Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Kate Thompson wins Guardian Award

"The New Policeman" took out the 2005 award
http://books.guardian.co.uk/news/articles/0,6109,1581645,00.html?gusrc=rss
Author interview http://books.guardian.co.uk/review/story/0,12084,1581274,00.html
Can't manage to get to the AASL Conference?

Find out what's happening from the conference blog at http://www.abc.net.au/abckids/guide/netw/ZY7657A001D3.htm
Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards for Excellence in Children’s Literature

2005 Winners and Honor Books http://www.hbook.com/awards/bghb/current.asp
Smarties Awards

The shortlists for the Nestle Children's Book Prize (formerly know as the Smarites Awards) were announced yesterday. See the list at : http://www.booktrusted.co.uk/nestle/index.html
Great Online Journal for Teacher Librarians

The latest issue of SLIC, titled "Young People and Literature", is now online at http://www.schoollibraries.ca/issues/10.aspx
Fancy a trip to the ACT?

The 3rd Canberra Readers and Writers Festival will be held from 6-9 October at the National Library of Australia. International and Australian writers include Ian Holding, Greg Baker, Merlinda Bobis, John Muk Muk Burke, Ian Callinan, Miranda Darling, Shirely Fenton-Huie, Jackie French, Wayne Grogan, Clive Hamilton, Kate Holden, Aneurin Hughes, Diane Langmore, Gabrielle Lord, Melissa Lucashenko, Nigel Marsh, Maxine McArthur, Michael McGirr, Lizz Murphy, Peter Raftos, Kaaren Sutcliffe and Peter Saunders Program available at: www.actwriters.org.au