Monday, August 19, 2013

Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Awards 2103

I've just returned from a flying visit to Canberra for these prestigious awards. The CBCA work tirelessly organising the longest running children's festival in Australia; it all began as far back as 1945.

The volunteer committees read through hundreds of books, sorted into various categories, and a short listing guarantees the work a life in schools and libraries across the country.

I'm deeply grateful for all the hard work that goes into the awards and humbled by the respect the CBCA show to the authors, illustrators, publishers, editors and designers.

Lyrebird! A true story was named an Honour Book. Peter Gouldthorpe and I had great fun signing copies and chatting to the children who attended the awards.

Seeing our book on the display table with the other award winners was a heart stopper!

Entries are now open for the 2014 Awards. Details HERE

1 comment:

Claire said...

Congratulations Jackie! Lovely to see Lyrebird finding his audience.


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