WA International Children’s Book Day Quiz -4 April

Put Your Thinking Caps On… for IBBY Australia’s International Children’s Book Day Quiz Night in Perth.

  • The date: Tuesday 4th April, 2017 6.30 pm for 7.00 – 9.30 pm
  • The venue: Perth and Tattersalls Bowling Club – 2 Plain St, East Perth (Parking off the club driveway)
  • Bookings: Book your place by the 31st March, 2017
  • Cost $15 per person – Tables of 8
  • RSVP Jenni Woodroffe on 9367 4759 or jennij@iinet.net.au
  • BYO nibbles • Drinks at the bar • Tea/Coffee will be available

NSW International Children’s Book Day Event – 23 March 2017

IBBY Australia members and friends in NSW are invited to join the celebration of International Children’s Book Day 2017 and Hans Christian Andersen’s birthday at a friendly dinner on Thursday 23rd March at 6 pm.

  • The venue is Minh Vietnamese Restaurant 506 Marrickville Road Dulwich Hill (close to light rail, and free municipal carparks nearby)
  • Vietnamese banquet, plus Kransikage dessert in honour of HCA! Please BYO wine.
  • Cost $40 per head (plus booking fee $2.79)
  • Bookings essential via Eventbrite

A Closer Look At IBBY’s Call-To-Action For Refugee Children

Scott Shoger interviewed Wally De Doncker, IBBY’s president, Liz Page executive director of IBBY, and Hasmig Chahinian about the International Board on Books for Young People’s Call-To-Action For Refugee Children for the World Libraries journal. See the article here.

IBBY’s call to action

IBBY is committed to helping children in crisis, whether they are refugees in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Oceania, North America or Latin America. Today, we urge all professionals working in the field of children’s literature to join us take action and find solutions to help the children and young people who are caught up in this current turmoil.

Sydney: author talk featuring James Roy and IBBY Australia AGM

IBBY Australia invites members and interested friends to attend this year’s Annual General Meeting and to hear author

James Roy

winner of the Young People’s History Prize
in the 2016 NSW Premier’s History Awards
speak about One Thousand Hills on
Thursday 27 October 2016
at The Children’s Bookshop, 6 Hannah Street, Beecroft NSW

See the flyer for program and booking details.



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Unmasking the Wild

An auction and exhibition of masks by Australian Children’s Book Illustrators was launched at the Geelong Regional Library on Friday, 6th May, and will be open until July 3.  This unique collection of masks, collectively titled Unmasking the Wild, created by 22 of Australia’s talented children’s illustrators, was unveiled for the first time at The Masked Ball extravaganza in Melbourne to celebrate the end of the 30 year journey for Isobelle Carmody and her legion of faithful readers,  that was The Red Queen, the last in the Obernewtyn Chronicles.

All of the masks will be available for sale by auction online to raise funds for two charities:

The auction site is available online.