CBCA – Book of the Year Notables 2016


The CBCA ‘Book of the Year’ notables for 2016 has been announced… Just when I thought my ‘to-read’ list was becoming more manageable!




Activities for Children’s Book Week 2014

Connect to Reading 2014 Children’s Book Week is fast approaching! From Saturday 16 August – Friday 22 August 2014, schools and public libraries across Australia will spend a week celebrating Australian authors and illustrators and offer various activities based around the books and this year’s theme – Connect to Reading.


I have compiled a few activities that could be used for a Book Week Storytime on my Book Week Pinterest Board.

I also stumbled across these useful tips to encourage children to read for pleasure.


Book Week with Ripper Readers

Book Week 2012 was Saturday 18 – Friday 24 August, the theme being Champions Read. Quite appropriate in a very sports dominated culture we have in Australia!

I usually make my way through the shortlisted books and place reservations on the titles so that I can show them to my Ripper Readers. I think it’s a great way to introduce the kids (and myself!) to new authors and illustrators.

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Book of the Year Short List – 2012

The Short list for this year’s Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Book of the Year Awards have been announced!

There are five categories – Book of the Year for Older Readers (intended for mature readers), Book of the Year for Younger Readers (intended for independent younger readers), Book of the Year for Early Childhood (intended for children in the pre-reading to early reading stages), Picture Book of The Year (intended for an audience ranging from 0-18 years), and the Eve Pownall Award for Information Books (0-18 years). 

The shortlist for the 2012 Crichton Award for new illustrators has also been announced.

The CBCA Awards will be announced and presented on Friday 17 August 2012 before Children’s Book Week commences on the 18 August 2012. The theme this year is ‘Champions Read’.

You can find out more about the Awards and the CBCA at their website here.