IBBY Australia Honour List books address pressing cultural issues

IBBY Australia proudly announces its selection of two books to be included in the biennial IBBY Honour List for 2020. One highlights Indigenous history and the environment, and the other, the experiences of a teenage asylum seeker. Every two years an Advisory Panel of three children’s literature experts makes the selection, and these outstanding books … Continue reading IBBY Australia Honour List books address pressing cultural issues

Call for Volunteers for the IBBY Camp Lampedusa, Italy

IBBY Italia has announced a Call for Volunteers for the IBBY Camp Lampedusa (Monday 4–Sunday 10 November, 2019). This is an initiative of the Project “Silent books: from the world to Lampedusa and back”. IBBY volunteers are warmly invited to take part in the continuing development of the IBBY library in Lampedusa, which was inaugurated … Continue reading Call for Volunteers for the IBBY Camp Lampedusa, Italy

Australian nominees for the Hans Christian Andersen Awards 2020

IBBY Australia is proud to announce the names of the Australian nominees for the Hans Christian Andersen Awards 2020: Ann James (for Illustration) and Libby Gleeson (for Writing). Ann James, AM is one of Australia’s best loved and most respected picture book artists. Since publishing her first book, A Pet for Mrs Arbuckle (1981), by … Continue reading Australian nominees for the Hans Christian Andersen Awards 2020

International Children’s Book Day in Tasmania and Western Australia

You can also join the celebrations of International Children’s Book Day in Tasmania or in Western Australia! IBBY Australia Quiz Night in Launceston on Tuesday 2 April 5.30 pm to 7 pm at Stories Bookshop RSVP Stories Bookshop: info [at] storiesbookshop.com AND IBBY Australia Quiz Night Wednesday 3 April 6.30 pm to 9.30 pm at … Continue reading International Children’s Book Day in Tasmania and Western Australia

International Children’s Book Day 2019 in Sydney

It's time to start thinking about International Children's Book Day 2019.  You can join IBBY Australia members and friends at our Sydney celebration on Saturday 6 April 2019 1:30-5:00pm at Santa Maria del Monte School in Strathfield.  Our special guests include Tohby Riddle and Karen Foxlee.  Tickets are available and details are in the ICBD … Continue reading International Children’s Book Day 2019 in Sydney

IBBY Australia Honour Books Annotated List (1962-2018)

This publication presents 48 outstanding books, from Tangara (1962) to The Bone Sparrow and Teacup (2018). Annotations that succinctly place each book in its context, and biographical information about the writers and illustrators, add to the value of this unique resource. It is unique, in that while there are many booklists serving many purposes, this … Continue reading IBBY Australia Honour Books Annotated List (1962-2018)

IBBY Honour Books Exhibitions

IBBY Australia Inc and the National Centre for Australian Children’s Literature have developed a unique travelling exhibition of books for young readers. For the first time ever in Australia, a travelling exhibition of international IBBY Honour Books including 191 outstanding books, selected by 70 of the member countries of IBBY (the International Board on Books … Continue reading IBBY Honour Books Exhibitions

Ursula Dubosarsky on the “Sharing Stories” exhibition in Canberra

Australian children's author Ursula Dubosarsky spoke at a preview of the first-ever exhibition in Australia of the IBBY Honour Books, hosted by Woden Library as part of the National Centre of Australian Children’s Literature “Sharing Stories” program, celebrating the International Year of Translation. The exhibition is open from 2-20 October 2018 at the Woden Library … Continue reading Ursula Dubosarsky on the “Sharing Stories” exhibition in Canberra