Queenslanders invited to International Children’s Book Day celebrations

IBBY Australia Inc. and Curtis Coast Literary Carnivale Committee are celebrating International Children’s Book Day with a special event.

Join us at the Gladstone City Library for an exciting professional development opportunity for teachers and librarians, for interested parents, and for anyone interested in children’s literature.

Where: Gladstone City Library, 39 Goondoon Street, Gladstone QLD 4680
When: Thursday 23 April 2015 from 5.00pm – 7.00pm
Cost: $15 per person
RSVP:  07) 4976 6407

Acclaimed storyteller, Bettina Nissen will explore the IBBY theme “Many Cultures, One Story” by telling several versions of the same folk tale.
Robyn Sheahan-Bright will speak about her work with IBBY and will reprise an illustrated paper What’s Wrong with the Wobbegong? Across Borders: the Inclusive and Multinational Work of Gregory Rogers, which she delivered at the IBBY Congress in Mexico City, in 2014

Flyer for further details

International Children’s Book Day Quiz in Perth

If you find yourself in Western Australia celebrating International Children’s Book Day why not join in the fun of the IBBY Quiz?

Perth and Tattersalls Bowling Club
2 Plain Street, East Perth
Wednesday 22 April at 6:30pm
Cost $15 per person, BYO nibbles

Flyer

 

ICBD2015 Western Australia

Meet Isobelle Carmody at International Children’s Book Day event in Sydney

IBBY Australia invites you to celebrate International Children’s Book Day in Sydney with special guest speaker Isobelle Carmody with a talk entitled ‘Travels with the Crow’. Picture of Isobelle Carmody

Saturday, 28th March 2015 from 2 pm

Santa Maria del Monte School, 59 The Boulevarde (cnr Carrington St), Strathfield NSW

Books will be available for sale and signing and a gourmet afternoon tea is included. $30 IBBY member/concession $35 non-member

Event flyer with full details. Eventbrite - An afternoon with Isobel Carmody

Maurice Saxby Memorial 19 January 2015

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.

 

Vale Dr Maurice Saxby AM – Children’s Literature Champion

Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Dr Maurice Saxby AM. Our friend Maurie passed away yesterday.  He was a great champion of children’s literature, serving twice on the Hans Christian Andersen Award Jury of The International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) and was the first life member of IBBY Australia.  He was the first National President of the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) and remained associated with the CBCA for more than 60 years. He was Patron of the Aora Children’s Literature Research Centre NSW Inc.

Maurie was honoured with many awards in his lifetime including among them Member in the Order of Australia (AM); the Pixie O’Harris award for distinguished service to children’s books by the Children’s Publishing Committee of the Australian Publishers’ Association; a Doctor of Letters from the University of Sydney for his unwavering dedication to Australian children’s literature; life membership of the Primary English Teaching Association Australia for his influence and contribution to the teaching of English in Australia; the Lady Cutler Award for Distinguished Service to Children’s Literature in New South Wales from the CBCA NSW; a Citation and the Nan Chauncy Award from the CBCA and the Dromkeen Medal.

Annual General Meeting – Thursday 6th November 2014

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.


Program: [PDF]

  • 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”
    And
    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 staff@thechildrensbookshop.com.au
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.

Don’t forget to join in the reading hour this week!

The Reading Hour will take place on Tuesday 19 August 2014 from 6pm–7pm.

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