Short List announcement coming soon!

We're excited  that the 2017 CBCA Book of the Year Short List will be announced in Adelaide on Tuesday 28 March at a celebration in St Peter's Library hall beginning at 10.00 am. If you would like to attend, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We would love to see you there.

Inky Awards

From Samantha Forge, Programs Officer, Centre for Youth Literature, State Library Victoria

We hope you caught the 2017 Inky Awards longlist announcement last week! The teen nominators have done a wonderful job whittling down their favourite books from last year to ten Australian and ten international titles, and we’re thrilled with the results.


If you missed the announcement, you can see the full list of longlisted titles here.


We’re now on the lookout for our panel of 2017 Inky Award judges – applications are open until 22 March, and we’d love it if you’d spread the message to all your teen networks. You can find the judges guidelines and application form on Inside a Dog. 


This year we again have free packs of Inky Awards longlist bookmarks (Gold and Silver) to distribute. If you would like a pack for yourorganisation, please fill in this form and we’ll post some out to you!


We also have free downloadable resources for you to use – a longlist postershelftalker and library toolkit.


Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions about the Inky Awards.



VALE Dick Bruna

Dick Bruna, the Dutch illustrator and author, has died aged 89. He is best known as the creator of the Nijntje, known in English as Miffy.

The first Miffy book was published in 1955. The picture book is based on a story Bruna told his young son during a holiday, after they had seen a rabbit.

His books have been translated into more than 50 languages.

Utrecht, in the Netherlands, is home to the Miffy Museum, catering specifically for children aged between two and six.



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