Here is a video for you (thank you to Aniek Ragan for the link). The video features the Writers and Readers Talk — with Morris Gleitzman and Garth Nix at the Festival of Australian Children’s Literature in Canberra this year. (The talk includes a welcome by Belle Alderman, Director of the Lu Rees Archives of Australian Children’s Literature.)
NB: this video is 66 minutes of great viewing!
The Children’s Book Council of Australia, WA Branch (Inc) invites all Branch members to the
2013 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
When: Wednesday 6 November 2013
Time: 6pm for 6.30pm
Where: Penrhos College School Staff Room, 6 Morrison St, Como (Please note — this is a different venue from previous AGMs.)
Please join the committee for a short meeting for the presentation of the Annual Report and Balance Sheet, the election of office bearers for 2014 and to share the highlights of the year’s activities.
The meeting will be followed by light refreshments and an opportunity to meet and hear BRIONY STEWART — WA author and illustrator of The Red Wheelbarrow and the Kumiko and the Dragon trilogy — talk about her experiences overseas during her British Council Realise Your Dream scholarship.
JOIN THE WA BRANCH COMMITTEE
Exciting years are ahead for the WA Branch! We will be hosting the Book of the Year Awards and in 2016, a National Conference.
Download a nomination form and send it in by Monday 14 October 2013.
The 2013 CBCA Children’s Book of the Year Awards have been announced!
The winners and honour books are listed for each category on the CBCA’s national website. The 2013 Crichton Award for New Illustrators was awarded to Marc Martin for The Forest. (If you’re on Facebook, you can also check out the chatter on the CBCA National Facebook group.)
Read Across the Universe … and let the Children’s Book Week Celebrations begin!
Please join us for the 2013 Children’s Book Week opening and dinner (WA)
Time: 7:00pm for 7:30pm
Venue: Mt Lawley Golf Club, Walter Road, Inglewood Map
Guest Speaker: Matt Ottley is an author, artist and composer and is the creator of such highly acclaimed works as What Faust Saw, Mrs Millie’s Painting and the award winning collaboration with Nadia Wheatley, Luke’s Way of Looking. His book for adults and young adults, Requiem for a Beast, combines all of his talents, and includes a CD of music for chamber orchestra.
Cost: Members $60.00 (inc GST); Non-Members $65.00 (inc GST) includes buffet meal. Drinks available separately from the bar.
Theme: Read across the universe.
Bookings/Enquiries: Liz Allen on (08) 9367 2242 or email: –firstname.lastname@example.org–
RSVP: Friday 9th August 2013 (Download a booking form here.)
Once upon a time there were a group of very talented WA illustrators who temporarily took over the children’s library at the State Library of WA and created a mural.
Yes, it’s true! And the mural is finished just in time for the school holidays, so make sure you pop in to check it out for yourself. Here are some pics of the work in progress, (many thanks to James Foley for sharing these photos with us).
If you look closely at the mural, you might recognise the work of some of your favourite WA illustrators, including:
- Chris Nixon
- Samantha Hughes
- Kelly Canby
- Sean E Avery
- Leanne White
- Den Scheer
- Heather Charlton
- Frané Lessac
- James Foley
- Briony Stewart
Check out the State Library of WA website where they have just announced the 2012 titles shortlisted for the Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards. Congratulations to all the creators shortlisted!
The winners will be announced at a presentation ceremony on 16 September 2013.
You can now download our second newsletter for the year from the WA Branch website.
Inside this edition:
- Ruth Nitschke reports on the recent Reading Matters conference
- An update from the Book of the Year Awards judge
- What the Book Discussion Group has been reading
- Call for Expressions of Interest for 2 Awards Coordinators
- Dates for your diary (upcoming events!)
… and lots more.
The newsletter is now emailed as a PDF to all financial members. If you didn’t get yours (or you would rather receive it at a different email address), please refer to the newsletter for how to change your details.
Children’s Book Week is 17 to 23 August and this year’s theme is Read across the universe.
Have you been trawling through your books about space, planets, moons and astronauts looking for ideas? Did you know that the WA Branch has a page of Book Week ideas on their website?
A quick click will take you to a page where you’ll find a rocketful of Book Week treasure —
- A reading list that supports the theme (Read across the universe)
- Ideas for activities to celebrate Children’s Book Week
- Costume ideas for Children’s Book Week
- Websites and publications you can link to for even more ideas and activities
Do you dress up for a Children’s Book Week parade? What’s the best Book Week costume you’ve ever seen?