CBCA Short List 2012

The Children’s Book Council of Australia has recently released their shortlisted books for 2012. Here are the final six for each category.

Older Readers

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

Younger Readers

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

Early Childhood

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

Information Books

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.

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