Queensland news – THE SCHOOL MAGAZINE celebrates 100 years!

For Keeps_School Magazine
This collection of outstanding literature will be available in all good bookshops from August 2016.

It’s Queensland’s turn to host a celebration of THE SCHOOL MAGAZINE‘s Centenary! 


Back in 1916, as the world grappled with the horrors of World War I, the New South Wales Department of Education had a brave and brilliant idea: to give primary school children their own free high-quality literary magazine. So while hardships related to the War abounded, Australian children gained something remarkable: their own magazines to read and to treasure. 

Yes, in Australia, The School Magazine turns 100 this year and we children’s authors and illustrators in Queensland are proud to be little cogs in the wheel. It is Australia’s most loved and longest-running literary magazine for children. For generations, it has been introducing young readers to a world of words.

The magazine has helped launch the careers of many Australian authors and illustrators. They’ve published many of our short stories, poems, school plays, puzzles over the years – and we’d like to return the pleasure.

Come join us at a special event in Brisbane! 

Sunday June 12 2016, 10am – 12.30pm

Brisbane Square Library, 266 George St, Brisbane

Join Queensland children’s authors and illustrators at this special event to celebrate the centenary year of The School Magazine, the longest continually published children’s literary magazine in the world, and the oldest magazine in Australia.

Hosted by the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Queensland and the Brisbane Square Library.

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  1. How exciting, Sheryl. I remember the magazine from my school days and my earlier days of teaching. I haven’t seen them in recent years. It will be wonderful to take a look. The “To Keep” anthology looks great.


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