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 The Narelle Oliver Lecture The Narelle Oliver lecture was established in 2015 to raise the profile and value of children’s literature, to stimulate discussion and disseminate the results of current research on children’s literature. This is an annual event. 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.

What We Do

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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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Show Time!

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

A is for Activisim book list

At the recent Book Links’ Narelle Oliver Lecture with Dr Robn Sheahan-Bright, the topic covered was A is for Activism. To delve more in to this topic you can read the list of books referred to that have been added […]

Book Links Award for Children’s Historical Fiction Shortlist

Shortlist for 2022 Book Links Award for Children’s Historical Fiction announced! The results are in. Here, in alphabetical order, are the four shortlisted titles for this year’s  Book Links Award for Children’s Historical Fiction. The winner will be announced during […]

Longlists and Shortlists

2022 Longlist – Book Links Award for Children’s Historical Fiction Book Links is proud to announce the 2022 Shortlist for the annual Book Links Award for Children’s Historical Fiction. Eight stories from Australia have been chosen from  more than thirty […]

Welcome to 2022

Book Links News Alert Welcome to 2022 all new members, renewing members and some past members. We have kept past members on the mailing list so they don’t miss out on the latest news, but we would love you to renew your […]

Winner of Book Links Award for Children’s Historical Fiction

The Winner of the 2021 Book Links Award for Children’s Historical Fiction is We Are Wolves by Katrina Nannestad,  HarperCollins 2020       Three children find themselves in an epic struggle for survival, alone in East Prussia in the dying days […]

Meg McKinlay talks about writing historical fiction

‘When I’m drawn to historical fiction, I think it’s because of the empathic connections it enables between our contemporary lives and those of people in the past.’ – Meg McKinlay Meg McKinlay is a much awarded writer and poet of picture […]

Maree Coote talks about writing historical fiction

‘Historical fiction can also be the telling of a true story—based on real events—that is lifted it out of its time to reset the story as a universal tale. Born in history, immortalised in story.’ Maree Coote Maree Coote is […]

Felice Arena talks about writing historical fiction

‘Historical fiction is not only a portal to another time but a tangible way to try to experience the real-life emotions and human stories of those who have come before us.’ – Felice Arena Felice Arena is an actor, speaker, […]

Winners of Book Links Mentorship

The winners of the Book Links Mentorship were announced during the AGM by Dr Robyn Sheahan-Bright on Saturday 9 October 2021 BOOK LINKS MENTORSHIP 2021 BRIEF REPORT by Dr Robyn Sheahan-Bright General Comment: In its third year, the Book Links […]

NARELLE OLIVER LECTURE

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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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