17 August 2009

Children's Book of the Year Awards announcement

Come along to Belconnen Library on Friday 21 August to be one of the first to hear the winners of the 2009 Children's Book of the Year announced.

The short list for the Children's Book of the Year Awards, presented by the Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) was announced in April, and the winner and honour book/s for each category will be announced at Belconnen Library on Friday:
  • CBCA Book of the Year: Older Readers
  • CBCA Book of the Year: Younger Readers
  • CBCA Book of the Year: Early Childhood
  • CBCA Picture Book of the Year
  • The Eve Pownall Award for Information Books
The official announcement will be made by the Queensland branch who currently hold the role of the national executive for the CBCA. Each state and territory will also hold a special event, with the ACT event being held at Belconnen Library from 11.30am, with the winners announced at 12 noon. A performance by local students will be given and light refreshments served.

For more information about the CBCA and the awards visit the official web site: http://cbca.org.au/index.htm