Category Archives: Education

Counteracting the Return of Race Politics in Australia Tim Soutphommasane

This month, Tim Soutphommasane concludes his term as Australia’s Race Discrimination Commissioner. This public lecture was presented at the Whitlam Institute, Western Sydney University, on 6 August 2018.


Odd and the Frost Giants by Neil Gaiman

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A thrilling, wintry Nordic epic from the truly magical combination of author Neil Gaiman and illustrator Chris Riddell, weaving a tale of legend, magic and adventure which will grip and enchant readers from beginning to end.

Odd, a young Viking boy, is left fatherless following a raid and in his icy, ancient world there is no mercy for an unlucky soul with a crushed foot and no one to protect him. Fleeing to the woods, Odd stumbles upon and releases a trapped bear . and then Odd’s destiny begins to change. The eagle, bear and fox Odd encounters are Norse gods, trapped in animal form by the evil frost giants who have conquered Asgard, the city of the gods. Now our hero must reclaim Thor’s hammer, outwit the frost giants and release the gods .

Read it because:

You’re a fan of Nordic Mythology, you need a book where the hero isn’t a traditional one, you just want a story to take you away in a tale told with humour. This is a great one to sit down with your child to read, and find out how Odd changes during his journey. Suitable for any school library.


A life in Comics for a curator of comics and cartoons

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An amazing life and an inspiration for anyone wanting to change careers – please read Karen Green’s award winning life here from Columbia Magazine.


Inclusivity and Diversity in YA Lit – Free Event – Please pass onto your English Departments/Schools/Organisations

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3 sleeps until a wonderful and very important voice in the YA literature community @willkostakis joins @ALIACYS for #NancyBooker18 . Join Will as he chats Inclusivity and Diversity in YA fiction.

This event is free for everyone to join so please register.


Services being offered at a Library near you:

Did you know the Library can offer you much more than just books? Find out about how the Library can support you and your students:

• Physical spaces including: computer labs, group spaces, 24 hour labs, printing and photocopying

• Catch up on the news from around the world with print and online newspapers

• Borrowing laptops, cameras and charging device,

• Browse the online video library

• Read books online

• Book Library staff for tours and library skills classes

• Special collections including Art, music scores, plays, magazines, children’s books, DVDs, Realia, and the Australian Standards Online.

Does your Library offer any other services?

6 Great Platforms for sharing Book Reviews for Students

I came across this interesting list from Educational Technology and Mobile Learning about the six different platforms that are available to share book reviews on for students.

Do you know of any others I can add to this list?

Armin Greder: Australia to Z

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Juxtaposing words and images, the multi-award-winning author of The Island shines an uncompromising light on what it is to be Australian.

Read it Because:

You want a book that shocks you by unveiling the hidden side to Australia. A book that took my breath away with its audacity. A conversation starter for use in Secondary Schools.

One of my favourite pages:

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Ta-Nehisi Coates | The Atlantic

Thoughts, Ideas and so much more

This is Lit

Book Blog

Kylie in the library

Musings of an emerging information professional

Sarah Cawkwell's Blog

"The difference between fiction and reality is that fiction has to make sense." -- Tom Clancy

Yellowstone National Park Lodges

Thoughts, Ideas and so much more

Life in the Information World

Mother Jones

Smart, fearless journalism

Librarian Lisa

school library consultant


nurturing the compassionate maker, the reluctant reader, and embracing #librarylife

Australian Aboriginal Languages Student Blog

A place to share anything at all that's interesting and related to the languages of Australia. WARNING: We wish to advise that this blog may contain names, voices and images of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have passed away. We strongly urge readers to exercise caution when viewing the blog so as to avoid distress.

I am Jessica

A student's attempt at environmentalism.


simple connected living, city style


Fitness Community

L-B the Librarian

Use your library

Imogen Crest

Creative Artist - Time Travelling Nature Hermit - Soul Food Cafe

Cybils Awards

Thoughts, Ideas and so much more


moneyless low impact living

Nikki Skies

I am a lover of perseverance. I am folklore. I am consistency and contradiction.

Whispers of a Womanist

A Black Female Perspective...

When Women Inspire

Inspirational Women | Health and Lifestyle Tips

Eliza Grace Quinn

Feminism, feelings and faraway places.

Jason's Movie Blog

A Movie Blog for the Latest Movie Reviews, Trailers, and More

A Library Lady

News and views from the world of children's books and libraries

Spoonie Authors Network

We love words and manage spoons.

Loving the Library Life...

living and loving life as a middle school librarian

Just So Stories

Random Reviews and Ramblings from Redcliffe

Matt Doyle Media Dot Com

Speculative fiction, crossplay, and looking at pop culture in a positive light

Simply Etta

Inspiration for the Heart, Mind and Soul

Sophie Rai Liur

An Australian living abroad in Dili, Timor-Leste

The Hub for Just Kids' Lit


Supporting Bilingual Learners of English in Highland Schools

Australian author of young adult fiction

R&R Book Tours

Author Services, Publicity, Blog Tours & Other Bookish Events

Confessions of a Parentless Mother

My journey as a parentless mom

Blood Red Velvet

★Books ★ Art ★ Creation ★ A dream captured in a crystalline moment.

A Kids Book A Day

Reviewing a children's book from 2018 every day

Circulating Ideas

the librarian interview podcast


Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art for Everyone

Feminist Philosophers

News feminist philosophers can use

The CWILL BC Society blog

News, events & articles from CWILL BC Society - Children's Writers & Illustrators of British Columbia Society


Everybody deserves a good book.