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Stories that Matter for Kids

Celebrate Australian Reading Hour in your classroom with this fun event for kids featuring some of their favourite Australian writers and illustrators. Come behind the pages and discover how the best books are made, discover the magic of illustration, and learn how to read the stars in the night sky. 

In your Classroom, Library, Auditorium

Get ready for Australian Reading Hour 2021! 

Hosted by Oliver Phommavanh with hilarious cameos by favourite kids book creators, this event is for primary school students and features entertaining mini-classes on how to draw with Andrew Joyner, how to tell your own story with Michael Wagner, how to read the stars in our night skies with Professor Lisa Harvey-Smith, plus commentary by Adrian Beck and Nicole Hayes on all things books, footy and sport. 

Presented by Australia Reads & Sydney Opera House to celebrate Australian Reading Hour with support from the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund.

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Australia Reads – Stories that Matter for Teens

Join us for this exciting digital event with Australia Reads. We’re inviting Australians of all ages and from all walks of life to share and celebrate the joys of reading.

Sign-up to receive news from Australia Reads for your chance to win a book pack for you school

The first 10 schools to sign-up here to receive news and updates from Australia Reads about more reading initiatives will receive an A2 poster and bookmark pack, and 10 lucky schools will also have the chance to win a prize pack of the Australia Reads Special Edition books for kids.

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