The Centre for Children’s Literature

Slide Book Links’ Travelling Suitcases are filled with interesting and curious keepsakes from five of Queensland’s top children’s book authors and illustrators Slide Narelle Oliver Lecture 2020 We are pleased to announce that the guest speaker for the 2021 lecture will be the 2020-2021 Australian Children’s Laureate, Ursula Dubosarsky. This lecture will be held on Wednesday 19 May 2021 at St Aidan’s Girls’ School, Corinda. Slide Romancing the Stars Romancing the Stars is an annual event that has taken place since 2012 in Brisbane and has since included events held on the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast.

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Our Mission

Book Links aims to bring value to stories and their creators

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Nuturing Literature

We establish and grow vibrant spaces to nurture literature for children and young adults

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We support networking, events, learning and an appreciation of story

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Our Creative Platform

We promote authors, illustrators and storytellers for children and young people

From the Blog

Mentorship Month

The 2021 Book Links Mentorship is open to all Book Links members residing in Australia and submissions close at the end of August. Applicants are invited to submit a synopsis and the first two chapters or first 6000 words, of […]

Book Links Award for Children’s Historical Fiction – Longlist 2021

Book Links is proud to announce the 2021 Longlist for the inaugural Book Links Award for Children’s Historical Fiction. Eighteen stories from Australia have been chosen from an initial field of sixty entries. Here are eighteen brilliant books that excel […]

Big Lit Quiz 2020

by Jacqui Halpin The Big Lit Quiz, held annually by Book Links, is a wonderful celebratory end to the year for all those involved in children’s literature in Brisbane and its surrounds. This year it was even more highly anticipated, […]

Australia Reads

From 1-12 November, Australians of all ages and from all walks of life are invited to share and celebrate the joys of reading. Whether you are picking up a book for the first time or your head is already stuck […]

Book Links Mentorship Shortlist Announced

In its second year, the Book Links (Qld) Mentorship competition has again attracted submissions which have great potential. Here is the shortlist in alphabetical order. The winner will be announced at the Book Links (Qld) AGM on Saturday 17 October. Justine Lawson Red […]

The Children’s Book Industry and Covid-19 Plus the AGM

Book Links (QLD) Inc. will hold its 2020 AGM on Saturday 17 October 2020 beginning with a presentation by Pauline McLeod on the topic The Children’s Book Industry and Covid-19 from 2:00 pm and from 3:00 pm the announcement of the winner […]

Zooming online

On Thursday 20 August there was a huge turnout for our first online Romancing the Stars event showcasing Sunshine Coast authors, but with guest appearances from other areas. Our twelve stars joined us from Canada, France, ACT and QLD, while […]

Book Links Mentorship closing date extended

The closing date for the Book Links Mentorship has been extended from 31 July to 30 August 2020. It is open to Book Links members. Applicants are invited to submit a synopsis and the first two chapters or first 6000 […]

Join or renew your Book Links membership today!

Writers, Illustrators, Teachers, Librarians and Parents Join or renew your Book Links membership today! Just click HERE to pay online Being a Book Links member connects you with a wide range of resources, networks, events and opportunities in the children’s literature sector. As a […]


Ursula Dubosarksy

Presenting “The Library’s Child: Read For Your Life”. This will be partly the laureate’s own experience as a child reader and writer, and the vital importance of libraries making children readers (and hopefully writers!) for their whole life long.

Slide content just for kids Resources, competitions & more Our dedicated Kids & YA section is bursting with resources and opportunities for our youngest writers and illustrators.

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