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Historical fiction in the classroom: reflecting on Our Australian Girl and Do You Dare?

By Jane Goodwin

Issue 91, Term 4 2014

Our Australian Girl is a fiction series for girls featuring characters from different eras in Australian history, between 1808 and 1983. There are currently ten female characters, each with four books to their name, and each story set during a 12–18 month period of their life. The series is aime

Explore AustLit; explore our storytelling heritage

By Dr Catriona Mills

Issue 92, Term 1 2015

Integrating Australian literature into the curriculum and the classroom? Have you explored AustLit, the most comprehensive source of information on Australian story-telling? What is AustLit? AustLit is, at its core, a scholarly bibliography of Australian narrative, story-telling, and print cult

Celebrating 80 years of Puffin

By Dot Tonkin

Issue 114, Term 3 2020

At the start of World War II, as British children faced mass evacuations on an unprecedented scale, Allen Lane, the founder of Penguin, said, ‘The worst has happened, but evacuated children are going to need books more than ever. Let us get out half a dozen as soon as we can.’ And so one of the wor

Language, literature and literacy during COVID-19 and beyond

By Annette Wagner

Issue 114, Term 3 2020

Over the last few months, learning has moved to the digital space, changing the perception of online learning tools. Annette Wagner, Creative Director of Story Box Library, discusses how teachers have embraced digital learning practices and online tools, including storytelling tools. During iso