Posted on December 18, 2014 by Mylee J
Join The CBCA NSW Branch, IBBY and many others remembering Maurice Saxby in a celebration of his amazing life.
Monday 19 January 2015, The Great Hall, Sydney University
5 for 5.15pm, bookings are essential to assist in accommodating all who wish to attend. There is no cost.
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Posted on October 23, 2014 by Mylee J
The Annual General Meeting of IBBY Australia Inc will be held on Thursday, 6th November at The Children’s Bookshop, 6 Hannah Street, Beecroft NSW at 7:30pm.
- 7.00 pm arrive, pre-meeting drinks
- 7.30 AGM of IBBY Australia, including elections and presentation of the 2014 IBBY Honour List certificate for Writing to Ursula Dubosarsky and her publisher Allen & Unwin
- 8.00 pm Dr Robyn Sheahan-Bright “What’s Wrong with the Wobbegong? Across Borders: the Inclusive and Multinational Work of Gregory Rogers”
Dr Robin Morrow “Mixed Messages: Australian picture books about refugees, more hospitable than our political discourse” [both papers first delivered at the Mexico World Congress]
Entry free but RSVP essential, to the bookshop, phone 02 9481 8811 or email@example.com
Financial members only are eligible to vote and have already received their formal notice of the AGM and proxy forms if they are unable to attend.
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Posted on August 18, 2014 by Mylee J
The Reading Hour will take place on Tuesday 19 August 2014 from 6pm–7pm.
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Posted on April 2, 2014 by Mylee J
Life in Outer Space by Melissa Keil, Hardie Grant Egmont is the winner of IBBY Australia’s Ena Noël Encouragement Award in 2014.
Melissa Keil’s debut novel arrived on the YA scene with a refreshing, individual style which has impressed not only its target audience but also readers across generations.
The narrator, Sam, budding horror-filmmaker, has a tightknit group of high school friends who are anything but cool: disarmingly naïve, their lives focus on movies and gaming. Their ‘nerdy’ lives are turned upside down when new student Camilla befriends them. Her zest for life, her worldliness yet naive, undemanding friendship and her personal warmth, wreak wonderful havoc on Sam, Mike (who has come out as gay only to the close group), Adrian and Allison, forcing them to lurch unprepared into new and disconcerting life experiences. Keil has a superb knack of capturing the teenage ‘cringe’ factor: the beach picnic episode is a laugh-out-loud account of awkwardness and developing confidence.
Keil achieves a successful balance through the novel, interweaving serious issues through the otherwise humorous narrative. Readers are acutely aware from early in the novel that Sam’s family is about to fall apart, and the resulting climax is heartfelt and poignant.
The ingenuous style of this novel makes it highly readable and amusing. The judges unanimously agreed that Life in Outer Space is a worthy winner of IBBY Australia’s Ena Noël Encouragement Award, and congratulate the writer on her success. Information about the award, and a list of former winners can be found at on the website and further queries can be directed to National President, Dr Robin Morrow AM
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Posted on February 24, 2014 by Mylee J
If you can’t make it to Sydney for an afternoon with Robert Ingpen to celebrate International Children’s Book Day, why not come along to the IBBY International Children’s Book Day Quiz in Perth, WA!!
Where: Perth and Tattersalls Bowling Club 2 Plain St, Perth
When: Wednesday, 2nd April – HC Andersen’s birthday – from 6.30 for 7.00 – 9.30 pm
Quizmaster: Glenn Swift Cost: $10 per person
Book your table of 8 by 31st March.
RSVP Jenni Woodroffe firstname.lastname@example.org
There will be raffles, games and fun galore during the evening.
BYO nibbles etc and drinks available at the bar.
Details on the flyer: IBBY ICBD QUIZ Perth 2014.
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Posted on January 27, 2014 by Mylee J
IBBY Australia invites you to celebrate International Children’s Book Day with world-renowned illustrator Robert Ingpen. Robert is the only living Australian to have won the Hans Christian Andersen Award, the highest accolade in the world of children’s literature. This is a rare opportunity to hear Robert speak about the many books he has created, and the experience of winning the HCA.
- When: Saturday, 5th April 2014 from 2 pm
- Where: Santa Maria del Monte School, 59 The Boulevarde (cnr Carrington St), Strathfield NSW
- Books for sale and signing
- Gourmet afternoon tea
$30 IBBY member/concession
Details: ICBD with Robert Ingpen (pdf)
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