Monday, August 26, 2013

Movies From Books

In Cape Town, in July, we saw the movie, Spud, The Madness Continues, the sequel to the very popular Spud movie.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Indigenous Literacy Day

Wednesday, 4 September is Indigenous Literacy Day,  a day on which people everywhere are invited to support indigenous literacy initiatives and celebrate indigenous Australian culture.

At Reading for Australia we recognise how lucky children who excel at reading are:  both because they can escape into other dimensions through books but also because they often come from communities which are able to  accommodate and fuel their reading interests.

Sadly, many indigenous communities are not similarly resourced and, as a result, lots of indigenous kids do not get to experience the joy and opportunity of books.

As a community with a definite commitment to literacy, the Kids' Lit Quiz Australia supports the Indigenous Literacy Foundation's work in extending the power of the book to all children by raising literacy levels and so improving the lives and opportunities of indigenous Australians living in remote and isolated regions.

Monday, August 19, 2013

A Bit More News...

As you can see from the comments section of my last post, there is a lot happening in children's literature circles in Australia during August.  Here are a couple more things you may find interesting:

Monday, August 05, 2013

Book Week and Other News

Here is some information about books and authors which may interest you.

We visit bookshops wherever we go.  Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe