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Poetry: exploring inner worlds

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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.

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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.

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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

Libby Hathorn - Eventual Poppy Day
Libby Hathorn - The ABC Book of Australia
Libby Hathorn - Thunderwith
Libby Hathorn - A Soldier, a Dog and a B
Libby Hathorn - The Tram to Bondi
Libby Hathorn - Miss Franklin
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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.

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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.

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QUP - As Fast As I Can
QUP - Girl of the Southern Sea
QUP - Bird in the Herd
QUP - The Edge of Thirteen
QUP - Footprints on the Moon
QUP - The Heartsong of Wonder Quinn
QUP - Zoe, Max and the Bicycle Bus
QUP - The Little Wave
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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.

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Fremantle Press - Bella and the Wanderin
Fremantle Press - Bella and the Voyagin
Fremantle Press - Looking Up
Fremantle Press - Swamp Walking the Wetlands of Swan Coastal Plain
Fremantle Press - Vociferate
Fremantle Press - The Future Keepers
Fremantle Press - Ten Tiny Things
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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. 

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Hachette - No Never
Hachette - Poems from a Green and Blue P
Hachette - Miss Franklin
Hachette - The Big Book of Festivals
Hachette - The Patchwork Bike
Hachette - When Rain Turns Snow
Hachette - When We Say Black Lives Matter
Hachette - The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Dangero
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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!

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The School Magazine provides a range of quality children’s literature for Years 3 to 6. Sophie Masson has been a long standing contributor and two of her poems are available here.

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Christmas Press - Two Tales of Brothers
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Christmas Press - The Boy who Could Fly
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Christmas Press - Four on the Run
Christmas Press - Lucy Newtown, Little W
Christmas Press - The Girl in the Mirror

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.

Allen & Unwin - Main Abija
Allen & Unwin - Cuckoo's Flight
Allen & Unwin - Iceberg
Allen & Unwin - Huda and Me
Allen & Unwin - Off the Map
Allen & Unwin - The Katha Chest
Allen & Unwin - Waking Romeo
Allen & Unwin - Pierre's Not There
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Bloomsbury Publishing is a leading independent publishing house, established in 1986, with authors who have won the Nobel, Pulitzer and Booker Prizes

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Bloomsbury - Ruby's Worry
Bloomsbury - The Good Thieves
Bloomsbury - The Valley of Lost Secrets
Bloomsbury - The Smidgens
Bloomsbury - Transforming Schools
Bloomsbury - The Wild Way Home
Bloomsbury - Midnights Feasts
Bloomsbury - The Book of Not Entirely Useful Advice
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Magabala Books is Australia’s leading Indigenous publishing house. Aboriginal owned and led, we celebrate and nurture the talent and diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander voices.

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Magabala - Billie and the Blue Bike
Magabala - Do Not Go Around the Edge
Magabala - Kindred 2
Magabala - sea country
Magabala - Kunyi
Magabala - The Emu Who Ran Through the S
Living on Stolen Land
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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.

HarperCollins - What do you call your Gr
HarperCollins - 100 Remarkable Feats of
HarperCollins - Eliza Vanda's Button Box
HarperCollins - Funny Kids 9 Prank Alien
HarperCollins - Heroes of the Secret Und
HarperCollins - Poo and other words that
HarperCollins - Night Ride into Danger
HarperCollins - The World Between Blinks
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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.

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Wild Dog Press - From Timor-Leste to Aus
Wild Dog Press - Aussie STEM Stars Eddie
Wild Dog Press - The Cherry Picker's Daughter
Wild Dog Press - Victress
Wild Dog Press - Aussie Stem Star Munjed Al Murderis
Wild Dog Press - Aussie Stem Star Georgia Ward-Fear
Wild Dog Press - Aussie Stem Star Fiona Wood
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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.

Text - The Ones We re Meant to Find
Text - The Mysterious Disappearance of Aidan Sof A
Text - Please Don't Hug Me
Text - The Gaps
Text - Get Ready for Take-Off Balloon Gi
Text - Dirt Circus League
Text - Elsewhere Girls
Text - Metal Fish, Falling Snow
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PETAA Teaching the Language
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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.

SPA BOTY nominations open

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.’

Penguin Australia - My Culture and Me
QUP - The Little Wave
New Holland Publishers - Charlie's Shell
Penguin Australia - Meerkat Splash
Omnibus Books - Goat on a Boat

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.

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Dorothea Mackellar

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.

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