Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards – August reading challenge!

The arrival of August also means the arrival of a very important bookish event that’s marked on my calendar – the Children’s Book Council of Australia awards. It’s been a bit of a tradition of mine for the last few years to attempt to read every book that is listed on the ‘Notables’ list, and …

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Clunes Booktown Recap 1: Exploring Teen Reading Culture

Last weekend I joined thousands of booklovers, writers and creatives and headed to Clunes for the annual Booktown Fesitval. Clunes is a small regional town just outside of Ballarat which averages a population of around two thousand people. When it comes to the Booktown time of year, poor Clunes gets so flooded that a lot …

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