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Tuesday 8 April 2014

CBCA Book of the Year 2014 SHORT LIST ANNOUNCED!

Congratulations to all the shortlisted and notables authors and illustrators, from all of us at KBR! See the Notable Books right here.

Book of the Year: Older Readers
NB: These books are for mature readers
Castagna, Felicity
The Incredible Here and Now
Giramondo Publishing
Keil, Melissa
Life in Outer Space
Hardie Grant Egmont
Kostakis, Will
The First Third
Penguin Group (Australia)
Near, Allyse
Fairytales for Wilde Girls
Random House Australia
Wood, Fiona
Pan Macmillan Australia
Zorn, Claire
The Sky so Heavy
University of Queensland Press

Book of the Year: Younger Readers
Branford, Anna
Ill. Sarah Davis
Violet Mackerel's Possible Friend
Walker Books Australia
Hunt, Julie
Song for a Scarlet Runner
Allen & Unwin
Jinks, Catherine
City of Orphans:  A Very Unusual Pursuit
Allen & Unwin
Jonsberg, Barry
My Life as an Alphabet
Allen & Unwin
Wolfer, Dianne
Ill. Brian Simmonds
Light Horse Boy
Fremantle Press

Book of the Year: Early Childhood
Brian, Janeen
Ill. Ann James
I'm a Dirty Dinosaur
Puffin Books, Penguin Group (Australia)
Fox, Mem
Ill. Emma Quay
Baby Bedtime
Viking, Penguin Group (Australia)
Gleeson, Libby
Ill. Freya Blackwood
Banjo and Ruby Red
Little Hare, Hardie Grant Egmont
Lester, Alison
Kissed by the Moon
Viking, Penguin Group (Australia)
Ormerod, Jan
Ill. Andrew Joyner
The Swap
Little Hare, Hardie Grant Egmont
Wolfer, Dianne
Ill. Karen Blair
Granny Grommet and Me
Walker Books Australia

Picture Book of the Year
Some of these books may be for mature readers (Arranged by illustrator)
Blackwood, Freya
Text. Margaret Wild
The Treasure Box
Puffin Books, Penguin Group (Australia)
Bland, Nick
King Pig
Scholastic Press, Scholastic Australia
Graham, Bob
Silver Buttons
Walker Books Australia
Ottley, Matt
Text. Danny Parker
Little Hare, Hardie Grant Egmont
Smith, Craig
Text. Doug MacLeod
The Windy Farm
Working Title Press
Tan, Shaun
Rules of Summer
Hachette Australia

Eve Pownall Award for Information Books
NB: These books are intended an audience birth to 18 years.
Faille, Christopher
Ill. Danny Snell
Working Title Press
Gouldthorpe, Peter
Ice, Wind, Rock
Hachette Australia
Greenwood, Mark
Ill. Terry Denton
Allen & Unwin
Ham, Paul ed
Yoko’s Diary : The Life of a Young Girl in Hiroshima
HarperCollins Publishers
Murdie, Rae
Ill. Chris Nixon
Meet... Captain Cook
Random House
Burarrwanga, Laklak and Family
Welcome To My Country
Allen & Unwin

Crichton Award for New Illustrators
Byrne, Graham
Text Saxby, Claire 
Big Red Kangaroo   
Walker Books Australia
Cranna, Andrew
The Bloodhound Boys Book 1: The Great Blood Bank Robbery   
Walker Books Australia
Sanders, Ben  
I’ve An Uncle Ivan   
Thames & Hudson
Snowdon, David
Text Wheeldon, Danielle  
The Nerdy Birdy  
Danielle Wheeldon & David Snowdon

CHILDREN’S BOOK WEEK: August 16-22, 2014
THEME: Connect To Reading