70th anniversary and CBCA Winners announced

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Over one hundred members (past and current) of the South Australian Branch of CBCA attended a special morning tea hosted by the Adelaide City Council Mayor, Martin Haese this morning. The purpose was two fold -  to celebrate 70 years of The Children's Book Council of Australia and to announce the winners of the Book of the Year Award for 2016.

The event was held in the Adelaide City Library in Rundle Mall which was a fitting venue for the occasion. It was roomy and well laid out with a wonderful morning tea provided.  Other special dignitaries in attendance included The Honourable Susan Close, Minister for Education and Child Development;  Rachel Sanderson MP and Mr Alan Smith, the Director of the State Library.

                                                                                  

Our President Karen Mutton gave a speech which outlined the importance of high quality literature and the valuable input by people involved from conception of an idea to the promotion of a book.  This was followed by the announcement of the winning and honour books for each category by our state Book of the Year Awards judge Katharine England.

To find out more go to our National website where you will find comments from our National President (Margot Hillel) and links to the winning books.

 

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