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CBCA Awards 2015

It is that time of year again, the Children’s Book Council of Australia has announced its award winners. So for you information here they are:



The ProtectedTitle: The Protected

By: Claire Zorn

Publisher: University of Queensland

ISBN: 780702250194


Nona and Me

Title: Nona & Me

By: Clare Atkins

Publisher: Black Inc

ISBN: 9781863956895

The Minnow

Title: The Minnow

By: Diana Sweeney

Publisher: Text Publishing

ISBN: 9781922182012



The Cleo Stories

Title: The Cleo Stories: The Necklace and the Present

By: Libby Gleeson,  Ill. Freya Blackwood

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781743315279


Two Wolves

Title: Two Wolves

By: Tristan Banks

Publisher: Random House Australia

ISBN: 9780857982032


Title: Withering-by-Sea: a Stella Montgomery Intrigue

By: Judith Rossell

Publisher: ABC Books, Harper Collins Publishers

ISBN: 9780733333002



Go to Sleep Jessie

Title: Go To Sleep Jessie!

By: Libby Gleeson,  Ill. Freya Blackwood

Publisher: Little Hare, Hardie Grant Egmont

ISBN: 9781742977805


Scary Night

Title: Scary Night

By: Lesley Gibbs Ill. Stephen Michael King

Publisher: Working Title Press

ISBN: 9781921504631

Noni the Pony

Title: Noni the Pony Goes to the Beach

By: Alison Lester

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781743311141


My Two Blankets

Title: My Two Blankets

By: Irena Lobald Ill. Freya Blackwood

Publisher: Little Hare, Hardie Grant Egmont

ISBN: 9781921714764


One Minute's Silence

Title: One Minute’s Silence

By: David Metzenthen, Ill. Michael Camilleri

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781743316245


Title: The Stone Lion

By: Margaret Wild, Ill. Ritva Voutila

Publisher: Little Hare, Hardie Grant Egmont

ISBN: 9781921894855



A-Z of Convicts

Title: A-Z of Convicts in Van Diemen’s Land

By: Simon Barnard

Publisher: Text Publishing

ISBN: 9781922079343


Tea and Sugar Christmas

Title: Tea and Sugar Christmas

By: Jane Jolly, Ill. Robert Ingpen

Publisher: National Library of Australia

ISBN: 9780642278630


Title: Audacity: Stories of Heroic Australians in Wartime

By: Carlie Walker

Publisher: Department of Veterans’ Affairs

ISBN: 9781877007934

There you have it, a huge congrats to all the winners and to all the nominees as well.



Figaro & Rumba & the Crocodile Cafe

I received my copy from the publisher.figaro-and-rumba-and-the-crocodile-cafeBy: Anna Feinberg & Stephen Michael King

Part of the Figaro & Rumba series

Figaro and Rumba are strange best friends, Figaro is a dog who likes to run and Rumba is a cat for whom song and dance are part of his life. Figaro wants to catch the fast train to the beach but when a friend of theirs goes missing, plans change. When they finally get to the beach they meet a charming crocodile with a musical waistcoat and conga drums. Rumba doesn’t think anything could be wrong but Figaro is sure the crocodile is up to something.

Figaro and Rumba may be unexpected friends but they work well together, different in temperament but still happy to spend time in each other’s company. They like to do things together. This story is made up of a number of different incidents that could each be their own little tale, which makes this an easy book to share with beginning readers, or for someone starting on chapter books. King’s illustrations are appealing water colours that seem light and friendly. The package is just one hard to walk past,

Highly Recommended.

Publisher: Allen & Unwin Children’s Books

Published: 14 August 2014

Format: Paperback 96 pages

Categories: Animal Stories, Friendships,

ISBN 13: 9781743314883

Purchase: here or use Booktopia link on the side of the page

A Bear and a Tree

By: Stephen Michael King

Ren’s favourite tree has lost its leaves, Bear is collecting the leaves for a bed for his big sleep, he knows that Ren needs him for just one more day so they can explore the sights and shapes of winter together; the snow, the coloured leaves, the moon, the stars, the icicles. It is one more day to play and wonder.

A soft and lovely story of friendship and taking time. It is a nicely balanced story of wonder and change. The water colour illustrations give this story its soft appeal. A lovely story to share. For all its cold winter landscape it is a heartwarming story.

Publisher: Viking Australia

Published: 22 February 2012

Format: Hardback 32 pages

Categories: Friendship, Seasons

ISBN 13: 9780670075829

Purchase: here or use Booktopia link on side of page

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