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Dromkeen Awards for Australian children’s and young adult literature. Nominations close 3 October 2016. More details here.

Dymocks Kids’ Top 51 list for 2016. with more than 26,500 votes received from Booklovers members. Check out the top 10 hereI wonder if your favourite is there? Fifteen Australian authors made the list, up from 13 in 2015  with 9,500 more votes in 2016.

Picture books that encourage a love of music. Check out here, this link to the better reading website.

A love and feel for place': Australian illustrated children's books – in pictures The new Australian Children’s Laureate, Leigh Hobbs, takes us on a fascinating tour of the best in Australian illustration, from the heartbreaking Shaun Tan to explorations of Indigenous dreamtime and back to his very own and very yellow Mr Chicken’s crazed love affair with London