Melanie Hill, Yvonne Mes, Tania Cox, Rebecca Sheraton
In honour of Book Week 2013 The Children’s Book Council of Australia Qld Branch held a dinner last Friday, the 16th of August, for the announcement of the Book of the Year Awards and the Dame Annabelle Rankin Award.
A great way to get an insight into the world of children’s literature in Australia.
Write Link buddies Melanie Hill, Rebecca Sheraton and I made up the delegation of newbie writers/ kidlit groupies.
A few of the things I learned:
To find out more about CBCA Book of the Year Awards 2013 winners check here.
And I did my research: the winner of the Dame Annabelle Rankin Award is Judith Russell. She is the teacher-librarian at Mt Gravatt SHS and the Qld rep for the May Gibbs Trust. Her passion and advocacy for children's literature is amazing.
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