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Local Illustrator Freya Blackwood wins Early Childhood Book of the Year

By August 16, 2013No Comments


Congratulations to local illustrator Freya Blackwood and author Emma Allen for winning  Book of the Year: Early Childhood in the Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards for The Terrible Suitcase.

Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) president Angela Briant says the awards show local authors and illustrators are producing enduring works that will be cemented in our cultural history.

“There is increasing community awareness of how crucial it is that all young Australians achieve at the very least competent levels of literacy,” Ms Briant said in a statement on Friday.

“The best way to achieve that is to provide children and young people with engaging and high quality books – even better if they are Australian books.”

Check out our display of all the winning and nominated books at Orange City Library and for more details about the winnerss go to