Regional Arts Development Central West NSW

Local authors and titles shortlisted for CBCA Awards


Dirt Lane Press’s ‘Just One Bee’, Freya Blackwood’s ‘The Boy and the Elephant’ reach shortlist of in the Picture Book of the Year section Childrens Book Council of the Year Awards.

The annual CBCA Book of the Year Awards affirm the quality of some of Australia’s most creative people and provides a boost to their capacity to devote time to their craft.

Dirt Lane Press are an independent (and not for profit) publishing house based in Orange. ‘Just One Bee’ is by Christopher Nielsen
text. Margrete Lamond & Anthony Bertini.

Freya Blackwood is an Orange-based, acclaimed book illustrator and author.

Both books are available at local booksellers including Collins in Orange.

See the full shortlist: CBCA

IMAGE: FREYA BLACKWOOD WITH ‘THE BOY AND THE ELEPHANT’ via @Freya Blackwood (@freyablackwood) • Instagram photos and videos