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Kids’ Books Awards Shortlist Announced
The shortlist for the Children’s Book of the Year has been announced. The awards - hosted by the Children’s Book Council of Australia - are the nation’s most prestigious. Congratulations to all shortlisted authors, as well as authors of notable books for each category, as listed on the CBCA website.
The shortlist for the 2011 Picture Book of the Year is: Mirror by Jeannie…
O'Brien Honoured at Walkleys
Coming from his final 7:30 Report, Kerry O'Brien has been honoured at last night’s Walkley Awards. O'Brien was awarded the Walkley for journalistic leadership as well as the prize for best interview for confrontations with Kevin Rudd and Tony Abbott.
The ABC reported O'Brien appeared to lose his characteristic cool during his acceptance speech: “I’m stunned. I did not expect this. Tonight was…
UK Education Chief Urges Higher Reading Standards
The United Kingdom’s Education Secretary has said he believes schoolchildren need to read much more. The Telegraph reports that Michael Gove has suggested kids in the latter years of primary school and throughout secondary school should aim to be reading a novel each week to improve literacy standards across the board.
Mr Gove made his comments after a visit to a charter school in…
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