Ten Interesting Facts: CBCA book of the year awards 2016

This week my local CBCA Sub-branch listened to an address by Book of the Year judge, Cathie Tasker about the awards and judging process. These are ten items of interest I thought I’d share from this talk: 1. It is important to note that the CBCA Book of the year awards are judged for literary READ MORE

More Books to Light Up Our World

Our literary professionals are awe-inspiring. Their ability to write, illustrate and market these books to foster a love of reading and learning throughout the nation, and the world, is remarkable. The potential they have in capturing young people’s hearts and minds is nothing short of extraordinary. Having some of these wonderful books celebrated and acknowledged READ MORE

CBCA Judging the Judges.

  I attended a presentation at my local library by Children’s Book Council of Australia judge, Jane Parsons. I went with the intention of writing about the presentation. I had pen and notepad ready, however what I didn’t have was a focus. I could write about the shortlisted books, the process, the awards, the statistics, READ MORE