boys, blokes, books and bytes promotes reading. It is a project of the Centre for Youth Literature, State Library of Victoria in partnership with the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. 

BBBB proposes a partnership approach to reading for pleasure. Boys, schools, public libraries and families participate in enjoyable and relevant activities for boys. 

In 2006 and 2007 the Centre for Youth Literature ran pilot programs in schools in Melton and Drouin. In 2008, a toolkit for teachers and librarians was produced, based on the findings and experience gained from the pilot programs (and the CYL’s previous experience in the promotion of reading). A number of writers have helped develop the boys, blokes, books and bytes program. David Metzenthen, Scot Gardner, Michael Wagner, Archie Fusillo, Paul Daffey, John Weldon and Glen Manton have contributed creatively to the project. Ix Adams also worked with boys and blokes in storytelling and improvisation sessions.


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  1. My favourite author has become Sir Terry Pratchett 23/02/2009. Yippee for the acknowledgement.

  2. Arise, Sir Terrence. Now there is some genuinely good news! Terry Pratchett is a much loved and mssively read author. And there is something very English about him. Dame Jacqueline Wilson and now and Sir Terry Pratchett: two people we have had the pleasure of presenting at the Centre for Youth Literature!

  3. man i love the SPOOKS apprentice and the SPOOKS curse now i have 4 more books to go poor alice she is completely evil but is still good whats with that!! and tom a seventh son of a seventh son now thats weird but all together the book is real real good! ^^

  4. i like that illustration, its how i feel even when i dont have a book, but always when i have one infront of me

  5. You’ve read all the Matthew Reilly. You’re 14. You want books with action. Any suggestions?

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