The Children’s Book Council of Australia has recently released their shortlisted books for 2012. Here are the final six for each category.
Bauer, Michael Gerard – Ishmael and the Hoops of Steel
Condon, Bill – A Straight Line to my Heart
Dubosarsky, Ursula – The Golden Day
Gardner, Scot – The Dead I Know
McGahan, Andrew – Ship Kings: The Coming of the Whirlpool
Newton, Robert – When We Were Two
Constable, Kate – Crow Country
Flanagan, John – Brotherband: The Outcasts
French, Jackie – Nanberry: Black Brother White
Green, Susan – The Truth About Verity Sparks
Rodda, Emily Ill. Craig Smith – Bungawitta
Rodda, Emily – The Golden Door
Bland, Nick Ill. Freya Blackwood – The Runaway Hug
Hartnett, Sonya Ill. Lucia Masciullo – Come Down, Cat!
Honey, Elizabeth – That’s Not a Daffodil!
Jorgensen, Norman Ill. James Foley – The Last Viking
McKinlay, Meg Ill. Leila Rudge – No Bears
Quay, Emma – Rudie Nudie
Picture Book of the Year
(NOTE – Books in this section may be designed for older readers.)
Blackwood, Freya Text Libby Gleeson – Look, a Book!
Brooks, Ron Text Margaret Wild – The Dream of the Thylacine
Cool, Rebecca Text Glenda Millard – For All Creatures
Graham, Bob – A Bus Called Heaven
Rudge, Leila Text Meg McKinlay – No Bears
Whatley, Bruce Text Jackie French – Flood
Do, Anh & Do, Suzanne Ill. Bruce Whatley – The Little Refugee
Lester, Alison & Tulloch, Coral – One Small Island: The Story of Macquarie Island
Queensland Art Gallery – Surrealism for Kids
Wignell, Edel Ill. Mark Jackson – Bilby Secrets
Wilkinson, Carole – Fromelles: Australia’s Bloodiest Day at War
Wheatley, Nadia (Ed) Ill. Ken Searle – Playground
Congratulations to all of those nominated for the short list. I can certainly see some books I’ve enjoyed there.