Penguin Random House has a steadfast commitment to children’s books and is passionate about getting the next generation reading. To celebrate, we want to help booksellers across Australia with a dedicated children’s book section by funding activities and initiatives to get kids reading. From now, booksellers can apply for funding with grants between $500 and $5000.
On the initiative, Julie Burland, CEO of Penguin Random House Australia, said, ‘As Australia’s largest publisher, we feel a responsibility to help younger generations become readers. We know that reading levels across Australia are slipping, and that screen time is increasing. If we want our stories to be heard in 20 years’ time, we need to work together to share the passion of reading. Booksellers are already doing a fantastic job of nurturing and encouraging young readers, but these funds will help them do even more.’
Special guest judge Morris Gleitzman—the Australian Children’s Laureate—will be helping select the winners.
Entries close on 30 April and grants will distributed in May.
Entries will be accepted via an online entry form at puffin.com.au