CBCA Book Shortlist

The CBCA Book of the Year Shortlist has recently been announced. The Shortlist contains 6 titles in each of the different sections with the ultimate winners being announced at the start of Book Week in August.

More about the Book of the Year Awards can be found at the Children’s Book Council of Australia website at http://cbca.org.au/awards.htm. Here you will also find a list of the Notable Books. Here’s the shortlisted books, as chosen by the judges, in each section:

Older Readers 2011
Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley
The Midnight Zoo by Sonya Hartnett
About a Girl by Joanne Horniman
The Life of a Teenage Body-Snatcher by Doug MacLeod
The Piper’s Son by Melina Marchetta
Six Impossible Things by Fiona Wood

Younger Readers 2011
Just a Dog by Michael Gerard Bauer
Henry Hoey Hobson by Christine Bongers
Violet Mackerel’s Brilliant Plot by Anna Branford
The Red Wind by Isobelle Carmody
Duck for a Day by Meg McKinlay
Toppling by Sally Murphy

Early Childhood 2011
The Tall Man and the Twelve Babies by Tom Niland Champion & Kilmeny Niland
The Deep End by Ursula Dubosarky
Noni the Pony by Alison Lester
It’s Bedtime, William! by Deborah Niland
Look See, Look at Me! by Leonie Norrington
Maudie and Bear by Jan Omerod

Picture Book 2011
Mirror by Jeannie Baker
Why I Love Australia by Bronwyn Bancroft
Hamlet by Nicki Greenberg
Two Peas in a Pod by Chris McKimmie
Family Forest by Kim Kane (illustrations by Lucia Masciullo)
My Uncle’s Donkey by Tohby Riddle
NOTE: Some of these books are intended for older readers.

Congratulations to all of those authors and illustrators who made the shortlists. Please make sure that you have a look at the Notable Books too as there are some very worthy Australian books there also.

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