The Thing About Oliver by Deborah Kelly

Inside the CBCA Shortlist “This new life doesn’t really feel like it fits.” The Thing About Oliver by Deborah Kelly (Wombat Books) is shortlisted for the Children’s Book Council of Australia in the Book of the Year: Younger Readers category. The Thing About Oliver is an appealing, although heart-wrenching, story for children told through the […]

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Between Us by Clare Atkins

Between Us by Clare Atkins (Black Inc) is an Australian YA novel published in 2018. It continues to generate interest around the world. Winning the IBBY (Australia) Honour award for writing in 2019 has undoubtedly contributed to this recognition. IBBY (the International Board on Books for Young People) is an international network committed to bringing books […]

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CBCA Book Week 2020

Inside the CBCA Shortlist Traditionally held in August, the Children’s Book Council of Australia Book Week will be held in October 17-23 in 2020. The CBCA awards are prestigious and influential and now is a great time to have a closer look at the Australian books for young people shortlisted in 2020. They are deemed […]

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