Read Alert - Youth Literature

YA Showcase Slideshow Presentation & 2019 Titles List

11 December, 2018

You can now view the slideshow presentation from the YA Showcase. All the information our publishers presented on the night is now available…

New Inside a Dog Learning Resources

29 November, 2018

With the launch of our new and improved Inside a Dog, some of you may have noticed that the teaching resources have disappeared form the…

2018 Inky Award Winners

02 October, 2018

The Inky Awards are Australia’s only YA award completely selected by teenagers. The shortlist is created by our dedicated team of teen Inky…

Inside a Dog is now live!

02 October, 2018

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…

Upcoming events at the Centre for Youth Literature

06 September, 2018

We have two major YA events remaining for 2018. Inky Awards Ceremony The Inky Awards winners will be announced at the State Library of…

2018 Inky Awards Shortlist

10 August, 2018

The shortlist for the 2018 Inky Awards for young adult literature – chosen by a teen judging panel – was announced today at Bendigo Writers…

Teens, Social Media and Technology 2018: Pew Research Center

01 June, 2018

Time to sink our teeth into the latest data thanks to Pew Research Center’s Teens, Social Media and Technology 2018 Report. Thirteen to…

Reading Matters

08 May, 2018

We understand many of you will be starting to consider your calendars for 2019 and are keen to hear about our plans for Reading Matters. The…

Story Camp 2018

01 April, 2018

We are pleased to announce that Story Camp will be continuing for the remainder of 2018. The program is a chance for teens to meet and learn…

Inky Awards Longlist 2018

01 March, 2018

We are proud to announce the 2018 Inky Awards Longlist. The longlist of 10 Australian and 10 international YA titles was selected by a panel…

Vale Agnes Nieuwenhuizen

18 September, 2017

[caption id=“attachment_5002” align=“alignleft” width=“200”] Agnes Nieuwenhuizen at the Centre for Youth Literature’s celebration of 2…

Introducing Story Camp

20 June, 2017

The Centre for Youth Literature is pleased to announce our first-ever Story Camp, a free three-day program of workshops for young…

Apply for a Reading Matters scholarship!

20 March, 2017

The Centre for Youth Literature at the State Library Victoria is pleased to be able to offer 10 early-career scholarships for the 201…

Some exciting news about Inside a Dog

18 January, 2017

Inside a Dog is getting a makeover! The website is currently in redevelopment, with a new site scheduled to launch in mid-2017. At the…

SLAV Presentation - US YA Observations

25 November, 2016

Resources shared by Program Coordinator, Adele Walsh, at the School Library Association of Victoria conference. Her visit to the US to…

Reading Matters 2017 - Conference

24 November, 2016

EARLY BIRD CLOSES 30 NOVEMBER 2016 In June 2017, the 12th biennial Reading Matters will bring together a sparkling array of guest YA authors…

Reading Matters 2017 - Student Day

17 November, 2016

Reading Matters’ student day is one of the most anticipated events of the year by teen readers and YA fans. Committed to a fun and diverse…

Sally Gardner on her childhood, dyslexia and imagination

07 November, 2016

The UK’s Sally Gardner (The Door That Led to Where) presented a raw insight into her childhood at Reading Matters 2015. In this segment from…

Laurie Halse Anderson on 'The Hard Stuff'

20 October, 2016

The Reading Matters conference is Australia’s leading youth literature conference. We host a multitude of youth literature writers and…

2016 Inky Awards Winners

04 October, 2016

The Centre for Youth Literature at State Library Victoria is proud to announce the winners the 2016 Inky Awards for young adult literature…