Book of the Year 2011 – Winners

The CBCA Book of the Year Awards have just been announced today. Congratulations to the following winners. Please note that we do not have all of these books in our school library. The ones marked with * we do have.

Book of the Year – Older Readers

*Winner: The Midnight Zoo by Sonya Hartnett
*Honour Book: Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley
*Honour Book: The Life of a Teenage Body-Snatcher by Doug MacLeod

Book of the Year – Younger Readers

Winner: The Red Wind by Isobelle Carmody
*Honour Book: Just a Dog by Michael Gerard Bauer
Honour Book: Violet Mackerel’s Brilliant Plot by Anna Branford

Book of the Year – Early Childhood

Winner:  Maudie and Bear by Jan Ormerod
Honour Book: The Tall Man and the Twelve Babies by Tom Niland Champion and Kilmeny Niland
Honour Book: Look See, Look at Me! by Leonie Norrington, illustrated by Dee Huxley

Picture Book of the Year

*Winner: Mirror by Jeannie Baker
*Winner: Hamlet by Nicki Greenberg
Honour Book: Why I Love Australia by Bronwyn Bancroft
Honour Book: My Uncle’s Donkey by Tohby Riddle

Eve Pownall Award for Information Books

*Winner: The Return of the Word Spy by Ursula Dubosarsky, illustrated by Tohby Riddle
Honour Book: Drawn From the Heart: A Memoir by Ron Brooks
Honour Book: Our World: Bardi Jaawi: Life at Ardiyooloon by One Arm Point Remote Community School

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