Australia Under the Sea 1, 2, 3 is a CBCA 2021 Notable Book!

The CBCA 2021 Notables have been announced and Australia Under the Sea 1, 2, 3 has received a shiny sticker in the early childhood category. The shortlist will be announced at noon AEDT on Tuesday, March 30th .  

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Australian Baby Animals wins a 2020 Whitley Award

Australian Baby Animals has won the Royal Zoological Society of NSW’s Whitley Award for the Young Children’s Reader category! Awarded annually, the Whitley Awards are presented for outstanding publications that profile the unique wildlife of the Australasian region. Australian Baby Animals is a classic showcase of Australian baby animals and their families for very young children. A celebration of Australian baby…

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Best news from the American Library Association Youth Media Awards!

We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga ᎣᏣᎵᎮᎵᎦ  by Traci Sorell and me, published by Charlesbridge, has won the American Indian Youth Literature Award -Honor Book. AIYLA identifies and honors the very best writing and illustration by and about Native Americans and Indigenous peoples of North America. AND an Odyssey Award – Honor Audiobook  – Award given to the producer…

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The Children’s Book Podcast

Listen to Frané on The Children’s Book Podcast here:

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