At noon today the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) announced their choices for the best books of last year. Notable lists in each category were released at 9am with the shortlist following.
Book of the Year – Older Readers
- The Ink Bridge by Neil Grant (Allen & Unwin)
- Sea Hearts by Margo Lanagan (Allen & Unwin)
- The Shiny Guys by Doug MacLeod (Penguin)
- Creepy & Maud by Dianne Touchell (Fremantle Press)
- Friday Brown by Vikki Wakefield (Text Publishing)
- The Wrong Boy by Suzy Zail (Walker Books)
Book of the Year – Younger Readers
- Pennies for Hitler by Jackie French (HarperCollins)
- Other Brother by Simon French (Walker Books)
- After by Morris Gleitzman (Penguin)
- Children of the King by Sonya Hartnett (Penguin)
- Pookie Aleera is Not my Boyfriend by Steven Herrick (UQP)
- The Tender Moments of Saffron Silk by Glenda Millard (HarperCollins)
Congratulations to all those recognised by the CBCA.
The winners will be announced on the 16th of August with the Victorian announcement taking place at the State Library of Victoria.
Remember you can see Vikki and Morris in action at the Reading Matters conference (31 May- 1 June 2013). Place still available.