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Last chance to enter THE BIG READ competition!

As part of the National Year of Reading 2012, Book Links Qld is holding THE BIG READ competition to celebrate stories set in Queensland.


The task is to read as many books from the list as you can, then vote for the one that you feel best defines Queensland (in the three categories).

The sections are Older ReadersYounger Readers and Picture Books.

BUT you need to record your vote by the 31st July 2012 on the Ipswich City Council library website. CLICK HERE

The results of the voting will be announced on Saturday 25th August. Event information will be advertised on the Book Links Blog in the future.

The Big Read – National Year of Reading

We want your help.  As part of the National Year of Reading, Book Links is creating a list of children’s books that best define Queensland.  The categories are:

  • Picture Books
  • Younger Readers
  • Older Readers

(similar to the CBCA Awards)

If you have any suggestions of Queensland books that can be incorporated into this list, please email Jenny Stubbs at jstubbs@exemail.com.au with the book title and author.

Criteria: Must be in print, paint a picture of Queensland people and the land in which we live.

Once the list has been compiled, children will be invited to take part in a BIG READ for the National Year of Reading in 2012.