Queensland Judges - Children's Book of the Year Awards
For the 2022-2023 judging years, Qld has two judges.
DANIELLE MILLER - Younger Readers Category
Danielle is a Teacher Librarian at a P-12 college in Brisbane and has a Bachelor of Primary Education and a Master of Education Teacher Librarianship through Queensland University of Technology. 2021 will be her second year as a member of the Queensland CBCA Branch committee. She is an avid reader of everything from picture books through to adult books but finds her place in middle years and young adult fiction. Danielle is an advocate for Australian literature and enjoys helping students develop a lifelong love of reading. Book Week is her favourite week of the school calendar and she thoroughly enjoys the challenge of dressing up.
GABRIELLE ANDERSON - Early Childhood Category
Gabrielle’s passion for children’s literature stems from a 40-year career as a Teacher Librarian in a variety of primary schools in Adelaide. She served briefly as a committee member on the SA branch of CBCA. Recently retired, she has relocated to Brisbane with her husband to be closer to her daughters and grandchildren. Over the last few years her love of books has led her to review picture books and novels for ReadPlus. She works part-time as an English and Reading tutor and in her free time she enjoys dabbling in painting and drawing at home. Her qualifications include a Diploma of Teaching (Primary), Bachelor Education (Art and P.E.) and a Graduate Diploma in Teacher Librarianship. She is passionate about the need for guaranteed and appropriate staffing in all school libraries and is looking forward to becoming more involved in CBCA in Brisbane.