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Countdown cover issue 10 2013

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SCBWI Conference

There can't be too many groups that could boast the passion for creativity and the warmth of friendship and support that the Australia and New Zealand SCBWI branch is known for. The School Magazine went along to participate in a panel session: Tips on grants and organisations. Read more


Lunch with the luminariesAstra's artwork

On a cold, crisp day this week, I was lucky enough to have lunch with that lovely pair—Astra Lãcis (left) and Noela Young (right)—and to share in some of their recollections of earlier times. Astra started illustrating in 1957 and retired from illustration work a few years ago. Noela continues to illustrate for us still, some sixty years after she started!

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Astra and Noela


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Fiji schools project

As you read this, picture a child in a remote village on a tropical island reading a copy of The School Magazine. Recently, many hundreds of our magazines arrived in Fiji as part of the 2013 Fiji Schools Project.

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Fiji - chn waving


Anticipate! Appreciate! Applaud!

The NSW branch of The Children's Book Council held an event on 9 April to celebrate the announcement of this year's notable books and the shortlists for the CBCA awards.

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Karen and Sue at the CBCA event


Pinerolo—the children's book cottage

Did you know that there's a centre for children's books at Blackheath in the Blue Mountains near Sydney?

Margaret Hamilton and Karen Jameyson at Pinerolo

Established by Margaret Hamilton, Pinerolo aims to promote Australian picture books and their creators, educate children and adults about picture books, provide a venue for the exhibition of original artwork and bring people interested in picture books together in an inspiring environment.

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Robot School on the road

Veronica Rooke's drawing of Mickey.

‘Robot School' has 130,000 School Magazine readers hooked. Kids adore this cartoon serial which is published in all four magazine titles every month. The adventures of Mickey and his robotic friends Chux, Su-Hu, Mia and Tic are legendary in classrooms and playgrounds from Woy Woy to Western Australia. And Western Australia is home to their creator, Veronica Rooke, who visited her year 6 fans at a Port Kennedy primary school this week to talk about illustrating for The School Magazine, and creating ‘Robot School'.

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