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- author Jackie French

Friday 20 August 2010

Book of the Year Winners Announced!

I've just raced in from an event at the Woden Library, announcing the winners of the CBCA Book of the Year!!

Delighed to report on the winners in all categories... and I'll be posting on the event at the library soon. The asterisks represent my picks to win! Hurrah!

Older Reader Book of the Year
Jarvis 24 by David Metzenthen (Penguin)
Honour Books:
The Winds of Heaven by Judith Clarke (A&U)
A Small Free Kiss in the Dark by Glenda Millard (A&U)

Younger Reader Book of the Year
Darius Bell and the Glitter Pool by Odo Hirsch (A&U) *
Honour Books:
Running with the Horses by Alison Lester (Viking) *
Pearl Verses the World by Sally Murphy (Walker Books) *

Early Childhood Book of the Year
Bear & Chook by the Sea by Lisa Shanahan and Emma Quay (Hachette)
Honour Books:
Kip by Christina Booth (Windy Hollow Books)
Clancy & Millie and the Very Fine House by Libby Gleeson and Freya Blackwood (Little Hare)

Picture Book of the Year
The Hero of Little Street by Gregory Rogers (A&U)
Honour Books:
Isabella's Garden by Glenda Millard and Rebecca Cool (Walker Books)
Fox and Fine Feathers by Narelle Oliver (Omnibus Books)

Eve Pownall Award Winner
Australian Backyard Explorer by Peter Macinnis (NLA)
Honour Books:
Polar Eyes: a Journey to Antarctica by Tanya Patrick (CSIRO) *
Maralinga: The Anangu Story by Yalata & Oak Communities with Christobel Mattingley (A&U) *

Enormous congratulations to all the winners from us at Kids Book Review!

Head to the CBCA website for more.

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