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Inky Awards 2019 shortlists announced

19 July 2019
The shortlists for the 2019 Inky Awards have been announced. The awards are presented by State Library Victoria (SLV) for local and international fiction, poetry, anthologies and graphic novels written...

LoveOzYA relaunches with new committee

16 July 2019
Grassroots movement LoveOzYA is relaunching with a new committee and a 'reinvigorated mission'. According to a statement posted online, the LoveOzYA website was hacked earlier in the year but has...

Blabey tops NYT bestseller charts

9 July 2019
Aaron Blabey’s ‘The Bad Guys’ (Scholastic) has topped the New York Times weekly chart for bestselling children’s series. ‘The Bad Guys’, which has spent 37 weeks on the list, came...

Dr Karl returns to ABC Books in three-book deal 

26 June 2019
ABC Books has acquired three new books by Dr Karl Kruszelnicki in a deal negotiated by Jeanne Ryckmans of the Cameron Creswell Agency. The deal marks Kruszelnicki’s move back to...

Acevedo, Morris win 2019 Carnegie, Greenaway medals

19 June 2019
The UK Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) has announced the winners of the 2019 Carnegie and Kate Greenaway medals. Dominican-American writer and slam poet Elizabeth Acevedo won...

A&U launches new children’s imprint

19 June 2019
Allen & Unwin (A&U) has created a new children’s imprint, Albert Street Books. Albert Street Books will have a commercial focus and will publish books for babies to 12-year-olds. A&U...

Four NZ bookshops to receive Puffin grants 

31 May 2019
Penguin Random House (PRH) NZ has announced that four New Zealand bookshops will each receive NZ$5000 (A$4707) in funding for children’s reading programs as part of its Puffin bookshop grants...

54 bookshops to receive Puffin grants 

29 May 2019
Puffin has announced the 54 Australian bookshops that will receive a share of $100,000 in funding for children’s reading programs. The winning bookshops each receive funding between $500 and $5000...