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Friday, 16 August 2013

CBCA Book of the Year 2013 Announcement - the Winners!


KBR is delighted to share with you the winners of this year's CBCA Book of the Year, as well as the Honour Books. Our biggest congratulations to all the talented authors, illustrators, editors, designers and publishers for all the hard work they have put into these beautiful books!

You can see the notable books for 2013 right here. See this year's shortlist here.


Older Readers Book of the Year 2013
Winner: Sea Hearts by Margo Lanagan (Allen & Unwin)
Honour: Friday Brown by Vikki Wakefield (Text)
Honour: The Ink Bridge by Neil Grant (Allen & Unwin)

Younger Readers Book of the Year 2013
Winner: The Children of the King by Sonya Hartnett (Viking)
Honour: Pennies for Hitler by Jackie French (A&R)
Honour: The Tender Moments of Saffron Silk by Glenda Millard and Stephen Michael King (ABC Books)

Early Childhood Book of the Year 2013
Winner: The Terrible Suitcase by Emma Allen and Freya Blackwood (Omnibus)
Honour: With Nan by Tania Cox and Karen Blair (Windy Hollow Books)
Honour: Too Many Elephants in this House by Ursula Dubosarsky and Andrew Joyner (Viking)

Picture Book of the Year 2013
Winner: The Coat by Julie Hunt and Ron Brooks (Allen & Unwin)
Honour: Herman and Rosie by Gus Gordon (Viking)
Honour: Sophie Scott Goes South by Alison Lester (Viking)

Eve Pownall Book of the Year 2013
Winner: Tom the Outback Mailman by Kristin Weidenbach and Timothy Ide (Lothian)
Honour: Topsy-Turvy World by Kirsty Murray (NLA)
Honour: Lyrebird! A True Story by Jackie Kerin and Peter Gouldthorpe (Museum of Victoria)

KBR Consultant Librarian, Sarah Steed, was at the Award Ceremony today at the National Library of Australia, where she managed to snaffle these fabulous author photos. Thanks, Sarah!


Front row, L-R: Sue DeGennaro, Freya Blackwood, Jackie French, Jackie Kerin, Julie Hunt, Sonya Hartnett, Kristin Weidenbach

Back row, L-R: Emma Allen, Peter Gouldthorpe, Maro Lanagan, Ron Brooks, Timothy Ide


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