Kids’ Books Awards Shortlist Announced
The shortlist for the Children’s Book of the Year has been announced. The awards - hosted by the Children’s Book Council of Australia - are the nation’s most prestigious. Congratulations to all shortlisted authors, as well as authors of notable books for each category, as listed on the CBCA website.
The shortlist for the 2011 Picture Book of the Year is: Mirror by Jeannie Baker, Family Forest by Kim Kane and Lucia Masciullo, My Uncle’s Donkey by Tohby Riddle, Two Peas in a Pod by Chris McKimmie, Hamlet by Nicki Greenberg, and Why I Love Australia by Bronwyn Bancroft.
The shortlist for the 2011 Early Childhood Book of the Year is: Maudie and Bear by Jan Ormerod, Look See, Look At Me by Leonie Norrington and Dee Huxley, It’s Bedtime, William! by Deborah Niland, Noni The Pony by Alison Lester, The Tall Man and the Twelve Babies by Tom Niland Champion, Kilmeny Niland & Deborah Niland, and The Deep End by Ursula Dubosarsky, illustrated by Mitch Vane.
The shortlist for the 2011 Younger Readers Book of the Year is: Duck for a Day by Meg McKinlay, Toppling by Sally Murphy and Rhian Nest James, The Red Wind: The Kingdom Of The Lost Book One by Isobelle Carmody, Henry Hoey Hobson by Christine Bongers, Just A Dog by Michael Gerard Bauer, and Violet Mackerel’s Brilliant Plot by Anna Branford.
The shortlist for the 2011 Older Readers Book of the Year is: The Piper’s Son by Melina Marchetta, The Life of a Teenage Body-Snatcher by Doug MacLeod, The Midnight Zoo by Sonya Hartnett, About a Girl by Joanne Horniman, Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley, and Six Impossible Things by Fiona Wood.
The shortlist for the 2011 Eve Pownall Award for Information Books is: The Return Of The Word Spy by Ursula Dubosarsky and Tohby Riddle, Our World: Bardi Jaawi: Life At Ardiyooloon by One Arm Point Remote Community School, Wicked Warriors and Evil Emperors by Alison Lloyd and Terry Denton, Zero Hour: The Anzacs on the Western Front by Leon Davidson, Drawn from the Heart by Ron Brooks, and Science Behind: Theme Parks, Playgrounds and Toys by Nicolas Brasch.