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Readings Children’s Book Prize 2019 shortlist announced

22 February 2019

The shortlist for the Readings Children’s Book Prize for 2019 has been announced. The shortlisted titles are: Ice Wolves: Elementals Book One (Amie Kaufman, HarperCollins) The Orchard Underground (Mat Larkin, Hardie...

SWF 2016 schools program announced

11 February 2016

The Sydney Writers’ Festival (SWF) has announced the authors and illustrators participating in its 2016 Primary and Secondary School Days programs, to be held from 16 to 20 May. Writer...

Spiral of absurdity: Lee Battersby on ‘Magrit’ 

4 February 2016

Lee Battersby’s first book for children is set in an abandoned cemetery and has ‘echoes of Neil Gaiman’s Coraline and The Graveyard Book’. Reviewer Tehani Wessely spoke to the author....

Micro Michael: Michael Wagner on ‘Pig Dude’ 

9 July 2015

Michael Wagner’s new children’s book Pig Dude is the first book to be released from his micro-publishing company Billy Goat Books. He spoke to Brad Jefferies.What has been your experience...

Tan shortlisted for 2015 Kate Greenaway medal

18 March 2015

Shaun Tan’s Rules of Summer (Lothian) is one of eight titles shortlisted for this year’s Kate Greenaway Medal for distinguished illustration in children’s books.The shortlists for the Kate Greenaway Medal...

Reading your greens: Eco-friendly children’s books 

13 February 2015

Mason Engelander explores how eco-friendly children’s books have evolved with the rise of the green movement.Some of the earliest ‘green books’ for kids did not carry an explicit environmental theme....

WAYRBA 2014 winners announced

21 November 2014

The winners of the 2014 West Australian Young Readers’ Book Awards (WAYRBA) have been announced.The winning books are:Picture books The Three Bears (Sort of) (Yvonne Morrison, illus by Donovan Bixley, Scholastic...

Sainsbury’s Children’s Book Awards winners announced

14 October 2014

UK supermarket chain Sainsbury’s has announced the winners of the first Sainsbury’s Children’s Book Awards, reports the Bookseller. That’s Not My Piglet (Fiona Watt, illus by Rachel Wells, Usborne) was the...

Gleitzman, Tan on UK cultural diversity list

14 October 2014

Books by Morris Gleitzman and Shaun Tan have been included in a list of ‘50 of the best children’s books celebrating cultural diversity in the UK’.The inaugural ‘Diverse Voices’ list...

Independent booksellers’ children’s catalogue launched

17 September 2014

The Australian Independent Bookseller’s Children’s Catalogue for 2014 has been launched.Great Books for Kids features 34 Australian children’s and YA titles, among 87 recommended titles or series, and also features...