Australian nominees for the 2018 Hans Christian Andersen Awards

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ANNOUNCING THE AUSTRALIAN NOMINEES FOR THE IBBY 2018 HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN AWARDS FOR CHILDREN’S AND YOUTH LITERATURE

IBBY Australia Inc is thrilled to announce that Australian nominees for the prestigious 2018 Hans Christian Andersen Awards are: David Metzenthen for Writing and Jeannie Baker for Illustration.

The Hans Christian Andersen Award is the highest international recognition given to an author and an illustrator of children’s books. Every other year IBBY presents the Award to a living author and illustrator whose complete works have made a lasting contribution to children’s literature. The Author’s Award has been given since 1956 and the Illustrator’s Award since 1966.

IBBY Australia Inc is grateful for the support of the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund in supporting these nominations.

The list of each national section’s nominees will be announced at the Bologna International Children’s Book Fair in 2017, winners announced at Bologna in 2018, and awards presented at the biennial Congress in Istanbul, in September 2018.

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WA International Children’s Book Day Quiz -4 April

Put Your Thinking Caps On… for IBBY Australia’s International Children’s Book Day Quiz Night in Perth.

  • The date: Tuesday 4th April, 2017 6.30 pm for 7.00 – 9.30 pm
  • The venue: Perth and Tattersalls Bowling Club – 2 Plain St, East Perth (Parking off the club driveway)
  • Bookings: Book your place by the 31st March, 2017
  • Cost $15 per person – Tables of 8
  • RSVP Jenni Woodroffe on 9367 4759 or jennij@iinet.net.au
  • BYO nibbles • Drinks at the bar • Tea/Coffee will be available

NSW International Children’s Book Day Event – 23 March 2017

IBBY Australia members and friends in NSW are invited to join the celebration of International Children’s Book Day 2017 and Hans Christian Andersen’s birthday at a friendly dinner on Thursday 23rd March at 6 pm.

  • The venue is Minh Vietnamese Restaurant 506 Marrickville Road Dulwich Hill (close to light rail, and free municipal carparks nearby)
  • Vietnamese banquet, plus Kransikage dessert in honour of HCA! Please BYO wine.
  • Cost $40 per head (plus booking fee $2.79)
  • Bookings essential via Eventbrite

A Closer Look At IBBY’s Call-To-Action For Refugee Children

Scott Shoger interviewed Wally De Doncker, IBBY’s president, Liz Page executive director of IBBY, and Hasmig Chahinian about the International Board on Books for Young People’s Call-To-Action For Refugee Children for the World Libraries journal. See the article here.

IBBY’s call to action

IBBY is committed to helping children in crisis, whether they are refugees in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Oceania, North America or Latin America. Today, we urge all professionals working in the field of children’s literature to join us take action and find solutions to help the children and young people who are caught up in this current turmoil.

Sydney: author talk featuring James Roy and IBBY Australia AGM

IBBY Australia invites members and interested friends to attend this year’s Annual General Meeting and to hear author

James Roy

winner of the Young People’s History Prize
in the 2016 NSW Premier’s History Awards
speak about One Thousand Hills on
Thursday 27 October 2016
at The Children’s Bookshop, 6 Hannah Street, Beecroft NSW

See the flyer for program and booking details.

 

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