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Art Auction Fundraiser - SAVE THE DATE

Art Auction Fundraiser - SAVE THE DATE

In collaboration with Penguin Random House and the Australian Society of Authors, we are pleased to announce a silent auction of donated artwork from prominent children's book illustrators. This special fundraising evening will be held on Thursday 2 June from 5pm. Save the date and watch this space for more information...

  • Posted 06 April, 2017


Making books for babies in first language

Making books for babies in first language

In mid March, children’s author and ILF ambassador Alison Lester, along with our Program team Tina Raye and Cindy Manfong, spent a week in Warburton, WA. The aim of the trip was to launch our exciting Book Buzz Publishing Program, which is about engaging families in producing books for their children that have local content and are in the home language. “Alison selected wonderful art supplies which we brought out with us,” explains Tina. “Paper, paints, crayons, markers, coloured tissue paper.” Each day, a group of playgroup families developed illustrations for two new board books for babies and toddlers in...

  • Posted 06 April, 2017


Seeking an Early Literacy Project Manager

Seeking an Early Literacy Project Manager

We are seeking a passionate, qualified early literacy project manager for our national Book Buzz program which aims to provide a strong foundation and love of reading for families, babies and toddlers in remote communities. Ideally, this role is based in Sydney and involves travel to remote communities predominantly in WA, Qld and NT) to establish, develop and evaluate the program. In addition, this role involves researching, sourcing and trialing of new resources for the program. This is a unique opportunity for an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander professional to make a positive contribution to early literacy in remote Indigenous communities. The...

  • Posted 04 April, 2017


Quentin Bryce launches Great Book Swap in Brisbane

Quentin Bryce launches Great Book Swap in Brisbane

Last Tuesday 21 March was the Brisbane launch of the 2017 Great Book Swap, launched by our Patron, Quentin Bryce from the Queensland Premier’s Office, who also launched the Early Childhood Australia’s ECA) Under Eight Weeks program. Both are events designed to support and promote childhood learning.   It was a great launch to celebrate the opening of registrations for the Great Book Swap to schools, libraries, businesses, organisations and community groups all across Australia. As well as launching the ECA’s Under Eight Weeks events, which promote the importance of early childhood experiences and learning through play. Quentin Bryce said...

  • Posted 30 March, 2017


Books in the kitchen?

Books in the kitchen?

In a remote Aboriginal community in the APY Lands of SA books from our Book Supply Program have found their way into a kitchen! Keen to see the books being made as available and accessible as possible, staff at TAFE SA’s Ernabella campus display them on a bookshelf in the campus kitchen. While students are waiting for the kettle to boil for a cuppa the books are always “being picked up, looked at and commented on”. Pukatja, formerly Ernabella, is just 30 kilometres south of the NT border, on the west side of the Stuart Highway. It’s a 1400-kilometre road...

  • Posted 29 March, 2017