School Magazine Exhibition in Canberra

For anyone heading to Canberra these holidays you might like to enjoy a special exhibition of the School Magazine.

The School Magazine, the world’s longest continuously published children’s literary magazine, is the focus of an exhibition curated by the National Centre for Australian Children’s Literature.

You will experience the memories and much-loved stories, poems, illustrations, music and crosswords. In addition, the manuscript and artwork originally published in the Magazine and now published as a picture book, 'My Dog' by John Heffernan, will be on view


Public talk:From 4.00pm-5.00pm on Friday 14 October hear Alan Edwards, Editor of The School Magazine, reveal highlights over the years.

Exhibition Venue: Civic Library, Canberra from 23 September – 21 October 2016. The exhibition will be open to the public during the Library's opening hours.


Inky Awards - Voting time

The Inky Awards shortlist was announced on the 16th of August and now we’ve hit the half way mark of voting.

We encourage teens to vote for their favourite book from the list as one lucky voter will win the entire longlist – all twenty books. 

Follow this link to register your choice












Champion Pics: Winners announced

The Champion Pics Competiton attracted a large number of entries. The creativity that linked the personal response, shortlisted book and artwork was impressive. We acknowledge all students who took part in this competition.

Many thanks must be extended to our special guest judge for this year, Vicki Waller.

Vicki is President of the Royal South Australian Society of Arts, has been a practising artist for over 50 years and is a member of the Board of the Port Community Arts Centre. Her extensive experience and knowledge were very welcome and greatly appreciated.


Our winners came from four schools.

Congratulations to these talented students:

Nathalia from St Ignatius in Norwood  (Prize donated by St George's Books)

Anela from Woodville Gardens Primary School (Prize donated by Pegi Williams Book Shop)

Eve from St Ignatius in Norwood (Prize donated by Booked at North Adelaide)

Jaime from St Mary's College in (Prize donated by Dymocks Adelaide)

The School Libraries for each school will also recieve a book bundle and a set of 4 posters that promote reading and books.

Below are some examples of the wonderful artwork submitted for the competition.







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