Appeal for the children of the Ukraine

Ukrainian children, who have fled their country to escape conflict, have had their lives turned upside down. Give comfort to a Ukrainian child in Poland by donating to the Universal Reading Foundation based in Warsaw. They have established a project in conjunction with Polish and Ukrainian children's book publishers to put a book into the … Continue reading Appeal for the children of the Ukraine

Hans Christian Andersen Award Winners 2022

Congratulations to Marie-Aude Murail from France and Suzy Lee from the Republic of Korea, the Author and Illustrator Winners of the Hans Christian Andersen Award 2022. 2022 Author Winner Marie-Aude MurailOver 30 years, Murail has written nearly a hundred books for children and young adults. Her dossier notes that in many ways, she embodies the … Continue reading Hans Christian Andersen Award Winners 2022

Only one week to go …

21 March, IBBY announces  2022 Hans Christian Andersen Award As one of the six writers on the recently-announced shortlist for the 2022 Hans Christian Andersen Award, Margaret Wild is the only Australian to have been shortlisted since 1986. In that year, Australians Robert Ingpen (Illustrator) and Patricia Wrightson (Writer), won both awards. This is an enormous accolade … Continue reading Only one week to go …

Congratulations Margaret Wild, shortlisted for Hans Christian Andersen Award 2022

IBBY Announces Shortlist Authors:  Marie-Aude Murail from France, María Cristina Ramos from  Argentina, Fatima Sharafeddine from Lebanon, Peter Svetina from Slovenia, Annika Thor from Sweden, and Margaret Wild from Australia.Illustrators: Beatrice Alemagna from Italy, Ryoji Arai from Japan, Iwona Chmielewska from Poland, Gusti from Argentina, Suzy Lee from the Republic of Korea, and Sydney Smith from … Continue reading Congratulations Margaret Wild, shortlisted for Hans Christian Andersen Award 2022

IBBY Outstanding Books for Young People with Disabilities List

Every two years IBBY National Sections, including Australia, are asked to nominate titles to be added to the IBBY Outstanding Books for Young People with Disabilities List. A selection of these outstanding books (approximately 50) is then made by the organisers, and summarized in a catalogue. IBBY Australia invites publishers to submit nominations for the … Continue reading IBBY Outstanding Books for Young People with Disabilities List

Ena Noël Award Shortlist 2022

The IBBY Australia Encouragement Award for a young emerging writer or illustrator. The panel of judges is pleased to announce the shortlist: Freda Chiu, A Trip to the Hospital (Allen & Unwin) Kay Kerr, Please Don’t Hug Me (Text Publishing) Gary Lonesborough, The Boy from the Mish (Allen & Unwin) Jessica Miller, The Republic of … Continue reading Ena Noël Award Shortlist 2022

Reflecting Reality

One in five Australians live with a disability. The United Nations International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD), held on 3 December each year, aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilise support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities.  IBBY Australia submits books for inclusion in the IBBY Outstanding Books for … Continue reading Reflecting Reality