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The 6th Indigenous Literacy Day is nearly here! Check out our guide to the day - including what is happening and where. Now in its 6th year Indigenous Literacy Day is an annual event which does the awesome job of  raising funds for improving literacy levels of Indigenous Australians. Why? The ILF reports that ... "By the age of 15, more than one-third of Australia’s Indigenous students 'do not have the adequate skills and knowledge in reading' (PISA cited in Bortoli and Cresswell, 2004, page 11)."
Indigenous Literacy Day - Wednesday 5th September 2012
Even the sun came out in Melbourne today for the Children's Book Festival of 2012 which took place at the magnificent State Library of Victoria and The Wheeler Centre on Sunday 25th March 2012.
Children's Book Festival 2012
Australia's National Year of Reading is in FULL swing at the moment and there are plenty of opportunities for you to immerse yourself in numerous fun filled tasks. In true My Book Corner style, we'll be highlighting the ones that really stand out! (Don't forget to check the Love2Read website for full details of ALL the fantastic events both nationally and locally). In the meantime you simply must take a look at this one ...
Amazing Book Face Competition
To tie in with the National Year of Reading 2012 My Book Corner asked Nick Lake, author of In Darkness, if he would share with our readers his thoughts on the importance of reading together with the books he found inspiring when he was young. We were honoured that he agreed ... 
Nick Lake - Guest Post
March 7th 2012 is known globally as World Read Aloud Day. It is a day designed to motivate, inspire and encourage action in order to "show the world that the right to read and write belongs to all people."
World Read Aloud Day 2012
Where are you going to leave yours? Waiting room? Playgroup? Because everybody deserves books in their lives? Right? Right! Update: Feb 14th gave us the perfect excuse to gift many of the beautiful books we have been given for review. Various books went off in different directions that morning ... school, kinder and friends. The children have taken great pride in handing the books over, explaining what this is all about and watching others enjoy books they love. We were even more chuffed to learn that a local school plans to take this up as an annual event too! Perfect. Massive congratulations on all who were involved in making this day such a great success. 
International Book Giving Day 2012
 
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