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Friday 19 August 2011

And the winners are... CBCA Books of the Year!

KBR is thrilled to announce the winners in the Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Awards for 2011!

Book of the Year: Older Readers
The Midnight Zoo by Sonya Hartnett (Penguin)

Book of the Year: Younger Readers
The Red Wind by Isobelle Carmody (Puffin)
Book of the Year: Early Childhood
Maudie and Bear by Jan Ormerod (Hardie Grant) 

Picture Book of the Year
Mirror by Jeannie Baker (Walker Books)
Hamlet by Nicki Greenberg (Allen & Unwin)
Eve Pownall Award for Information Books   
The Return of the Word Spy by Ursula Dubosarsky (Penguin)

HUGE CONGRATS TO ALL THE WINNERS! from all of us at KBR and also our biggest congrats to the Honour Book winners:

Book of the Year: Older Readers 
Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley (Pan Macmillan)
The Life of a Teenage Body-Snatcher by Doug MacLeod (Penguin)
Book of the Year: Younger Readers 
Just a Dog by Michael Gerard Bauer (Omnibus)
Violet Mackerel's Brilliant Plot by Anna Branford (Walker Books)
Book of the Year: Early Childhood 
The Tall Man and the Twelve Babies by Tom Niland Champion and Deborah Niland (Allen & Unwin)
Look See, Look at Me by Leonie Norrington (Allen & Unwin)

Picture Book of the Year 
Why I Love Australia by Bronwyn Bancroft (Little Hare Books)
My Uncle's Donkey by Tohby Riddle (Viking)

Eve Pownall Award for Information Books   
Drawn From the Heart: A Memoir by Ron Brooks (Allen & Unwin)
Our World: Bardi Jaawi: Life at Ardiyooloon by One Arm Point Remote Community School (Magabala Books)

See this year's notable books at the CBCA website.