Our Land Our Stories hits Australian middle schools

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Primary school students around Australia will get to know the incredible life stories of journalist Stan Grant and ballerina Ella Havelka thanks to a new educational series featuring Ruth's writing.

Our Land Our Stories by Cengage Learning Australia and the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) is a new reading series for middle primary classes that focuses on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and histories.

Ruth has written the cards for Grant, an award-winning journalist and television personality, and Havelka, the first indigenous dancer to join the Australian ballet.

The series is in schools now.

Bonjour La Suisse! An Anzac Tale gets translated into French

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Exciting news: Ruth's book An Anzac Tale has been translated into French and is now being sold in Switzerland through publisher Kramiek.

Check out the sample page to the left with French text and illustrations by Greg Holfeld.

You can read more about the Swiss release on Kramiek's website or on their Facebook page.


Ruth visits St Johns Concordia Junior College

Ruth visited St Johns Concordia Junior College in Highgate on Monday and was delighted to receive this terrific collage they'd made of characters from her books! 

The collage includes Captain Congo and Pug, Stella by the sea, Rose from Catland and even Thorpey the fish.

Thanks, guys!

My Gallipoli shortlisted for WA Premier's Awards

Just months after it was named a notable book for 2016 by the Children's Book Council, Ruth Starke's My Gallipoli has been shortlisted in the 2016 Western Australian Premier's Book Awards.

My Gallipoli has been listed in the non-fiction category, which carries a prize of $15,000. It will also be eligible for the major Premier's Prize which awards $25,000 to the most outstanding book overall.

The winners will be announced on Monday, October 3 2016.

View the full shortlist here.

My Gallipoli nominated for Children's Book Council Picture Book of the Year

The accolades for Ruth Starke's My Gallipoli keep coming, with the Children's Book Council today announcing its nomination for two prestigious awards.

The picture book, illustrated by acclaimed artist Robert Hannaford, has been long listed by the CBC for both Picture Book of the Year and Information Book of the Year for 2016.

The nominations follow My Gallipoli's win at the 2015 NSW Premier's History Awards, where it was awarded the $15,000 Young People's History Prize.

The CBC will announce its short list on May 20.

The full CBC long list for all awards can be viewed here.