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Acknowledgement of  Country

Welcome to the AAA

Honourable Margaret Beazley AC QC, Governor of New South Wales and Mr Dennis Wilson Patrons, CBCA NSW Branch

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Keynote speaker
Leigh Hobbs

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Anticipate! Appreciate! Applaud! the CBCA Shortlist
Here are the professional picks for 2022, the books those working in the industry recommend

Younger readers
Paul MacDonald  

Older Readers
Claire Stuckey

Younger readers
Paul MacDonald

Early Childhood
Victoria Roberts 

Picture books
Cathie Tasker 

Eve Pownell information books
Sarah Foster

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Exploring the CBCA Book Week theme:
Dreaming with eyes open...

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Kate Simpson
Allen & Unwin

STEM, information books and  Dreaming with eyes open ...

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Katrina Nannestad and Matt Stanton
Harper Collins

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Beverley McWilliams
Pantera Press

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What's new in 2022
Our sponsoring publishers tell us what's new from them


James Layton Larrikin House founder and publisher explains the purpose and direction of this new venture and how it fits
in the current publishing scene.  Dani and Carla present some new titles.

Carolyn Walsh, education marketing manager 
presents 10 new titles from Allen & Unwin in 2022

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From Hachette Australia and Lothian Children's Books  new titles for 2022. Quick bites from authors.

Kajal Narayan, marketing manager, Pantera Press Children's titles  presents new titles in 2022 for children and Young Adults.

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Book Shop
Thank you to Paul MacDonald. All books mentioned in these presentations can be ordered here from
The Children's Bookshop

The Children's bookshop is a member and supporter of CBCA NSW Branch

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CBCA Book Week 2022 merchandise

has been designed by Jasmine Seymour.

Jasmine Seymour is a Darug woman and descendant of Maria Lock, who was the daughter of Yarramundi, the Burubirunggal elder who met Governor Phillip on the banks of the Hawkesbury River in 1791.  Jasmine is the author illustrator of Baby Business, which won the CBCA Best New Illustrator Award in 2020. She also won the 2020 Prime Minister’s Children’s Literary Award for her co-created book , Cooee Mittigar. It is Jasmine’s wish that through her books, everyone will know that the Darug mob are still here, still strong.  Jasmine is a primary school teacher in NSW, who teaches Dharug language and geography.

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