Our online home for bookish teens, Inside a Dog, is now live and ready to be used by the young people of Australia.
The redevelopment has transformed the site into a bright, fresh place for sharing reviews, creative writing, book news and more. The much-needed facelift has been the hard work of a large team of people, all of whom have worked hard to create something wonderful to engage readers all over Australia. Most central to this was our panel of teen advisors, the Dog’s Advisory Board, who spent over a year meeting at State Library Victoria to develop the site.
The goal of Inside a Dog is to be a virtual home for Australia’s bookish teens. There are lots of spaces where book lovers of all ages can come together to share their love of YA, but few which are for the ‘young adults’ the category is all about. This is part of the reason only 12-18 year olds can be registered users of this site. But adults can still read all published content on the site, keep up with Inky Awards information and general news, but you won’t be able to write content, comment or enter our competitions.
We hope that Inside a Dog is a website you’ll champion to young people and help them use. We’re sure you’ll find many ways to use the site to support students to engage with books and reading. Make sure you subscribe to our newsletter to hear more about how schools, libraries and teens are using the site.
If you have any questions about using the site with young people, contact us.