrow, by Ananda Braxton- Smith.
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Thank you to everyone for entering into the Fromelles giveaway. The winner has been selected using random number generator.
The winner is:
katswhiskers who said;
My sons eat books – especially realistic fiction. Even hubby (not a reader) read the Dragon Keeper series because boys’ enthusiasm grabbed him. Hubby enjoyed too.
If you missed out on winning a copy, Fromelles is available from all good bookstores.
QLD Readers – Look out for the upcoming giveaway in the QLD Courier Mail April 19th
Check out this great video created by Squiggle Mum, on our recent release, One Stitch at at Time.
For your chance to win a copy, visit her blog now!
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The All Saints Literary Festival begins today.
Three authors from Black Dog will be amongst a fabulous line up of authors and illustrator, all sharing their love of literature with young audiences.
Ben Beaton, Shirley Marr and Karen Tayleur
6th- 8th April 2011
For more information and photos see the All Saints College Literary Festival website
This week we are giving away a copy of our March release Fromelles: Australia’s Bloodiest Day at War by the multi-award-winning author, Carole Wilkinson. This book is an excellent educational resource for young readers. There’s lots of visual stimulus to keep readers engaged, including maps, fact-boxes, photographs and diagrams. Also, the combination of non-fiction and fiction accounts, make this a fascinating and engaging read and is sure to motivate young persons interest in Australian history.
The Battle of Fromelles lasted less than 24 hours – in which more than 5000 Australian soldiers were killed, wounded or taken prisoner. More Australian soldiers died at Fromelles than in the Boer War, Korean War and Vietnam War combined.
Just tell us in 25 words or less why you would like to win a copy. Leave your comment below and the winner will be announced next Wednesday 13th April.
Also, look out for our upcoming interview with the author Carole Wilkinson.
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