CBCA Announcement 2013

Exciting news was afoot today – the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) announced the winners of their prestigious annual awards. In partnership with the Centre for Youth Literature, the Victorian chapter held an announcement event for their members, coordinating with CBCA branches around the nation to unveil the winning books.

And the winners are…


Early Childhood


  • Winner: The Terrible Suitcase by Emma Allen (Illustrations by Freya Blackwood), Scholastic
  • Honour Book: With Nan by Tania Cox (Illustrations by Karen Blair), Windy Hollow Books
  • Honour Book: Too Many Elephants in this House by Ursula Dubosarsky (Illustrations by Andrew Joyner), Penguin Group


Younger Readers


  • Winner: Children of the King by Sonya Hartnett, Penguin Group
  • Honour Book: Pennies for Hitler by Jackie French, HarperCollins
  • Honour Book: The Tender Moments of Saffron Silk by Glenda Millard (Illustrations by Stephen Michael King), HarperCollins



Older Readers


  • Winner: Sea Hearts by Margo Lanagan, Allen and Unwin
  • Honour Book: The Inky Bridge by Neil Grant, Allen and Unwin
  • Honour Book: Friday Brown by Vikki Wakefield, Text Publishing




Picture Book

Hunt J Coat

  • Winner: The Coat by Ron Brooks and Julie Hunt, Allen and Unwin
  • Honour Book: Herman and Rosie by Gus Gordon, Penguin Group
  • Honour Book: Sophie Scott Goes South by Alison Lester, Penguin



Eve Pownall Award for Information Books


  • Winner: Tom the Outback Mailman by Kristin Weidenbach (Illustrations by Timothy Ide), Hachette
  • Honour Book: Lyrebird! A True Story by Jackie Kerin (Illustrations by Peter Gouldthorpe), Museum Victoria
  • Honour Book: Topsy- Turvy World: How Australian Animals Puzzled Early Explorers by Kirsty Murray, National Library of Australia



Crichton Award for Emerging Illustrators


  • Winner: A Forest by Marc Martin, Penguin Group



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