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Let’s face it, we’re all pretty happy to be heading into the easter long weekend. Don’t even bother trying to deny it, because we all know it’s true.

But some of our speakers are especially happy because they’re hopping off with more than just chocolate! An astounding number of our speakers have been shortlisted for this years CBCA Book of the year. You can read the full list here, but in the meantime a huge shout out to the following Booked Out speakers.

Our booking agents will be hard at work throughout the holidays so get your requests in if you would like to make a booking with any of these talented writers.

Older Readers

Michael Gerard Bauer – Ishmael and the Hoops of Steel

Scot Gardner – The Dead I Know

Robert Newton – When We Were Two

Younger Readers

Kate Constable – Crow Country

Jackie French – Nanberry: Black Brother White

Early Childhood

Ill. Lucia Masciullo – Come Down, Cat!

Elizabeth Honey – That’s Not a Daffodil!

Picture Book

Text. Glenda Millard – For All Creatures

Text. Jackie French – Flood

But wait! They’re not the only talents who have been in the awards lists lately. The lovely Meg Mundell and Max Barry appeared in the list of finalists for the recent Aurealis Awards. The winners will be announced later this year.

So congratulations to all of these talented writers and what a great list of books to choose from for Easter reading. We look forward to reading them all, and toasting the winners later this year!

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