Hachette acquires self-published children’s fantasy-adventure series

Hachette Australia has acquired a self-published children’s fantasy-adventure series from Brisbane brother and sister Nicholas and Alison Lochel. The four-book ‘Zarkora’ series ‘is the story of brothers Neleik and Ervine Fyrelit, two poor farm boys whose parents have been killed by a mysterious and powerful stranger,’ Hachette said in a statement. ‘In the first book, The Fyrelit Tragedy, the kidnapping of their Read more...
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WAYRBA 2014 winners announced

The winners of the 2014 West Australian Young Readers’ Book Awards (WAYRBA) have been announced. The winning books are: Picture books The Three Bears (Sort of) (Yvonne Morrison, illus by Donovan Bixley, Scholastic NZ)   Younger readers The 39-Storey Treehouse (Andy Griffiths, illus by Terry Denton, Pan)   Older Read more...
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ILF launches parenting guide, republishes Australia’s first Aboriginal children’s book

The Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF) will launch its latest community literacy project, a resource to help parents prepare their children for school, in Broken Hill this  Read more...

‘Birdee’ creators launch print edition of teen website

The creators of teen website Birdee have announced they will publish a ‘quarterly tabloid newspaper for girls’ after research revealed there was demand for a print  Read more...
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ACT Book of the Year Award 2014 shortlist announced

The ACT Book of the Year Award 2014 shortlist has been announced. The shortlisted titles are: 18 Days: Al Jazeera English and the Egyptian  Read more...

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