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'Binjari Buks' launched

'Binjari Buks' launched

9 books in Kriol language, new to our publishing program. Written and illustrated by 13 Binjari women and gifted to Kriol-speaking children in the Katherine region.   Arriving at Darwin airport, smacked with the heat but squirming with nerves and excitement, it was the first time for some to the Northern Territory. Gathered in our group were ILF staff, lifetime volunteers and supporters from HarperCollins Publishers. We were on our way to Katherine to launch a series of nine books written in Kriol language by women from Binjari community. In Binjari, about 20 kilometres southwest of Katherine, Kriol is the...

  • Posted 08 December, 2017


Auction of Celebrity Autographs

Auction of Celebrity Autographs

Bid now on a unique book of autographs signed by Jon Faine's 774 Radio) 2017 Conversation Hour guests, with all proceeds going to our Foundation.  For the past year Jon Faine, host of The Conversation Hour on ABC Radio Melbourne Victoria, has been collecting autographs from every guest who has appeared on the show. And now they are up for auction with all funds raised being donated to our Foundation. The big book of 2017 program rundowns has been signed by a fine mix of celebrated authors, academics, actors, musicians, humanitarians, scientists, and sporting stars and includes the likes of: Barry...

  • Posted 01 December, 2017


"We enjoy Nhulunbuy!"

We’ve just returned from a field trip to Gove Peninsula in the NT, where children’s book illustrator Ann James and former teacher-librarian Ann Haddon ran a series of workshops with a group of children from Nhulunbuy Primary School, aged 7-13 years.  English is the second language for these Yolngu Matha-speaking students, and the writing and publishing project was the idea of teachers at the school who were keen to have literacy resources in the classroom that encouraged not only learning but also reading for enjoyment.  Ann James believes in working visually to get the kids excited and confident in creating...

  • Posted 02 November, 2017


Laying strong foundations for literacy

Laying strong foundations for literacy

When books from our Book Supply arrive at the preschool at Maningrida College in Arnhem Land, the staff are never short of help with the unpacking of the books. “There’s such excitement when the books arrive,” says Michelle Eddy, one of the preschool teachers. “The mums and kids love opening the boxes.” The preschool has been receiving books from our Book Supply program for just two years, but already the teachers have noticed the impact they’re having. They created an outdoor reading space where they read to the kids each day. Now the kids are heading for the books at other...

  • Posted 02 November, 2017


Trivia Night Fundraiser (29 Nov)

Trivia Night Fundraiser (29 Nov)

Do you love Book Trivia? Join us in Sydney with Richard Glover for our annual trivia night on Wednesday 29 November at 6pm.  Sydney will see MC Richard Glover take to the mic at Paddington RSL. Silent auctions and raffles will be held on the night with a fantastic array of prizes see below), with all proceeds to our Foundation.  Bookings are strictly limited so ensure your seat today. BOOK...

  • Posted 31 October, 2017