Readings Children’s Book Prize 2021

Kirli Saunders has been shortlisted in this years Readings Children’s Book prize for her book Bindi, illustrated by Dub Leffler, published by Magabala Books.

Kirli, award winning Gunai writer and artist, was a presenter during the For the Love of Writing Festival when she reflected on her own creative process and read from her own poetry and verse novel collections.

Although Bindi is aimed at readers from 5 to 12 several members of the Society have recently read Bindi and, unashamedly, said they enjoyed it immensely.

This year’s six shortlisted titles, for readers aged 5 to 12, are: • The Power of Positive Pranking (Nat Amoore, Puffin) • The Year the Maps Changed (Danielle Binks, Lothian) • Aussie Kids: Meet Taj at the Lighthouse (Maxine Beneba Clarke, illus by Nicki Greenberg, Puffin) • The Grandest Bookshop in the World (Amelia Mellor, Affirm) • Bindi (Kirli Saunders, illus by Dub Leffler, Magabala Books) • As Fast as I Can (Penny Tangey, UQP).

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