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Ways and means of supporting and developing young adult readers.
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KOALA Awards NSW (KOALAawards) on Twitter

KOALA Awards NSW (KOALAawards) on Twitter | Readers Advisory For Secondary Schools | Scoop.it

"Kids from New South Wales judge their own literary awards each year - Australian books that inspire, amuse, terrify, enlighten and engage them most."

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Marita Thomson's insight:

Get thinking about your favourite Australian books. Kids up to Year 9 nominate theirs in Term 1, read from the shortlist and vote by the end of Term 3. This is an excellent structure for a school or library book group (we did it with years 7 & 8 in 2012), or a class focus. Disclosure: I'm on the committee!

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koalansw - 2012 Awards Day

koalansw - 2012 Awards Day | Readers Advisory For Secondary Schools | Scoop.it
The Kids Own Australian Literature Awards have finished for another year with a big celebration at Monkey Baa Theatre in Sydney's new Darling Quarter. This year the Year 7 to 9 category shortlist had an excellent range of Australian teen books, with a satisfying inclusion of established and newer authors. You can get involved in the 2013 process by having students recommend their favourites early in the year, or jump on board when the shortlist comes out later.
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The Crooked Shelf: AUSSIE YA MONTH

The Crooked Shelf: AUSSIE YA MONTH | Readers Advisory For Secondary Schools | Scoop.it

UK blogger, Carla, is celebrating Australian books this month, November 2011. 

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Poetry International Web

Poetry International Web | Readers Advisory For Secondary Schools | Scoop.it
"Welcome to Poetry International Web. First launched in November 2002, PIW brings you news, articles, audio and video recordings, interviews and links to other poetry organisations – but, first and foremost, thousands of poems by acclaimed modern poets from all around the world, both in the original language and in English translation." Truly excellent collection including much Australian content. Subscribe for free to receive a poem each week.
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10 Aussie books to read before you die - Books - ABC Arts |

10 Aussie books to read before you die - Books - ABC Arts | | Readers Advisory For Secondary Schools | Scoop.it
There is much to celebrate and much reading to be done.

Your votes have been streaming in all year, so here are the top 10 Aussie Books for 2012, as chosen by you.

Cloudstreet - Tim Winton
The Book Thief - Markus Zusak
A Fortunate Life - A.B. Facey
The Harp in the South - Ruth Park
The Power of One - Bryce Courtenay
Jasper Jones - Craig Silvey
The Magic Pudding - Norman Lindsay
The Slap - Christos Tsiolkas
The Secret River - Kate Grenville
Picnic at Hanging Rock - Joan Lindsay

 

You can also browse the top 50 books from this popular vote. Some young adult books have made the list and many others which will appeal to older teens or those who are ready for a challenge.

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Announcing: KYD YA Championship! | Kill Your Darlings

Announcing: KYD YA Championship! | Kill Your Darlings | Readers Advisory For Secondary Schools | Scoop.it
We have asked ten of our favourite YA fanatics – authors, buyers, publishers, readers, writers – to champion their favourite Australian YA book from the last 30 years.

Posts from enthusiasts including Andrew McDonald, Lili Wilkinson and Agnes Nieuwenhuizen will take a personal look at some of the most memorable and formative local YA books. Beginning from July 30, we will be looking to you to vote for your favourite as you will determine the top three.
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Persnickety Snark

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"Aim for Persnickety Snark - to be a home of YA (Young Adult literature) reviews, discussion posts and interviews with an emphasis placed on Australian authors. A blog where constructive and honest reviews, in depth interviews, thought provoking discussions and a unique perspective can be found." Blogger, reviewer and interviewer, Adele, is passionate about YA. She also works for the State Library of Victoria's Centre for Youth Literature and contributes to their Read Alert blog.

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