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

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

CBCA NSW Branch announces winner 2018 Lady Cutler Award

The Children’s Book Council of Australia NSW Branch is pleased to announce that Karen Jameyson has been chosen as the 2018 recipient of the LADY CUTLER AWARD. Karen has devoted her life to the promotion and dissemination of great children’s literature. Through her editing, reviewing, advocacy, volunteer work and writing, Karen has enriched and supported … Continue reading CBCA NSW Branch announces winner 2018 Lady Cutler Award

ENCOURAGEMENT AWARD FOR LITERATURE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

MEDIA RELEASE Entries for the Australian IBBY Encouragement Award for Children’s Literature, the Ena Noël Award are now open. Publishers are invited to submit entries for this prestigious Australian Children's & Young Adult literature Award. Books by Australian creators published in the two years prior to the particular closing date 30th November 2017 can be … Continue reading ENCOURAGEMENT AWARD FOR LITERATURE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

IBBY Australia Honour Books showcase refugee stories

PRESS RELEASE IBBY Australia proudly announces its biennial Honour Books for 2018. Many Australian authors and illustrators for young people have a deep concern for the plight of refugees. It happens that the two books selected, one for excellence in Writing, one for excellence in Illustration, treat themes of migration and the search for a … Continue reading IBBY Australia Honour Books showcase refugee stories

Australian nominees for the 2018 Hans Christian Andersen Awards

PRESS RELEASE 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 … Continue reading Australian nominees for the 2018 Hans Christian Andersen Awards