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Di Morrissey to release first picture book

22 August 2014

Harbour Publishing House has announced it will publish Di Morrissey’s first children’s picture book in October. Sonoma Meets Miss Mouse, written by Morrissey and illustrated by local artist Julie Sydenham,...

Booktrust children’s book awards announced 

4 July 2014

In the UK, the winners of the inaugural Booktrust Best Book Awards have been announced. The awards are run in partnership with Amazon Kindle during Children’s Book Week and were...

‘National treasures’ celebrated at CBCA conference

28 May 2014

The 2014 CBCA National Conference was held in Canberra from 16-18 May under the theme ‘National Treasures’. Sharon Hayes, resource centre manager at Marian College in Melbourne, reports:This year’s CBCA...

‘Good Reading’ launches ‘PK Mag’ 

19 May 2014

Good Reading has launched a new digital-only magazine for primary school aged children. Called PK Mag, the bimonthly publication aims to ‘provide students with an authentic place to submit their...

Five Mile launches unpublished illustrator prize 

13 May 2014

The Five Mile Press has launched a prize for unpublished Australian illustrators with the winner to receive a publishing contract worth $4000.‘We are offering a guaranteed publishing contract to the winner...

CBCA Victoria elects new committee 

12 May 2014

The Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Victoria branch has elected a new committee at its AGM on 8 May. Mary Moore remains president. Newly elected vice presidents Meg Moores...

Cross wins Little Rebels Children’s Book Award 

12 May 2014

Gillian Cross has won the Little Rebels Children’s Book Award for radical children’s fiction for her book After Tomorrow (OUP), reports the Bookseller. Cross’ novel, a dystopian tale set in...

Waterstones Children’s Book Prize winners announced 

4 April 2014

Katherine Rundell’s children’s novel Rooftoppers (Faber) has been named the overall winner at this year’s Waterstones Children’s Book Prize, reports the Bookseller. The novel also won the Best Fiction for...

Bologna: contemporary, realistic fiction in demand 

2 April 2014

Nerrilee Weir, rights manager at Random House, reports from the Bologna Children’s Book Fair:The 2014 Bologna Children’s Book Fair felt a lot like the 2013 fair, with the weather remaining...

Storylines NZ announces 2014 Notable Books List 

1 April 2014

The Storylines Children’s Literature Charitable Trust in New Zealand has announced its list of notable books for 2014.The Storylines 2014 Notable Books List was announced on 29 March at the...