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Davitt Award Shortlist

The Davitt Awards are presented for excellence in the crime genre written by Australian women in categories for Adult, YA and Junior fiction, and Nonfiction.

Find the shortlisted titles here and the longlist here.

Jeannie Baker Shares Her Secrets!

Jeannie Baker’s new book is out, and it’s a guide to using collage! In Playing with Collage, she shares her secrets at last – and encourages her readers to get creative. Within each of this book’s four main sections, Jeannie presents an abstract collage of her own and offers suggestions and starting points for beginners. There are no right or wrong answers in this treasure of a book, it’s all about trusting your instincts … and playing!

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CBCA Conference

The CBCA Conference (May 31-June 2) highlights outstanding Australian children’s literature!
We’ve collated titles (more than 300!) authored/illustrated by the conference speakers including Leigh Hobbs, Morris Gleitzman, Jeannie Baker and MANY more!