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

International Children’s Book Day 2016 featuring Bronwyn Bancroft, Ursula Dubosarsky and Mark McLeod

You're invited to attend ONCE UPON A TIME:  A Celebration of 50 Years of IBBY Australia on INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S BOOK DAY Saturday 2nd April 2016 | 10 am till 2.30 pm 59 The Boulevarde (cnr Carrington St), Strathfield NSW Santa Maria del Monte School Featuring Dr Mark MacLeod addressing the topic IBBY in the Age … Continue reading International Children’s Book Day 2016 featuring Bronwyn Bancroft, Ursula Dubosarsky and Mark McLeod

PRESS RELEASE – IBBY Australia Announces Ena Noёl Award

Life in Outer Space by Melissa Keil, Hardie Grant Egmont is the winner of IBBY Australia’s Ena Noël Encouragement Award in 2014. Melissa Keil's debut novel arrived on the YA scene with a refreshing, individual style which has impressed not only its target audience but also readers across generations. The narrator, Sam, budding horror-filmmaker, has … Continue reading PRESS RELEASE – IBBY Australia Announces Ena Noёl Award

Lady Cutler Award honour to Margaret Wild

  The NSW Branch of the Children's Book Council of Australia honoured children's author Margaret Wild with the Lady Cutler Award.  The Guide to the Margaret Wild Papers held at the Lu Rees Archive in Canberra gives some indication of the great contribution Margaret has made to children's literature in Australia. During the evening the … Continue reading Lady Cutler Award honour to Margaret Wild

International recognition for Australian Authors

Queensland illustrator Gregory Rogers and Victorian writer Glenda Millard have had publications recognised on the 2012 Honour List for IBBY. The biennial list contains the most highly regarded titles of the previous two years as selected by participating IBBY countries. Rogers and Millard join previous Honour Book awardees, such as Julie Vivas, Nadia Wheatley, Allan … Continue reading International recognition for Australian Authors