Cabra Library Blog Finalist in Edublog Awards Four Years Running!


I have the great pleasure of announcing that the Cabra Senior Library Blog has once again been shortlisted as a finalist in the this year’s Edublog Awards. This is the fourth year running that we have made the shortlist, check out all the nominated finalists in each category here. To vote for us (please do) or to vote for any other blogs in the other categories just click on the badge above or visit the link here.

Huge thanks goes out to all the students, teachers and everyone else who visited our blog again over the year and made comments or suggestions or just said hello. 2015 was our busiest year ever with over 12400 page hits, up almost 50% on last year!

We are constantly expanding and improving this site and we will continue to use it as a central repository of the best educational technology and reading resources on the internet in 2014.

Vote for us now! Just visit the link to the left, find Cabra Senior Library Blog in the list and click to record your vote. You only have till December 15th. You know you want to.

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Children’s Book of the Year Awards 2015 Shortlist Announced


What a great way to welcome you all back to term 2, with the announcement of the CBCA’s shortlist for 2015 Children’s Books of the Year.

Each year the The Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) hosts a competition to find the best published books for children of all ages. The Winners and Honour Books are announced and posted on the web site at 12 noon EST on the third Friday in August every year.View this year’s shortlist below:

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Checking out literary prize shortlists is a great way of introducing yourself to new, quality writing that you may not otherwise hear about. For more fantastic shortlists from worldwide literary prizes, click here

View a list of Australian literary prizes here.

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Cabra Senior Library Blog Finalist in Edublog Awards For Third Year Running!


Edublog Awards 2014 FinalistOh Boy! It gives me immense pleasure to announce that the Cabra Senior Library Blog has once again been shortlisted as a finalist in the 2014 Edublog Awards. This is the third year running that we have made the shortlist, check out all the nominated finalists in each category here. To vote for us (please do) or to vote for any other blogs in the other categories just click on the badge above or visit the link here. A massive thanks goes out to all the students, teachers and everyone else who visited our blog again over the year and made comments or suggestions or just said hello. We continue to  increase our followers too as well as maintaining our visitor stats once again. We are constantly expanding and improving this site and we will continue to use it as a central repository of the best educational technology and reading resources on the internet in 2014.

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Australian Author Richard Flanagan Wins 2014 Man Booker Prize.


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Richard Flanagan accepts the award

The 2014 winner of The Man Booker Prize for Fiction  was announced yesterday. Tasmanian author Richard Flanagan was awarded the prize for his book, The Narrow Road to the Deep North. Named after a famous book by the Japanese poet Basho, this is the sixth novel from Richard Flanagan, who is considered by many to be one of Australia’s finest novelists. It centres upon the experiences of surgeon Dorrigo Evans in a Japanese POW camp on the now infamous Thailand-Burma railway. –

Flanagan joins compatriots Thomas Keneally and Peter Carey as the third Australian winner of arguably the world’s most prestigious literary award. Peter Carey, South African born Adelaide resident J.M. Coetzee and Hilary Mantel share the distinction of being the only novelists to have won the award twice. Mantel stands alone as the only author to have won Bookers with consecutive novels, Wolf Hall and Bring up the Bodies.

For more information on the history of The Booker prize click here.

For information on other book awards and literary prizes go here.

Children’s Book of the Year Awards 2014 Winners Revealed


CBCA winners 2014

Each year the The Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) hosts a competition to find the best published books for children of all ages. The Winners and Honour Books are announced and posted on the web site at 12 noon EST on the third Friday in August every year.View this year’s winners below:

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For the full list of the winners in all categories go here. For a complete listing of the shortlisted books go here, and to view the Judges Report visit this link.

Checking out literary prize shortlists is a great way of introducing yourself to new, quality writing that you may not otherwise hear about. For more fantastic shortlists from worldwide literary prizes, click here

View a list of Australian literary prizes here.

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Children’s Book of the Year Awards 2014


CBCA shortlist 2014

Each year the The Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) hosts a competition to find the best published books for children of all ages. The Winners and Honour Books are announced and posted on the web site at 12 noon EST on the third Friday in August every year.View this year’s short list below:

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Checking out literary prize shortlists is a great way of introducing yourself to new, quality writing that you may not otherwise hear about. For more fantastic shortlists from worldwide literary prizes, click here

View a list of Australian literary prizes here.

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Cabra Senior Library Blog Shortlisted in Edublog Awards For Second Year Running


Best Library/Librarian Blog vote now!I am thrilled to announce that  the Cabra Senior Library Blog has been shortlisted as a finalist in the 2013 Edublog Awards. This is the second year running that we have made the shortlist, check out all the nominated finalists in each category here. To vote for us (please do) or to vote for any other blogs in the other categories just click on the badge above or visit the link here. Thanks to all the many people who visited our blog again over the year and made comments or suggestions or just said hello. We are increasing our followers too as well as smashing last year’s visitor stats once again. We are constantly expanding and improving this site and we will continue to use it as a central repository of the best educational technology and reading resources on the internet in 2014.

Vote for us now!  You only have till December 20th. You know you want to.

Cabra Senior Library Blog Makes the Finals in the 2012 Edublog Awards


Vote for Us HereIt is with great excitement that I can announce that the Cabra Senior Library Blog has been shortlisted as a finalist in the 2012 Edublog Awards. We are seriously thrilled to be nominated and now shortlisted for the 2012 Best Library/Librarian Blog. You can read all about the Edublog Awards here. To vote for us (please do) or to vote for any other blogs in the other categories just click on the badge above or visit the link here. Thanks to all the many people who visited our blog over the year and made comments or suggestions or just said hello. We are constantly expanding and improving this site and we will continue to use it as a central repository of the best educational technology and reading resources on the internet in 2013.

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The Australian/Vogel’s Literary Award Winner Announced


The 2012 winner of Australia’s richest prize for an unpublished manuscript, The Australian/Vogel’s Literary Award  has just been announced. Paul D. Carter, a high school teacher fought off over 300 other manuscripts from the long list to secure this prestigious award for his first novel Eleven Seasons . The Australian/Vogel’s Literary Award helped launch the writing careers of Tim Winton, Kate Grenville, Gillian Mears and Andrew McGahan amongst others. Elelven Seasons is a coming of age story which explores the culture of Aussie Rules Football. Paul D. Carter is currently working on his follow-up novel.

Click to here the author talk about and reads from his novel