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‘Life in Outer Space’ wins Ena Noël Award 

4 April 2014

Melbourne-based author Melissa Keil has won the 2014 Ena Noël Award, administered by the Australian branch of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY), for her YA novel...

New Australian schools book club launched 

5 March 2014

A new schools book club created to showcase Australian books has launched in New South Wales and Queensland. The Redgum Book Club will allow parents and students to order books from a large...

Byng promoted at HarperCollins 

26 February 2014

Chren Byng has been promoted to the role of associate publisher of ABC Children’s Books at HarperCollins Australia. HarperCollins said in a statement this month that Byng has returned from maternity...

Waterstones Children’s Book Prize shortlists announced 

14 February 2014

The shortlists for this year’s Waterstones Children’s Book Prize have been announced in the UK, reports the Bookseller. Bookselling chain Waterstones presents three children’s book prizes each year, each worth...

Koala Books calls for picture book submissions 

12 February 2014

Children’s book publisher Koala Books is calling for picture book submissions for the first time since it was acquired by Scholastic in early 2013. Koala Books’ ‘Picture Book Festival of...

Licensed to thrill: Publishers’ licensed lists 

7 February 2014

With brand licensing proving to be a growing area in book publishing, Kate Blackwood asks three local publishers about their licensed lists. Hardie Grant EgmontThere are 12 brands on Hardie Grant...

Book bites: Forthcoming junior titles 

7 February 2014

A new chapterSome much-loved series have new instalments due out this year, while other series are just taking off. As a follow-up to the popular ‘Our Australian Girl’ series, Puffin...

In the picture: The demand for graphic novels 

7 February 2014

Demand for graphic novels continues to grow, but how are booksellers, publishers and librarians responding? Portia Lindsay reports.At last year’s Reading Matters conference in Melbourne, Raina Telgemeier’s graphic novels sold...