We are excited and delighted for our author Kay Kerr, whose book Please Don’t Hug Me has been shortlisted in the 2022 Ena Noël Awards!
From the The International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) website. : ‘In 1994, founding president of IBBY Australia, Ena Noël OAM , founded her own biennial prize – the Ena Noël Award – to encourage young emerging writers and illustrators. The name was chosen, not so that Ena’s name would live on, but so that it was apparent to all concerned that she – someone highly regarded in the field – was trying to assist up-and-coming young Australian authors and illustrators for children.’
This is a huge and hugely encouraging bit of recognition for Kay and her remarkable book, and we wish her (and all other shortlisted creators), hearty congrats!
IBBY Australia will announce the winner on International Children’s Book Day (ICBD) 2nd April 2022.