Better Days

Last year's Australian/Vogel Award winner I Dream of Magda is now out.

Text Publishing have instituted The Text Young Adult Prize worth a $10,000 advance against royalties. Entries close on 31 July 2008.

Susan Johnson discusses the vexed question of "blurbs", wondering who she will ask to blurb her upcoming novel Life in Seven Mistakes.

Juliet Marillier was in Melbourne for the Children's Book Council of Australia Conference, the one with Neil Gaiman and Shaun Tan, and writes about it on the "Writer Unboxed" weblog.

Gemma, on the "Meet Me at Mike's" weblog, has posted a set of photos taken from C.J. Dennis's Book for Kids on Flickr.

Jean and Doug, of the "Left Home" weblog, went out to Toolangi to visit C.J. Dennis's Singing Gardens, and have posted a photo of the copper beech tree that was planted by John Masefield, Poet Laureate, when he visited Dennis there in 1934. They say 1938, but it really was 1934 - see Dennis's piece from earlier today.

"The Little Professor" is teaching Picnic at Hanging Rock, but is forced to consider the film as the novel is not in print in the US.

Dean, at the "Happy Antipodean", reviews The Pixie O. Harris Fairy Book, first published in 1924, and poses the question "We've got a Miles Franklin prize - why not a Pixie O'Harris prize for children's literature?"

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