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IBBY Australia membership for the coming financial year (1 July 2018–30 June 2019) is now available. Please join (or renew) and help us continue as an independent body, introducing Australian authors and illustrators for young people to the world stage. IBBY’s activities include: Nominating Australian authors and illustrators for the prestigious international Hans Christian Andersen … Continue reading Join or renew your membership

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

Vale Dr Maurice Saxby AM – Children’s Literature Champion

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

IBBY Australia at Santiago

A delegation from IBBY Australia attended the 32nd International IBBY Congress in Santiago de Compostela, a beautiful World Heritage Listed city in Spain. Back Row: John Foster (SA), Joanna Andrew (WA), Heather Foster (SA), Jenni Woodroffe (WA), Tetsuta Watanabe (Vic), Shirley Shepherd (NT). Front Row: Elizabeth Beck (WA), Joscelyn Leatt-Hayter (WA), Debbie Froome (WA), Kimiko … Continue reading IBBY Australia at Santiago