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Big Kids Lit Quiz

Join us for an end of year party for the Kids Lit community with a quiz based on children’s literature.

· Our Lady’s College, 15 Chester Rd, Annerley

· Sunday, 25 Nov. 2017 | 12:00 – 3:00PM

· $15 per team member. Make up a team of four.

· RSVP Trybooking

Food supplied but BYO drinks. Win prizes and raffles.

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Proceeds to IBBY (International Board on Books for Young people

We invite CBCA Qld, SCBWI, QSLA, May Gibbs Trust, teachers, librarians, teacher-librarians, library technicians and any lovers of KidsLit to join us for lunch followed by six rounds of quiz questions.

The aim is to have some end of year fun with friends, help raise funds for IBBY and find out how the International Kids Lit Quiz works.

In 2019 there will be three heats in Qld, Ipswich, Gold Coast and Brisbane.

Romancing the Stars updates

We need more bookings for the Brisbane event by this Friday 12th February 2016, so we can let the caterers know how much delicious food to prepare for everyone. Numbers are currently down on last year so it will be a very intimate affair. There are lots of give away books for the quiz at the end so most should go away with a bonus. A big stack of books for the raffle have been donated by Riverbend Books.

Thursday the 18th February is the date to go to St Joseph’s Nudgee, just off the Gateway not far from the Entertainment Centre. Discover new authors to invite to your school or library.  There is some amazing new talent emerging in this area. Buy some books for your library, your self, your friends from the Book Garden and support a local independent bookseller.

All profiles of the ‘stars’ are now on the events page.

Book here for the Brisbane event.

The Sunshine Coast event is on Friday 26th February.  Go here to book. Lots of giveaway books here too courtesy of the publishers and more books for sale.

Stop Press! Gregg Dreise is now making an appearance at the Sunshine Coast event.


STEM in Children’s Literature

Have you ever considered the importance of STEM in children’s books? Well Book Links thinks it’s important and we are doing something about it. Following our AGM on Saturday 17th October at 1:30pm on Level2, State Library of Qld we are holding a panel session on the topic. Everyone is welcome to attend.

High School student enrolment rates and interest in STEM subjects are declining as is student performance in them, with flow on effects to university and beyond.

STEM subjects are essential if we are to successfully address many of the global issues we are currently facing (e.g. climate change). To partially quote Matt Damon “we need to science the shit out of this planet”.

There is an opportunity to give young children a better and earlier introduction to STEM – through story (Why not start at age 4 – Coca Cola does?).

To inform, engage and hopefully inspire people to become involved and make a positive difference.

There is a multidisciplinary opportunity for professionals, professional educators, writers, illustrators, librarians, story tellers and parents to use story to introduce STEM to children at a young age.

Dr Andrew King is a Brisbane based consulting engineer with qualifications in Chemical and Environmental Engineering. He is passionate about the integral role of engineering in environmental management and sustainability and is a Climate Reality Leader.

Sheryl Gwyther is an award-winning author. She writes novels, chapter books, short stories and school plays for children, and Flash Fiction for adults.

Michael Milford is the founding director of the Math Thrills initiative and a QUT Associate Professor, ARC Future Fellow, Microsoft Research Faculty Fellow, and Chief Investigator for the Australian Centre for Robotic Vision.

Megan Daley is passionate about children’s literature and sharing it with young and old alike. Megan is a Teacher Librarian at St Aidan’s Anglican Girls School in Queensland.

For more information go to out meetings page.