Call me a master of overstatement but nothing quite compares with the tension and excitement of a good CBCA awards shortlist announcement. I, like thousands of book aficionados around Australia, wait anxiously one April day every year to find out which new children’s and YA books made the cut and will go on to contend for the six prestigious CBCA awards announced in August.… Read the rest
It’s Children’s Book Week! Following on from yesterday’s CBCA Awards, Children’s Book Week runs from 16-22nd August and celebrates the joy of reading. Across the country, schools and libraries in particular will spend the week celebrating books, Australian authors and illustrators.
Ron has used a scratchboard technique and quality ink colouring to create a piece that will resonate with all ages.… Read the rest
Much celebrations, as Catherine Jinks has picked up the younger reader award with A Very Unusual Pursuit and we also received couple of honour awards at the 2014 CBCA Awards!
On a beautiful sunny winter’s day in Melbourne we were there for the exciting Victorian announcement of the CBCA Awards winners for 2014, in the State Library of Victoria’s Cowen Gallery Blue Rotunda.… Read the rest
OK I admit it. I am a bit of a literary awards junkie and I’m proud to admit it. Not only do they introduce me to a slew of books I might have missed on publication I also get a special thrill when a book I’ve passionately fallen for makes a shortlist. So it was with baited breath that I went online this morning to see the Children’s Book Council of Australia‘s announcement of the Best Books Awards for 2014.… Read the rest