This morning the Children’s Book Council of Australia announced the 2014 shortlists and notables in each of the categories.
- Early Childhood
- Eve Pownall
- Younger Reader
- Older Reader
- Picture Book
Titles from the 2013 calendar year are nominated by their publishing houses and each of the state judges are whisked away for days until they decide each of the winners, honours, shortlists and notable lists.
The Older Reader category (aka Young adult) notable list features thirteen Australian authors of YA fiction.
Congratulations to the six talented authors gracing the 2014 CBCA Book of the Year Award (Older Readers):
- The Incredible Here and Now – Felicity Castagna (Giramondo)
- Life in Outer Space – Melissa Keil (Hardie Grant Egmont)
- The First Third – Will Kostakis (Penguin)
- Fairytales for Wilde Girls – Allyse Near (Random House)
- Wildlife – Fiona Wood (Pan Macmillan)
- The Sky so Heavy – Claire Zorn (UQP)
The winner will be announced during Book Week, 16 – 22 August 2014.