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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.

Get ready for THE BIG READ!

 As part of National Year of Reading, Book Links Qld is holding The Big Read to celebrate stories set in Queensland.  After much consultation we have put together three lists of books in print that met our criteria. The sections are Older Readers, Younger Readers and Picture Books. Not all picture books are aimed at Early Childhood Readers.

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. You may vote for only one book in a section but you may vote in more than one section.  You may vote as an adult or as a young person.

You need to record your vote by the 31st July 2012.  The results of the voting will be announced on Saturday 25th August. Event information will be advertised on this blog in the future.

To register your vote online go to the Ipswich City Council library website 

You may also fill in a form and leave it at your local public or school library.  If you prefer to post your vote, then send it to The Big Read, 43 John Street, Rosewood 4340.

Schools or public libraries may choose to tally votes from forms that do not have an email address and post them, but please post those who wish to be in the draw for a National Year of Reading prize.  

 

Book Links (Qld) hosts ‘Romancing the Stars’

Introducing a new event for Book Links (Queensland)!

We look forward to hosting an evening function showcasing Queensland’s own children’s authors and illustrators and brings creators together with those who spread the word about books. 

This year we’re ROMANCING THE STARSwell, it is on St Valentine’s Night! We’ll also launch Australia’s NATIONAL YEAR OF READING and THE BIG READ. Drinks and canapés provided.

Calling all interested Teacher-Librarians, Librarians and anyone who loves books for children and young adults. This is for you! 

Speed date author and illustrators, hear The Sunde Sisters sing about romance, and find out which books about Queensland have been selected for The Big Read.

The Sunde Sisters, Nadia and Angela.

Book Link (Qld) members $15  Non-members $20   Check out EVENTS for further details and for the PDF link suitable for printing.

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