The YABBA Awards is a great opportunity to engage students in reading practice whilst encouraging student voice. Students get to recommend, read, rate and reward their favourite Australian books through the YABBA Awards.
As a 2017 YABBA Member each Victorian Primary School will get to participate in the remainder of this year’s program. On top of this, schools will also be given the opportunity to participate in 10 virtual online sessions across 2017. These sessions will connect students to leading Australian authors and illustrators, during which these experts will discuss and share their craft with students. More details on each session can be found below the “Posts” heading as the sessions get nearer, however the best way to stay abreast of what is happening is to subscribe to the blog and get each post delivered to your inbox.
Register for one online session or the whole series. However, the online sessions are only a small part of the whole program. Make sure to read this post to get all the information on how to fully engage with YABBA in 2017.
Students read as many shortlisted books as possible and to begin their critical assessing in preparation for voting.
Students reward their favourite book by voting online from the 1st of September
Session 01 – Felice Arena
Thursday 27th April 9:30
Session 02 – Sally Rippin
Tuesday 16th May 9:30
Session 03 – Robin Cowcher and Corrine Fenton
Tuesday 30th May 9:30
Session 04 – Adam Wallace and Serena Geddes
Tuesday 20th June 9:30
Session 05 – Terry Denton
Tuesday 18th July 9:30
Session 06 – Leigh Hobbs
Tuesday 8th August 9:30
Session 07 – George Ivanoff
Tuesday 29th August 9:30
Session 08 – Hazel Edwards
Tuesday 19th September 9:30
Session 09 – Oliver Phommavanh
Tuesday 10th October 9:30
Session 10 – Awards Ceremony Broadcast
Tuesday 31st October 10:30-12:00
Student voice is being used to select the Young Australian Best Book Awards winners. (YABBA)
Have you cast your votes? On Tuesday Sept 13th we have YABBA presenting to schools. You can find out all about how to vote and let your voice be heard. Also during the live session we’ll have some surprise authors ready to say “Hi”.
This will be a great session and then you can vote to tell us just what kids think are the best books. Guess who the surprise authors are going to be? Check the blog closer to the date to see which authors will be coming on line.
All participating schools will receive a free poster of the shortlisted books. Votes due in by October 14th.