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KIDS Book of the Year Event 2017


The inaugural Kids event to celebrate the CBCA Book of the Year Awards (KBOYE) was a great success. The auditorium of the NSW Teachers’ Federation was buzzing with excitement generated from so many students eagerly waiting to hear from our guest creators –WAI CHIM and DALE NEWMAN.

Wai Chim | Author

Wai Chim | Author

    Dale Newman | Illustrator

Dale Newman | Illustrator

WAI CHIM spoke about her passion for words and love of reading which inspired her to write. It was fascinating to hear the story behind her stories.

All were amazed at the talented artistry shown by DALE NEWMAN and budding illustrators learnt lots of tips. It sure takes a long time and a lot of skill to create a graphic novel! 

Congratulations to all the student reviewers!  YOU ROCK!  I am sure that many students will seek out one of the titles or maybe even more, to get their hands on and to start reading. Thank you to:

Older Readers category: 
Vlad | Lara |Oscar | Vicky |Stephanie | Julie

Younger Readers category: 
Katya | Amy | Skye | Saxon | Riddhi | Olivia

A school media team enabled us to record parts of the program. 
Thanks team: Marcus | Finley | Mia.

CBCA Short List 2017

KBOYE Flyer 2017 | Escape to Everywhere