Kids Book of the Year Event @ Taronga Zoo

Get Curious and Wild and CELEBRATE CBCA BOOK WEEK with us!


Streaming online October 16, 2020 10.30 am - 12.00 pm and then available on wards.

View on the CBCA NSW Branch website, CBCA Facebook page or Taronga Zoo TV Website.

Guest Speakers: Emily Rodda, Will Kostakis, Sami Bayly, Abbie Mitchell, Lesley Gibbes, Charmaine Ledden-Lewis, Liz Anelli and Sue Whiting.


Everyone is welcome to tune in. Free to all. Schools please register online here.


Kids Book of the Year Presenters

Emily Rodda, Will Kostakis, Sami Bayly, Abbie Mitchell, Lesley Gibbes,

Charmaine Ledden-Lewis, Liz Anelli and Sue Whiting



This event offers an unique opportunity for students and adults to celebrate the annual CBCA Book of the Year Awards online.


View on the CBCA NSW Branch website, CBCA Facebook page or Taronga Zoo TV Website.

Featuring:

Emily Rodda and Will Kostakis speaking to their craft and Will in conversation with our Curious Creators from our Curious Creatures, Wild Minds at Taronga Zoo Series: Sami Bayly, Abbie Mitchell, Lesley Gibbes, Charmaine Ledden-Lewis and Sue Whiting.

Students from Primary & High Schools across NSW will review the Shortlisted titles in the Younger and Older Categories of the CBCA Book of the Year Awards.

View the winning Book Trailers from the COLLIDE! Book Trailer competition.

Following this program the Winning & Honour titles will be announced.


Schools please register here for the opportunity to win a bundle of books for your school.



Meet our Guest Speakers


Emily Rodda

Emily Rodda


Emily Rodda is one of Australia's best-known children's book authors. She has written over 100 books, including the internationally best-selling Deltora Quest and Rowan of Rin series, and has won the Children's Book Council of Australia's Book of the Year Award for Younger Readers a record six times.











Will Kostakis

Will Kostakis


Will Kostakis is a journalist and YA author, renowned for touring schools across the country. His novel The First Third won the 2014 Gold Inky Award. It was also shortlisted for the CBCA Book of the Year and Australian Prime Minister’s Literary awards. The Sidekicks and Monuments were both CBCA Notable books. This year sees the release of Rebel Gods and The Greatest Hit.





Meet the Curious Creatives Sami Bayly, Abbie Mitchell, Lesley Gibbes, Charmaine Ledden-Lewis, Liz Anelli and Sue Whiting here.



Meet our Reviewing Schools


Older Reader Category

Bankstown Girls High School

Northmead Creative & Performing Arts High School - still to confirm

Pittwater House

St Patrick's College Campbelltown

The Kings School

The Ravenswood School

St Patrick's College Sutherland


Younger Reader Category

Bexley Public School

Bidwell Public School

Carinya Christian School

St Aidan's Catholic Primary School

Eleebana Public School - still to confirm



Our thanks to the following Publishers for donating Books.



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