Reviewers Needed

Expression of Interest: Reading Time reviewers.

Reading Time is looking for more reviewers to review books – from Early Childhood through to Older Readers and Professional Development titles.

You don’t need a degree in children’s literature, or a background as a teacher or librarian. They’re looking for people who are passionate, reliable and committed to ‘engaging the community with literature for young Australians’.

If that sounds like you, and you have a few hours to spare each month please email your expression of interest to Reading Time editor, John Cohen, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Include a sample of your writing (a book review on any book you like, up to 400 words in length) and some brief information about yourself (your experience with children’s literature, which genres/categories you have the most passion for/knowledge about, etc.).

Nan Chauncy Award

Nominations are now called for the 2015 Nan Chauncy Award.

The biennial Nan Chauncy Award honours individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the field of Australian children’s literature.

The Award consists of a citation written by the judges and a commemorative plaque customarily crafted from Tasmanian timber.

 ‘The recipient must be an Australian citizen, no matter where residing, or a person who has been resident in Australia for at least five years. In the case of a person who is not an Australian citizen, eligibility shall cease at the time when the person ceases to be a resident of Australia. The recipient shall be a person who has made an outstanding contribution, over a period of years, to the field of Australian children's literature. Such a person could be an editor, publisher, teacher, librarian, bookseller, lecturer, researcher, author, illustrator, etc. Nominees must be living at the time nominations close.’ For further information, selection criteria and a nomination form, go to:

Nominations close on 31 March, 2015.

AGM - Monday 27 October 2014

Talented author Marika Wilson will be our guest at St Peters College for our 2014 AGM.

Champion Shorts competition results will also be a part of this evening.

We look forward to seeing lots of our members and interested literature lovers at this event.



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