Friday, 17 August 2012

CBCA 2012 BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNERS


The Children’s Book Council of Australia has just announced the winners and honour books for 2012. Congratulations to all winners, honour books and those shortlisted. Children's literature is alive and well!


Book of the Year: Older Readers
(These books are for mature readers)

Gardner, Scot The Dead I Know, Allen and Unwin


Honour Books: Older Readers
Condon, Bill A Straight Line to My HeartAllen and Unwin
Newton, Robert When We Were Two Penguin Books, Penguin Group (Australia)



Book of the Year: Younger Readers
(These books are intended for independent younger readers)

Crow Country Constable, Kate Crow Country Allen and Unwin


Honour Books: Younger Readers
French, Jackie Nanberry: Black Brother White Angus and Robertson, Harper Collins
Green, Susan The Truth About Verity Sparks Walker Books Australia



Book of the Year: Early Childhood
(Intended for children in the pre-reading to early reading stages)

The Runaway Hug Bland, Nick, Illus: Freya Blackwood The Runaway Hug Scholastic Press, Scholastic Australia

Honour Books: Early Childhood
Hartnett, Sonya Come Down, Cat! Puffin Books,
Illus: Lucia Masciullo Penguin Group (Australia)
Honey, Elizabeth That's Not a Daffodil! Allen and Unwin


Picture Book of the Year
(Intended for an audience ranging from birth to 18 years. Some books may be for mature readers)
Arranged by Illustrator

A Bus Called Heaven Graham, Bob A Bus Called Heaven Walker Books Australia

Honour Books: Picture Book of the Year
Brooks, Ron, Text: Margaret Wild The Dream of the Thylacine Allen and Unwin
Whatley, Bruce, Text: Jackie French Flood Omnibus Books, Scholastic Australia



Eve Pownall Award for Information Books
(Intended for an audience ranging from birth to 18 years range. Some books may be for mature readers)

One Small Island Lester, Alison and Tulloch, Coral One Small Island Penguin Group (Australia)

Honour Books: Eve Pownall Award for Information Books
Do, Anh and Suzanne, Ill. Bruce Whatley, The Little Refugee Allen and Unwin
Qld Art Gallery Surrealism for Kids Qld Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art

In a previous BWB post, I had a stab at picking the winners. See how I did!

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