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ABIA Short List

The ABIA short lists were announced last week and the relevant categories for us here at TheVerse are as follows:

Book of the Year for Younger Children (age range: 0 to 8 years) 2012

Christmas Wombat, by Jackie French and Bruce Whatley, published by Angus & Robertson, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers Australia

Rudie Nudie, by Emma Quay, Published by ABC Kids, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers Australia

One Small Island, by Alison Lester, published by Viking, an imprint of Penguin Group Australia

Look! A Book! by Libby Gleeson and Freya Blackwood, published by Little Hare, an imprint of Hardie Grant Egmont

The Big Book of Billie, by Sally Rippin, published by Hardie Grant Egmont

Book of the Year for Older Children (age range 8 to14 years) 2012

Coming of the Whirlpool: Ship Kings 1, by Andrew McGahan, published by Allen & Unwin Children’s

Brotherband 1: The Outcasts, by John Flanagan, published by Random House Australia

The Travel Book (Not for Parents Edition), published by Lonely Planet Publications

Shift, by Em Bailey, published by Hardie Grant Egmont

The 13-Storey Treehouse, by Andy Griffiths, published by Pan Macmillan Australia

Of course it goes without saying that a big congrats goes out to all short listed authors from all categories and good luck.

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