We love books for kids

We love books for kids

21 February, 2023

Coming to you from a country that has seen sales of children’s books boom in recent years, we are so pleased to share news and new books from the world of children’s and YA publishing in Australia in this Bologna issue of Think Australian, which is produced in partnership with the Australian Publishers Association (APA) and is also being distributed by Publishers Weekly and BookBrunch.

At the fair, look out for 11 publishers on the Australian Collective Stand, which will be managed again this year by Rome-based Australian bookseller, publisher and translator Kabita Dhara. Also attending will be literary agencies Annabel Barker Agency and the Bold Type Agency, while several publishers will be exhibiting on the virtual stand on the APA’s Books from Australian website. If you’re in Bologna, you’re invited to the Australian stand party: the Australian Collective Stand is located at Hall 25, Stand A87, and the party will be held on Tuesday, 7 March from 5-6pm.

This year at the fair 13 Australian illustrators and authors will be participating in the APA’s creators table. Among them is Jess Racklyeft, who was awarded one of two SCBWI International scholarships to attend the fair.

In the meantime, catch up on the titles publishers will be pitching across picture books, children’s fiction, children’s nonfiction and YA. Meet Racklyeft, literary agent Annabel Barker, and the winner of this year’s APA Beatrice Davis Fellowship Sophie Splatt, who is researching graphic novels for the fellowship, learn more about the Australian market in 2022, and see what Australian books are bestsellers in the market so far this year.

We also have recommendations from Australian creators and the latest local acquisitions and sales in children’s and YA.

Happy reading!

—the Books+Publishing team

Think Australian is produced by Books+Publishing with support from the Australian Publishers Association and the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts and the Office for the Arts.

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