Wednesday, April 4, 2012

CBCA 2012 Book of the Year Shortlist

I was pleased to see yesterday that the Children's Book Council Australia (CBCA) has just announced it's short lists for children's book of the year 2012. The winners will be announced in August 2012.

It was great to see that John Flanagan and Jackie French made the short list for the younger readers category. While I have not yet read the books nominated they are on my Mt TBR and I have read other books written by these authors and loved them.

If you are interested here are the nominate books.

Older Readers Short List 2012
Bauer, Michael GerardIshmael and the Hoops of SteelOmnibus Books, Scholastic Australia
Condon, BillA Straight Line to my HeartAllen & Unwin
Ursula DubosarskyThe Golden DayAllen & Unwin
Gardner, ScotThe Dead I KnowAllen & Unwin
McGahan, AndrewShip Kings: The Coming of the WhirlpoolAllen & Unwin
Newton, RobertWhen We Were TwoPenguin Books, Penguin Group (Australia)
These books are for mature readers

Younger Readers Short List 2012
Constable, KateCrow CountryAllen & Unwin
Flanagan, JohnBrotherband: The OutcastsRandom House Australia
French, JackieNanberry: Black Brother WhiteAngus & Robertson Harper Collins Publishers
Green, SusanThe Truth About Verity SparksWalker Books Australia
Rodda, EmilyThe Golden DoorOmnibus Books, Scholastic Australia
Rodda, EmilyBungawittaOmnibus Books, Scholastic Australia
Intended for independent younger readers.

Early Childhood Short List 2012
Bland, Nick
Ill. Freya Blackwood
The Runaway HugScholastic Press, Scholastic Australia
Hartnett, Sonya
Ill. Lucia Masciullo
Come Down, Cat!Puffin Books, Penguin Group (Australia)
Honey, ElizabethThat’s Not a Daffodil!Allen & Unwin
Jorgensen, Norman
Ill. James Foley
The Last VikingFremantle Press
McKinlay, Meg
Ill. Leila Rudge
No BearsWalker Books Australia
Quay, EmmaRudie NudieABC Books, HarperCollins
Intended for children in the pre-reading to early reading stages.

Picture Book Short List 2012
Blackwood, Freya
Text. Libby Gleeson
Look, a Book!Little Hare Books, Hardie Grant Egmont
Brooks, Ron
Text. Margaret Wild
The Dream of the ThylacineAllen & Unwin
Cool, Rebecca
Text. Glenda Millard
For All CreaturesWalker Books Australia
Graham, BobA Bus Called HeavenWalker Books
Rudge, Leila
Text. Meg McKinlay
No BearsWalker Books Australia
Whatley, Bruce
Text. Jackie French
FloodScholastic Press, Scholastic Australia
Intended for an audience ranging from birth to 18 years range (Some books may be for mature readers).

Eve Pownall Award for Information Books Short list 2012
Do, Anh & Do, Suzanne
Ill. Bruce Whatley
The Little RefugeeAllen & Unwin
Lester, Alison & Tulloch, CoralOne Small Island: The Story of Macquarie IslandPenguin Group (Australia)
Queensland Art GallerySurrealism for KidsQueensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art
Wignell, Edel
Ill. Mark Jackson
Bilby SecretsWalker Books Australia
Wilkinson, CaroleFromelles: Australia's Bloodiest Day at WarBlack Dog Books
Wheatley, Nadia (Ed)
Ill. Ken Searle
PlaygroundAllen & Unwin
Intended for an audience ranging from birth to 18 years. (Some books may be for mature readers).g

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