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Children's and Young Adult Literature (Education): Children's and YA Literature Home

Children's and Young Adult Literature Guide

Children's and young adult literature is an important part of Fisher Library's Curriculum Collection which includes recently published material but also literature published for children and young adults since the early twentieth century.

Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA)

The Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) is a not for profit organisation which aims to engage the community with literature for young Australians. The CBCA presents annual awards to books of literary merit, for outstanding contribution to Australian children's literature.

In 1946 the CBCA established annual book awards to promote books of high literary and artistic quality. These awards are now the most influential and highly respected in Australia.

Each year, across Australia, the CBCA brings children and books together celebrating CBCA Book Week.

You will find the previous winners of the Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Book of the Year Awards in the Curriculum and Fisher Collections, along with many of the titles included on the Notables list. The Children's Book Council of Australia most notable Australian book titles for the current year

Curriculum Resouirces Collection

The Curriculum Resources Collection has books for readers of all ages. The collection is located on Level 5 of Fisher Library and includes picture books, books and readers for beginning and young readers and many books for adult readers, fiction & non-fiction; as well as graphic novels, educational toys and models.

To search for material in the collection use Library Search – You can refine your search results using the Refine my results pane on left of screen. Filter your search by

  • Library: Fisher,
  • Location: Curriculum General 

Featured Book

Shaun Tan is an award winning artist, illustrator and author. His work has won or been nominated for over 100 awards. In 2011 he was awarded Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, honouring his contribution to international children's literature. For more information on Tales of the inner city and his other books visit Shaun Tan's website where you can also find essays and other information about his books.

See also the Allen & Unwin Publisher Website for a Commentary by the author and Teachers' notes for 'Tales of the inner city'.

Featured Graphic Novel

By turns exciting and touching, Parvana is a story of courage in the face of overwhelming fear and repression.

See the Allen & Unwin publisher webpage for Teachers' Tips and Lesson Plans or go to Deborah Ellis's website to find Teacher Resources 

Teaching Notes


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Selected Teaching Resources

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