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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:

OLDER READERS

WINNER

The ProtectedTitle: The Protected

By: Claire Zorn

Publisher: University of Queensland

ISBN: 780702250194

HONOUR BOOKS

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

YOUNGER READERS

WINNER

The Cleo Stories

Title: The Cleo Stories: The Necklace and the Present

By: Libby Gleeson,  Ill. Freya Blackwood

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781743315279

HONOUR BOOKS

Two Wolves

Title: Two Wolves

By: Tristan Banks

Publisher: Random House Australia

ISBN: 9780857982032

Withering-by-Sea

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

By: Judith Rossell

Publisher: ABC Books, Harper Collins Publishers

ISBN: 9780733333002

EARLY CHILDHOOD

WINNER

Go to Sleep Jessie

Title: Go To Sleep Jessie!

By: Libby Gleeson,  Ill. Freya Blackwood

Publisher: Little Hare, Hardie Grant Egmont

ISBN: 9781742977805

HONOUR BOOKS

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

PICTURE BOOKS
WINNER

My Two Blankets

Title: My Two Blankets

By: Irena Lobald Ill. Freya Blackwood

Publisher: Little Hare, Hardie Grant Egmont

ISBN: 9781921714764

HONOUR BOOKS

 
One Minute's Silence

Title: One Minute’s Silence

By: David Metzenthen, Ill. Michael Camilleri

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781743316245

the-stone-lion

Title: The Stone Lion

By: Margaret Wild, Ill. Ritva Voutila

Publisher: Little Hare, Hardie Grant Egmont

ISBN: 9781921894855

EVE POWNALL AWARD FOR INFORMATION BOOKS

WINNER

A-Z of Convicts

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

By: Simon Barnard

Publisher: Text Publishing

ISBN: 9781922079343

HONOUR BOOKS

Tea and Sugar Christmas

Title: Tea and Sugar Christmas

By: Jane Jolly, Ill. Robert Ingpen

Publisher: National Library of Australia

ISBN: 9780642278630

Audacity

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.

 

 

Reading With Your Child

A new clip from our Children’s Laureate Alison Lester. Reading with your kids can be fun and stories are a wonderful thing to share with children.

National Year of Reading 2012

It has now been launched – the National Year of Reading 2012.

This is a great thing. Of course for me personally I don’t need it to be a particular year for reading to be a great thing, though I am well aware of the fact that reading isn’t so vital so many as it is to me.

So in honour of this year here are a few related clips.

Further information about this can be found here.

Australian Children’s Laureates

A huge congratulations must go out to Australia’s Inaugural Children’s Laureates – Alison Lester and Boori Monty Pryor.

These wonderful writers will hold the position for 2012-2013 with a new Laureate announced in 2014.

It is wonderful that we have such amazing writers to fill such positions.

Alison Lester has a career spanning over 20 years as both writer and illustrator. For a complete list of her titles go here. She has been shortlisted for and won awards including the CBCA Picture Book of the Year and the Prime Minister’s Awards.

She has been quoted as saying, ‘Every child has a story to tell. I’m looking forward to continuing my work with kids and helping them to turn their stories into books.’

Boori Monty Pryor is a native North Queenslander, a descendant of the Kungganji and Kukuimudji. His books have been highly commended in many ways including the CBCA Awards, various Premier’s Awards and the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards. A list of his works can be found here. Boori writes about finding strength within to deal with the challenges without.

He has said that throughout his tenure he is looking forward to spreading ‘the write words to make ours a nation of readers!’

Once again a huge congrats to both of these fantastic children’s authors.

Further information on the Australian Children’s Laureate Initiative can be found here.

 

ABIA 2011

The Australian Book Industry Awards have been announced.

The relevant winners for us here are :

International Success of the Year 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Penguin Group Australia, for Once, Then and Now

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

Noni the Pony, written and illustrated by Alison Lester, published by Allen & Unwin

Book of the Year for Older Children (age range 8 to14 years) 2011

Conspiracy 365, written by Gabrielle Lord, published by Scholastic Australia

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.

Lists – Australian Theme

Books about Australia, or with an Australian theme are also high on the request list, some times people just want something about home and sometimes they are looking to share a little of our culture with people overseas.

Are We There Yet? – Alison Lester

 Crow and the Waterhole – Ambelin Kwaymullina


In The City/Bush – Roland Harvey

To The Top End – Roland Harvey

Sam’s Bush Journey – Sally Mogan and Ezekiel Kwaymullina

Dan’s Grandpa – Sally Morgan

My Aussie Mum – Yvonne Morrison

Why I Love Australia – Bronwyn Bancroft

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