Category Archives: Children’s Literature Organisations

Book Links Event News for 2017! Renew your membership now to be a part of our stellar year to come!

banner image

Happy New Year!  We hope you had a fantastic Festive Season with family and friends!

2017 is looking to be a stellar year for Book Links, our members, our friends, and children all over the place.  Read on to find out about some of our events and projects for the coming year!

And remember to renew your membership for 2017 HERE!

Romancing the Stars x 3

We are hosting three Romancing the Stars events this year!  Come and speed-date some of Australia’s best, and South East Queensland local, children’s and YA authors and illustrators to find out what they have been, and are, working on!

For information and booking details for the Brisbane Event, click HERE!

For information and booking details for the Gold Coast Event, click HERE!

For information and booking details for the Sunshine Coast Event, click HERE!

Write Links Writing Workshops

We have a full year booked for our Write Links Writing Workshops!  Including paid workshops with Richard Newsome, Kerry Brown, Deborah Abela, and Christine Bongers.  For a full list of all the Workshops for 2017, click HERE!

Narelle Oliver Lecture

Libby Gleeson will be presenting the Narelle Oliver Lecture in Children’s Literature in June, watch our social media and website for more details.

StoryArts Festival Ipswich – Narelle Oliver Exhibition

We are honoured to announce that we will be presenting a comprehensive exhibition of the Late Narelle Oliver’s works in partnership with StoryArts Festival Ipswich.

Travelling Suitcases – DVD’s

We will also be beefing up our Travelling Suitcases to ensure that they are all utilised to their full potential, and we will also be offering DVD’s of all our featured authors and illustrators for sale, watch this space.

The Readers Cup Film – The Children’s Book Council of Australia – QLD Branch

Our friends over at the Children’s Book Council of Australia – QLD Branch have produced a film to tell us all about the Readers Cup.  Read on below, and get involved!

New film produced to promote reading quiz

The Qld Branch of the Children’s Book Council of Australia recently produced a film to promote their state wide competition, The Readers Cup.  The film tracks two teams as they prepare to compete in the Ipswich Region Competition.   Readers Cup attracts nearly 600 teams each year from across Queensland with regions stretching north to Cairns and west to Augathella. Designed to encourage young readers in Years 5-8, the competition has teams of four reading a set of books, then competing against other teams to answer the quiz questions.

Students are challenged to read widely, work collaboratively in a team and continue developing a love of reading. They can compete at regional and state level similar to sporting competitions and meet other students with an equal passion for books.

With 589 teams competing across eighteen regions in June this year, and regional teams taking part in the state finals in September, it equates to around 3000 students reading 15 000 books in 2016. Students attending the finals also have the opportunity to attend Wordplay at The Brisbane Writers Festival, one of the sponsors of the competition.

The website http://readerscup.org.au/ provides information for teams and coordinators, lists regional books, competition dates and sample questions.

Two minute trailer:  http://bit.ly/2a8Ump5

Full video (about 20 mins):  http://bit.ly/2a3g3bq

The film was funded by CBCA Qld Branch and the Ipswich District Teacher-Librarian Network.  CBCA Qld received funds from Creative Partnerships Australia through the Australian Cultural Fund.

Join, or renew your membership to, Book Links ONLINE!

Book Links Membership is now online!

Thank you to all of our renewing, and new members, who have joined us for 2016 using our one step online membership service.

New and renewing members can now join, or renew their membership to, Book Links (QLD) Inc. – the Centre for Children’s Literature online using our simple membership booking site.  Just click HERE to renew your membership to, or to join us for a stellar year in 2016!

Renew your membership to, or join, Book Links (QLD) Inc. – the Centre for Children’s Literature ONLINE!

Book Links banner

Booklinks [1col] new

With life becoming increasingly hectic and busy, we figure you need an easier way to join, or renew your membership to, Book Links (QLD) Inc. – the Centre for Children’s Literature.  We now have a one-stop online shop for joining Book Links, and renewing your membership.  Just click HERE to renew your membership, or to join Book Links (QLD) Inc. to ensure you get discounts to Writing Workshops, Romancing the Stars, other events, local book shops, all the Children’s Literature news, and more.

And with bookings for Romancing the Stars, and the 2016 Write Links Writing Workshops opening soon, you must renew your membership now to ensure you get all the available membership discounts on events.

The 2016 Book Links Annual Lecture in Children’s Literature

Australian Children's Laureate - logo

banner image

2016

We are pleased to announce that the 2016 Book Links Lecture in Children’s Literature will be presented by the 2016-2017 Australian Children’s Laureate on Thursday, 23rd June.

The Book Links Lecture in Children’s Literature is designed to raise the profile and value of children’s literature and to stimulate discussion and disseminate the results of current research on children’s literature.