IBBY Australia proudly announces its biennial Honour Books for 2016. One book is selected for excellence in Writing, one for Illustration, and one for Translation. This is the first time Australia has selected a book in the Translation category.
Every two years an Advisory Panel of three children’s literature experts makes the selection from all books published in the period. These outstanding books become Australia’s representative books in a travelling exhibition of about 150 international titles. The exhibition will be shown at the IBBY Congress in Auckland in 2016, and at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair, and in many other countries.
- For Writing: The Incredible Here and Now by Felicity Castagna, Giramondo 2013
- For Illustration: Banjo and Ruby Red by Freya Blackwood (text by Libby Gleeson) Little Hare 2013
- For Translation: Nine Open Arms by Benny Lindelauf, translated by John Nieuwenhuizen, Allen & Unwin 2014
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