August 18, 2011

Book Week Author Interviews (Watch this Space)

buzz is definitely in the air in children's literacy in the upcoming weeks with, Book Week, The CYA (Children and Young Adult) Conference, Brisbane Writers Festival, The Ipswich Festival of Children's Literature, and much more. 

Book Week is the longest running children's festival in Australia. This year it celebrates its 66th birthday.

Happy 66th Birthday! 

The date for Book Week 2011 this year is August 20th - 26th. The Winners of 2011 Book Week Awards will be announced tomorrow (19th August). 

Each year, many schools and public libraries from all over Australia spend a week celebrating books and Australian authors and illustrators. Classroom teachers, teacher librarians and public librarians develop activities, offer competitions and tell stories relating to a theme to highlight the importance of reading.

The Crichton Award aims to recognise and encourage new talent in the field of Australian children's book illustration. It is administered by the Victorian Branch of the CBCA and the judging panel of three is nominated and elected by the executive of the Victorian Branch.  

To celebrate, I have invited children's authors from around Australia to let us in on their writing tips, published books, and what they are doing to celebrate book week. This will be an ongoing feature on my blog, Books for Little Hands, and what a better way to begin then with book week? I am honoured to be interviewing some of our countries top children's authors and illustrators including:

Kerry Brown

Sally Odgers

Hazel Edwards

Libby Gleeson

Sally Rippin

Sue Whiting

Michael Gerard Bauer

Clare McFadden

Sheryl Gwyther

Aleesah Darlinson

Sarah Davis

and many more!

Please join me in celebrating our extraordinary children's authors and this years theme,

 'One World, Many Stories.'

To kick of the celebration early, I'd like to welcome Children's Picture Book Author
Kerry Brown.

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