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
IBBY Australia’s Ena Noël Award is an encouragement award for a young, emerging writer or illustrator. The panel of three judges is happy to announce that this year’s winner is: Writing Clementine by Kate Gordon (Allen & Unwin). Year 9 student Clementine Darcy is finding life challenging. Her friends want her to diet and exercise … Continue reading IBBY Australia Ena Noël Award 2016 Announced
IBBY Australia invites publishers to submit their entries for the Ena Noel Award 2016, the IBBY Australia encouragement award for literature for young people. The writer or illustrator should be under 35 years of age in the year in which the work was published. Only books published between 1st July 2013 and 30th June 2015 are … Continue reading Entries invited for the Ena Noel Award 2016
IBBY Australia Inc is thrilled to announce that Australian nominees for the 2016 Hans Christian Andersen Awards are: URSULA DUBOSARSKY (WRITER) and BRONWYN BANCROFT (ILLUSTRATOR). Both are esteemed creators with international profiles. IBBY announced the names of 28 writers and 29 illustrators from 34 countries nominated for these prestigious awards on 30 March at the … Continue reading Australian nominees for the 2016 Hans Christian Andersen Awards Announced
Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Dr Maurice Saxby AM. Our friend Maurie passed away yesterday. He was a great champion of children's literature, serving twice on the Hans Christian Andersen Award Jury of The International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) and was the first life member of IBBY Australia. He … Continue reading Vale Dr Maurice Saxby AM – Children’s Literature Champion
This biennial award encourages a young Australian creator of childrens books and also keeps alive the name of IBBY Australia’s first President, Ena Noel. This year's winner is "Scatterheart" by Lili Wilkinson (black dog books) Each chapter of Hannah’s story begins with the tale of Scatterheart, a fairy tale version of her own search for … Continue reading Ena Noel 2010 Award Winner Announced!