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INTERNATIONAL PD CONFERENCE
Poetry: exploring inner worlds
Welcome to the 2021 TRADE FAIR
We'd like to welcome you to our AAA PD Conference Trade Fair and thank our Sponsoring Publishers: Allen & Unwin, Bloomsbury Publishing, Christmas Press, Dorothea Mackellar Memorial Society, Freemantle Press, Hachette Australia, HarperCollins Australia, Magabala Books, PETAA, Text Publishing, Speech Pathology Australia, UPQ - Univeristy of Queensland Press, Walker Books and Wild Dingo Publishing, for their ongoing support. We encourage you to view each of their presentations and to purchase their titles from our conference bookseller Better Read Kids.
Better Read Kids is a wonderful venture in children’s literature. We are passionate about providing a creative space for children and young adults to grow and develop their own love of literature. As part of this endeavour, we host regular school holiday workshops in writing and illustrating, host events with children’s authors, run creative writing competitions for children and we visit local schools and community spaces. We do all this with the aim of inspiring a child’s love of books and sparking a child’s creativity.
Support us and purchase all your books through the conference Bookshop Better Read Kids.10% of sales will go towards the CBCA NSW Branch.
Use the promo code CBCA2021 to receive a 10% discount for your school. School ORDER FORM HERE
Keynote Speaker - Libby Hathorn
Walker Books Australia has been bringing the best of children’s publishing to Australian children for over 20 years and is recognised as a market leader in quality children’s books, publishing award-winning authors and illustrators. The company is dedicated to publishing books of unwavering quality for children and young adults to read and treasure.
University of Queensland Press
is one of Australia’s leading publishing houses. Established in 1948 as a wholly owned subsidiary of The University of Queensland, UQP has consistently produced culturally significant works across genres such as fiction, non-fiction and poetry, as well as children's and young adult books.
Fremantle Press is a proudly not-for-profit team of publishers, authors and artists who bring uniquely Australian stories to the world. Established in 1976, Fremantle Press is renowned for producing quality works of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and children’s literature. Our core purpose is to identify talented new and emerging Western Australian writers and artists, and to publish and distribute their work to the widest possible audience.
We seek out the best stories. We nurture them. Then we share them. Hachette Australia is a team of expert publishers and passionate readers dedicated to discovering and supporting talented writers and working with them to craft exceptional stories.
A small press with big ideas… Born in the early months of 2013, Christmas Press started with publishing beautiful picture books for children, featuring traditional tales — folk tales, fairy tales, legends, myths — retold by well-known authors and stunningly illustrated in classic styles that reflect the cultures the stories come from. Then in 2014 we branched into also publishing seasonally-themed anthologies released every Christmas, full of wonderful stories, poems, and illustrations by some of Australia’s best loved writers and illustrators. They have become must-have books for many families at Christmas!
Allen & Unwin is Australia's leading independent publisher and was the 2020 Publisher of the Year. They have been voted "Publisher of the Year" fourteen times including in the inaugural award in 1992 and eleven times since 2000.
HarperCollins occupies a unique place in Australian and New Zealand publishing. In both nations we are the oldest publisher – with a heritage dating back to the bush ballads and school books of the late nineteenth century – and the most forward thinking in terms of our transition to the global digital world of today.
Founded in 2010, Wild Dingo Press is a vibrant and essential force in the Australian publishing landscape being a vehicle for bringing a personal viewpoint on issues affecting our world.
The Press brings to light the stories of individuals quietly doing extraordinary things, be it exposure of corruption and systemic flaws or the experiences of the disenfranchised, disempowered and dispossessed.
Text Publishing is an independent, Melbourne-based publisher of literary and commercial fiction and non-fiction. Text has been awarded the ABIA Small Publisher of the Year three times and won the Leading Edge Books Small Publisher of the Year in 2018 and 2019.
At Text we want to publish books that make a difference to people’s lives. We believe that reading should be a marvellous experience, that every book you read should somehow change your life if only by a fraction.
Primary English Teaching Association Australia (PETAA) is a national,
not for profit industry body, supporting primary educators across the country in their teaching of English and literacies to deliver a powerful literacy education for all learners. We create resources for teachers and schools that include: funding ground-breaking research; publishing reference books that focus on best-practice, evidence-based pedagogy; creating units of work that bring quality literature into the classroom; professional learning by industry leaders; and providing ongoing materials and opportunities for members that help them build a better future for students.
Speech Pathology Australia is the national peak body for the speech pathology profession in Australia. Every year Speech Pathology Australia conducts its annual Book of the Year Awards.
The awards aim to promote children’s books as literacy tools, as well as raising awareness of the role of speech pathologists play in helping children develop language and literacy skills. Literacy is based on good oral language skills. The Book of the Year awards aim to promote quality Australian books that help children get the best, most literate start in life. There are awards in for four age-related categories and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Authored Children’s Book Award.’
Books are awarded for “Best Book for Language and Literacy Development”. The winners in the five categories in Speech Pathology Australia 2020 Book of the Year Awards are:
Birth to 3 years: 'Meerkat Splash' written and illustrated by Aura Parker
Three to 5 years: 'Charlie’s Shell' written and illustrated by Marina Zlatanova
Five to 8 years: 'Goat on a Boat' written by Nick Dent and illustrated by Suzanne Houghton
Eight to 10 years: 'The Little Wave' written by Pip Harry
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Authored Children’s Book Award: 'My Culture and Me' written and illustrated by Gregg Dreise.
Speech Pathology Australia is the national peak body for the speech pathology profession in Australia. Speech pathologists are university trained allied health professionals with expertise in the assessment and treatment of communication and/or swallowing difficulties.