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Latest news: Reading

Reading the key to a good job, but students limited by digital divide

Australian school children value reading to help them “get a good job”, but when it comes to digital reading opportunities, only a quarter have daily access to devices, new Australian Catholic University research shows.

Who let the story dogs out?

It was dog exams last weekend, where seven Canberra mutts were tested by the Story Dogs Organisation, a not-for-profit group that provides individualised reading sessions for young readers who lack confidence.

Make time to share a story with loved ones this Book Week

With Book Week approaching, the team at The Book Cow in Kingston are eager to remind parents and caregivers how important it is to take some time out and share a story with your young ones.

Meet Canberra’s own Mr. Men Little Miss superfan

Canberra’s own Mr. Men Little Miss superfan, Michael Ubrihien, has amassed a jaw-dropping collection of over 880 items.

Aussie children missing bedtime stories due to time-poor parents

As many as one in four Australian children are missing out on bedtime stories because of their time-poor parents, research has found.

Indigenous Literacy Day promotes First Nations authors

For National Indigenous Literacy Day today, 1 September, the Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF) are proudly presenting a celebration of stories and language showing unique insight into the richness of our First Nations...

WIN! Harper Collins winter book packs

We’re giving away two great new Australian books to welcome winter; The Thief by Allison Butler and Stella Quinn’s The Vet From Snowy River.

What will the Word of the Decade be? You can help decide

There are five days left to vote for Macquarie Dictionary Word of the Decade, and the list of words to choose from is quite something.

Four-year-old Daisy reads for families impacted by MS

Four-year-old Daisy is one of 686 ACT children participating in this year’s MS Readathon, which inspires kids to read as much as they can while supporting families impacted by multiple sclerosis (MS). Running...

Book talk: Three new thrillers

Jeff Popple reviews three new thrillers this week. More of Jeff’s reviews can be found on his blog: murdermayhemandlongdogs.com

Book talk: Australian wilderness novels

Jeff Popple reviews three novels set in the Australian wilderness.

Book talk: Recent releases for lockdown

This week Michael Popple checks three great recent releases to read during your coronavirus lockdown.  You can find more of Michael’s book reviews on his blog, unseenlibrary.com. Gathering Dark by Candice Fox Bantam, $32.99 Blair...