#InterviewByBook with Kris Sheather

Title: The Green Goggles Author: Kris Sheather Illustrator: Kris Sheather Publisher: Ormiston Press Genre: Picture Book Age Group: 2-6 Please tell us a bit of what your book is about. Pete wakes up excited because it’s his birthday. He’s disappointed with his presents until he receives a pair of green goggles. Wearing the goggles ignites his imagination and his backyard is transformed. What kinds of themes / issues are raised in this story? The first theme is on emotional rea...
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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 merit, not popularity or enjoyment etc. (There are other awards judging other criteria, eg. Inkies, ABIA, Readings Children's Book Prize, KOALA awards etc). And the Key Word is outstanding literary merit...
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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 in the Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Awards is certainly a positive sign of their credibility. Following on ...
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