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2014 CBCA Awards

It is that time of year, the Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards have been announced.

So here they are.

Older Readers



Wildlife by Fiona Wood

Honourable Mentions


Fairytales for Wilde Girls by Alysse Near


The Sky so Heavy by Claire Zorn

Younger Readers



City of Orphans: A Very Unusual Pursuit by Catherine Jinks

Honourable Mentions


My Life as an Alphabet by Barry Jonsberg


Light Horse Boy by Dianne Wolfer

Early Childhood



The Swap by Jan Ormerod and Andrew Joyner

Honourable Mentions


I’m a Dirty Dinosaur by Janeen Brian, Ann James


Banjo and Ruby Red by Libby Gleeson and Freya Blackwood

Picture Books


Rules of Summer by Shaun Tan

Honourable Mentions


King Pig by Nick Bland


The Silver Button by Bob Graham

Eve Pownell Award (Information Books)



Jeremy by Christopher Faille and Danny Snell

Honourable Mentions


Welcome to my Country by  Laklak Burarrwanga and Family


Ice, Wind, Rock by Peter Gouldthorpe

A huge congrats to all these winners and all of the nominated. To see the full list go here.


CBCA Book of the Year Winners

The Children’s Book Council of Australia announced their Book Of The Year winners and honour books today.

A big congratulations to all winners and honour recipients as well as all those who were short-listed.


Older Readers 

Sonya Hartnett – The Midnight Zoo

Cath Crowley – Graffiti Moon

Doug MacLeod – The Life of a Teenage Bodysnatcher


Younger Readers


Isobelle Carmody – The Red Wind

Michael Gerard Bauer- Just a Dog

Anna Branford, Ill.  Sarah Davis- Violet Mackerel’s Brilliant Plot


Early Childhood

Jan Ormerod, Ill. Freya Blackwood – Maudie and Bear

Tom Niland Champion, Kilmeny Niland, Ill. Deborah Niland – The Tall Man and Twelve Babies

Leonie Norrington, Ill. Dee Huxley – Look See, Look At Me!


Picture Book

Jeannie Baker – Mirror

Nikki Greenberg – Hamlet

Bronwyn Bancroft – Why I Love Australia

Tohby Riddle – My Uncle’s Donkey


Crichton Winner

Clare McFadden – The Flying Orchestra


2011 ABIA Awards – Finalists Announced

The finalists for this year’s Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) have been announced. The winners will be announced on Monday 25 July during the 2011 ABA Conference.

International Success of the Year 2011

Allen & Unwin, for Tales from Outer Suburbia (Shaun Tan)

Hachette, for The Red Tree (Shaun Tan)

HarperCollins, for The Innocent Mage (Karen Miller)

Penguin, for Once, Then and Now  (Morris Gleitzman)

Book of the Year for Younger Children (age range 0 to 8 years) 2011

All Through the Year (Jane Godwin, illus by Anna Walker, Penguin)

Feathers for Phoebe (Rod Clement, HarperCollins)

Maudie and Bear (Jan Omerod, illus by Freya Blackwood, Little Hare)

Mirror (Jeannie Baker, Walker Books)

Noni the Pony (Alison Lester, A&U)

The Legend of the Golden Snail (Graeme Base, Penguin)

Book of the Year for Older Children (age range 8 to 14 years) 2011

Conspiracy 365 (Gabrielle Lord, Scholastic)

Graffiti Moon (Cath Crowley, Pan Macmillan)

Shakespeare’s Hamlet (illus by Nicki Greenberg, A&U)

Museum of Thieves: The Keepers Book 1 (Lian Tanner, A&U)

Now (Morris Gleitzman, Penguin)

A big congratulations to all nominees.

Further details can be found here.

Prime Minister’s Literary Awards 2011 – Short List

Today saw the announcement of the short list for the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards 2011. Firstly a big congrats to all listed authors across the categories.

The two categories that are of particular interest to TheKylieVerse are: Children’s Fiction and Young Adult Fiction.

Children’s Fiction 

Why I Love Australia – Bronwyn Bancroft

Flyaway – Lucy Christopher

Now – Morris Gleitzman

April Underhill, Tooth Fairy – Bob Graham

Shake a Leg – Boori Monty Pryor and Jan Ormerod

Young Adult 

Good Oil – Laura Buzo

Graffiti Moon – Cath Crowley

The Three Loves of Persimmon – Cassandra Golds

About a Girl – Joanne Horniman

The Piper’s Son – Melina Marchetta

The complete list can be found here.

Lizzie Nonsense

By: Jan Ormerod

Lizzie lives in a little house in the bush with Mama, Papa and baby. Papa has to take the sandalwood he has cut to town to sell and horses pulling that load along sandy tracks takes time. While Papa is away Mama and Lizzie keep busy working, carrying water, tending the garden, cleaning and mending. Throughout all this Lizzie doesn’t stop pretending and imagining.

Ormerod has deftly bought to life a simple and yet beautiful story of a young girl’s everyday life in outback Australia a century gone. There is a warmth and comfort in this story that is only accentuated by the wonderful, evocative illustrations.

Publisher: Clarion Books

Published: 01 August 2005

Format: Hardback 32 pages

Categories: Fiction, Family, Family Issues

ISBN 13: 9780618574933

Purchase: here

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