Aldi removes Roald Dahl book over language concerns

Supermarket chain Aldi has removed Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes from its Australian stores following a customer complaint about its ‘unacceptable’ language for kids, reports the Guardian. The complaint, which was made on the store’s Facebook page, concerned the use of the word ‘slut’ in one of the book’s humorous poems. An Aldi spokesperson said the book had been removed from stores after Read more...

Kobo to sell waterproof ereader

Kobo has unveiled the ‘world’s first premium waterproof e-ink ereader’, reports Digital Book World. The Waterproof Aura H2O Reader can be submerged in one metre of water for up to 30 minutes, and ‘allows readers to enjoy ebooks anywhere they want to read, including previously risky places like the bath or Read more...

‘Sunday Chutney’ selected for Read for Australia event

Thousands of school children will read Aaron Blabey’s picture book Sunday Chutney (Puffin) during Read for Australia, a nationwide reading event to be held at 2pm  Read more...

NZ Post Book Awards 2014 winners announced

The winners of this year’s New Zealand Post Book Awards have been announced. The winners in each category are: Book of the Year Peter  Read more...
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Catton to set up reading grant for NZ writers

Eleanor Catton will use her prize money from this year’s New Zealand Post Book Awards to set up a new reading grant for New Zealand writers,  Read more...

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