Sunday, December 10, 2006

New SLA Publication


When I was in the UK earlier this year I purchased the "Riveting Reads' publications at the SLA Conference. They have been extremely useful as selection tools and as resources for our students as they search for the right book. I notice that there is a new title in the series "Riveting Reads Plus". Purchase details can be found on the SLA weblog at http://www.sla.org.uk/blg-new-sla-publication.php

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Judith Viorst's picture book is heading for the big screen.
http://www.writingnews.org/best-selling-childrens-classic-heading-to-big-screen/

Sydney Student has Book Published

14 year old Charlotte Howland, a student at Pymble Ladies College, has had a story written as a school assignment published.

North Shore Times article: http://www.northshoretimes.com.au/article/2006/11/28/2245_news.html

Olga the Brolga

Rod Clememt's Olga is the inspiration for a dance piece staged in Edinburgh.
http://www.theherald.co.uk/features/75661.html

Costa Awarad

The finalists for the Costa Children's Book Award, formerly The Whitbread, have been revealed. The BBC has the news at http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/newsid_6190000/newsid_6195400/6195426.stm
plus a place for readers to vote for their selection.