Monthly Archives: March 2016

Indie Book Awards

This week saw the announcement of the Indie Book awards at a ceremony in Sydney on Wednesday night. The Indies began in 2008. Their aim is to highlight “the best Australian writing as chosen by Australian Independent Booksellers.” The Indies … Continue reading

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In 2015 the Australian Libraries Information¬†Association published their most borrowed books list. Eight of the the top ten Young Adult (YA) books were blockbuster¬†American titles. Only two Australian titles made the list ¬†– Ellie Marney’s Every Breath and Marcus Zusak’s … Continue reading

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Squishy Taylor

I recently had the pleasure of attending the Hardie Grant Egmont roadshow for children’s books. The evening featured an exciting line-up of Australian authors and illustrators. One of the writer/illustrator pairs was Ailsa Wild and Ben Woods. Together they have … Continue reading

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