Monday 25 March 2019 - The night before the announcement of the CBCA BOTYA Shortlists. A sellout crowd of more than 70 people gathered in the Burnside Library over wine and food to explore the CBCA Notables list.
Presenters identified their favourite books not from the perspective of the judges, but through their experience in selecting books that children and young adults in schools and libraries relate to and want to read.
Emma Phillips, 2019 judge in the Older Readers category, added the judges perspective, and Notables Books were available on sale on the night from Silver Sponsor Harry Hartogs.
Becky Lucas from Gold Sponsor Becky's Literary Bookings provided the group with insights into accessing authors and illustrators for school and library visits and both new sponsors were presented with certificates acknowledging their support for CBCA(SA).