We are over the moon with excitement as we have just received confirmation that Quirky Kid has been shortlisted for two ( yes 2) London Book Fair International Excellence Awards 2016. Four Australian titles were shortlisted this year with China leading the shortlists with five nominations and the USA and Australia not far behind with four each.
The Best of Friends™ program was shortlisted The Education Initiatives Award, together with Book Aid International (UK) for their work in Sub-Saharan Africa and United Nations – African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) (Sudan).
The Power Up program was shortlisted Educational Learning Resources Award together with Kweetet (Belgium), Cambridge University Press (Australia), SuperMemo World sp. z o.o. (Poland) The awards, which are held in partnership with the UK Publishers Association (PA), celebrate success in 14 categories, representing the best publishing ambassadors, cutting edge publishing, and ground breaking initiatives in the industry.
The awards, which are held in partnership with the UK Publishers Association (PA), celebrate success in 14 categories, representing the best publishing ambassadors, cutting edge publishing, and ground breaking initiatives in the industry.
Jacks Thomas, Director, The London Book Fair, said: “Now in their third year, the LBF International Excellence Awards are a one-stop showcase for some fantastic innovation and sheer determination to get books and content into the hands of consumers in a variety of classical and creative ways. Just looking at the shortlists makes me want to shout a big three cheers for the global publishing industry and all who work in it!”
Stephen Lotinga, Chief Executive, The UK Publishers Association, said: “These awards are going from strength to strength and demonstrates that excellence in publishing has no geographic boundary. This shortlist shows how, from the USA to China, Argentina to Turkey via France, New Zealand, Poland and of course the UK, there are no shortages of exciting developments in the book and publishing industry.”
The winners of a number of other Awards will also be presented on the night including: The Quantum Publishing Innovation Award, The Association for Publishing Education (APE) Student Awards, The IPA Freedom to Publish Prize, The LBF Trailblazer Awards and The London Book Fair Simon Master Chairman’s Award.
The London Book Fair Lifetime Achievement Award will also be presented.
The awards, which celebrate international excellence in the book industry, cover the whole scope of international publishing, including academic and scholarly publishing, children’s publishing, literary translation and digital innovation. In each award category the judging panel was made up of experts in that sector.
The LBF International Book Industry Excellence Awards will be an invite-only evening event, and will take place on Tuesday 12 April, the first day of The LBF 2016. The Awards Ceremony will be held at 6.00pm in The Conference Centre, Olympia, London. Dr. Kimberley O’Brien, principal child psychologist and Leonardo Rocker M.A will be representing Quirky Kid during the award night.
Fair Dates: Tuesday 12 – Thursday 14 April 2016
THE LONDON BOOK FAIR
About The London Book Fair (LBF)
The London Book Fair (LBF) is the global marketplace for rights negotiation and the sale and distribution of content across print, audio, TV, film and digital channels. Taking place every spring in the world’s premier publishing and cultural capital, it is a unique opportunity to explore, understand and capitalise on the innovations shaping the publishing world of the future. LBF brings you direct access to customers, content and emerging markets. LBF 2016, the 45th Fair, will take place from Tuesday 12-Thursday 14 April 2016, Olympia London. LBF’s London Book and Screen Week will run for the third year, with the book fair as the pivotal three-day event within a seven-day programme. London Book and Screen Week will begin on Monday 11 April. In 2016, LBF’s charity of the year is First Story.
The Publishers Association is the leading trade organisation serving book, journal, audio and electronic publishers in the UK. Membership comprises over 100 companies from across the consumer, academic and education sectors. Its core service is representation and lobbying, around copyright, rights and other matters relevant to members, who represent roughly 80% of the industry by turnover. www.publishers.org.uk.
Following our successful presentation during the Chinese Children Book Fair, The Quirky Kid was invited to present at the 2016 London Book Fair.
We are looking forward to sharing our experience and insight into working with children with our colleagues in London. Our presentation is part of the Insights seminar programme comprises over 200 seminars and events, and takes place throughout the full three days of the Fair. Seminars are open to all visitors on a first-come-first-served basis, and are one hour in duration, so make sure to register.
Dr Kimberley O’Brien and Leonardo Rocker, MA will be presenting on developing and publishing social and emotional resources for classrooms and clinics.
The presentation will summarise Quirky Kid’s experience in developing SEL tools.
Supporting children’s Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) in the school setting is a challenging task for educators and school counsellors. Research shows students with well-developed social and emotional skills perform better academically, have improved attitudes, less negative behaviours and reduced emotional distress (www.casel.org).
Engaging, evidence-based SEL resources for children are paramount for improved student outcomes. Few programs combine the tools and techniques used in the clinic setting with the school curriculum. This seminar will discuss the process of developing and implementing SEL resources for schools and introduce the Quirky Kid range of materials used in clinics and classrooms around the world.
Our business director, Leonardo Rocker, has been named this year’s Australian delegate to the Shanghai Visiting International Publishers programme – a key initiative to come out of discussions between organisers of the China Shanghai International Children’s Book Fair (CCBF) and the APA.
Shortlisted by the APA and selected by the CCBF team, Leonardo will take part in the project that will give unique insight into the Chinese children’s publishing market with the ultimate goal of motivating exchanges between Chinese and internationals publishers.
Leonardo will join 12 other publishers from around the word and will participate in structured visits and meetings with Chinese publisher and bookseller as well as introduce our products and programs like The Best of Friends and Power Up! a wordwide audience.
Leonardo will also take part on a panel discussion on Education and Entertainment titled: how Mobile Devices and Technology are Transforming how Children Interact with Content. The panel will be chaired by Orna O’Brien, conference manager at The London Book Fair and will include Bobby Thandi, Dubit UK, Eric Huang, Made in Me, UK plus one more education publisher from UK to be confirmed.
You can follow our Facebook page and Twitter for updates during 9 to 16 of November 2015. We wish Leonardo a great trip!
We are excited to announce that our Social & Emotional Learning (SEL) program, The Best of Friends, has been shortlisted for the Australian Publishers Awards 2015! The shortlist is selected by a panel of more than 10 publishing industry professionals.This distinguished panel has agreed that our work deserves special recognition.
We were selected amongst Australia’s major publishers such as Pearson, Macmillan, Pascal Press, Oxford Press making this position in the shortlist a major achievement and a fantastic reward for our work and dedication over the past years of creating beautiful educational resource.
The awards are held by the Australian Publishers Association (APA), the peak national body responsible for representing the Australian publishing industry and for promoting the importance of the published word to the educational, social, cultural and intellectual life of Australia. Awards will be presented in the primary school, secondary school, TAFE & vocational and tertiary education categories as well as to the Primary and Secondary School Publisher of the Year.
We are proud to announced the Power Up! has been shortlisted for the 2014 Educational Publishing Awards under Primary: Student Resource – Arts/Science/Humanities. We are against Pearson Australia and Pascal Press, two of the largest publishers in Australia. This is a major achievement and a fantastic reward for our work and dedication over the past months.
Power Up is Quirky Kid’s performance psychology program for young people aged 10 to 16 years.
Organised by trade body the Australian Publishers Association, the EPAAs celebrate excellence in educational publishing in Australia. Now reaching its 21st year, the event is an opportunity to showcase the innovation, quality and dedication publishers devote to their pedagogical products.
Awards will be presented in the primary school, secondary school, TAFE & vocational and tertiary education categories as well as to the APA Primary and Secondary School Publisher of the Year. The event night is scheduled for