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- author Jackie French

Tuesday 3 April 2012

CBCA Book of the Year 2012 Short List Announced!

It's been announced! The CBCA Book of the Year 2012 is here. Congratulations to everyone nominated, and to all those who are enjoying a Notable Book nod and Chrichton Award for New Illustrators shortlisting.

Older Readers Short List 2012
Author Title Publisher
Bauer, Michael Gerard Ishmael and the Hoops of Steel Omnibus Books, Scholastic Australia
Condon, Bill A Straight Line to my Heart Allen & Unwin
Ursula Dubosarsky The Golden Day Allen & Unwin
Gardner, Scot The Dead I Know Allen & Unwin
McGahan, Andrew Ship Kings: The Coming of the Whirlpool Allen & Unwin
Newton, Robert When We Were Two Penguin Books, Penguin Group (Australia)

Younger Readers Short List 2012
Author Title Publisher
Constable, Kate Crow Country Allen & Unwin
Flanagan, John Brotherband: The Outcasts Random House Australia
French, Jackie Nanberry: Black Brother White Angus & Robertson Harper Collins Publishers
Green, Susan The Truth About Verity Sparks Walker Books Australia
Rodda, Emily The Golden Door Omnibus Books, Scholastic Australia
Rodda, Emily Bungawitta Omnibus Books, Scholastic Australia

Early Childhood Short List 2012
Author Title Publisher
Bland, Nick
Ill. Freya Blackwood
The Runaway Hug Scholastic Press, Scholastic Australia
Hartnett, Sonya
Ill. Lucia Masciullo
Come Down, Cat! Puffin Books, Penguin Group (Australia)
Honey, Elizabeth That’s Not a Daffodil! Allen & Unwin
Jorgensen, Norman
Ill. James Foley
The Last Viking Fremantle Press
McKinlay, Meg
Ill. Leila Rudge
No Bears Walker Books Australia
Quay, Emma Rudie Nudie ABC Books, HarperCollins

Picture Book Short List 2012
Illustrator Title Publisher
Blackwood, Freya
Text. Libby Gleeson
Look, a Book! Little Hare Books, Hardie Grant Egmont
Brooks, Ron
Text. Margaret Wild
The Dream of the Thylacine Allen & Unwin
Cool, Rebecca
Text. Glenda Millard
For All Creatures Walker Books Australia
Graham, Bob A Bus Called Heaven Walker Books
Rudge, Leila
Text. Meg McKinlay
No Bears Walker Books Australia
Whatley, Bruce
Text. Jackie French
Flood Scholastic Press, Scholastic Australia

Eve Pownall Award for Information Books Short list 2012
Author Title Publisher
Do, Anh & Do, Suzanne
Ill. Bruce Whatley
The Little Refugee Allen & Unwin
Lester, Alison & Tulloch, Coral One Small Island: The Story of Macquarie Island Penguin Group (Australia)
Queensland Art Gallery Surrealism for Kids Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art
Wignell, Edel
Ill. Mark Jackson
Bilby Secrets Walker Books Australia
Wilkinson, Carole Fromelles: Australia's Bloodiest Day at War Black Dog Books

Wheatley, Nadia (Ed)
Ill. Ken Searle
Playground Allen & Unwin