Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Welcome to 2017!

Welcome back to the world of children's books - and in our case children's war books. We're now counting down days when the Anzac Stories: Behind the Pages Exhibition will be on display at one of the Brisbane Libraries. I'll put up a schedule of where the exhibition will be soon.

Do check out all the exhibitors' pages. You'll find their biographies, synopses of the books in the exhibition, interviews, and teaching resources you can download.

Sneak peek of Deborah Abela's display board in exhibition
This week I'm going to highlight Deborah Abela's page and her book Teresa. This is a real special book for Deborah because it is partly her father's story. And Deborah has had very exciting news today. She posted on her Facebook Author page: "Soooooooo very excited that Teresa: A New Australian has been shortlisted on the West Australian Young Readers' Book Awards. This is such a special novel for me and was inspired by my family's survival in Malta, during some of the heaviest bombing raids of WW2." Fingers crossed her book wins! Read more about where she got her inspiration from on her blog page and check out her wonderful book.

At the moment the exhibition is being displayed at Brisbane Libraries for the next two years. It is also going to be on show at Albany Libraries in August later this year, and then the Great Southern region. Broome Libraries in Western Australia and Hobart Libraries in Tasmania have also expressed interest. If your libraries or a group of schools are interested in hosting the exhibition please contact: mariagill[at symbol]


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