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The Inky’s Longlist 2012

Inky Awards 2012 long list has been announced, I’m a little late with this as I’ve been having internet problems. The Inky’s are awards for the best teen literature and are broken up into best Australian author (Gold) and best International author (Silver). The complete list is as follows

 

Gold Inky Longlist

  • Shift by Em Bailey
  • Night Beach by Kirsty Eagar
  • Brotherband 1: The Outcasts by John Flanagan
  • Act of Faith by Kelly Gardiner
  • Queen of the Night by Leanne Hall
  • Blood Song by Rhiannon Hart
  • Sea Hearts by Margo Lanagan
  • The Coming of the Whirlpool: Ship Kings 1 by Andrew McGahan
  • The Deep: Here Be Dragons, Vol 1 by Tom Taylor (illustrated by James Brouwer)
  • The Reluctant Hallelujah by Gabrielle Williams

Silver Inky Longlist

  • Bitterblue by Kirstin Cashore
  • BZRK by Michael Grant
  • Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  • Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler
  • Storm: Elementals 1 by Brigid Kemmerer
  • Legend by Marie Lu
  • A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
  • Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
  • The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
  • Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

A huge congrats to all nominated authors, and best of luck.

Prime Minister’s Literary Awards 2012 – Shortlist

The Prime Minister’s Literary Awards shortlist was recently announced. To all the nominated children’s authors I want to say a huge congrats and good luck. Of course best wishes go out to all authors to make the lists. (I usually post cover pics with announcements like this but my internet is playing up – my apologies, just getting logged in was a trial)

Young Adult Fiction

Alaska – Sue Saliba

A Straight Line To My Heart – Bill Condon

Being Here – Barry Jonsberg

Pan’s Whisper – Sue Lawson

When We Were Two – Robert Newton

 

Children’s Fiction

Come Down, Cat! – Sonya Hartnett Illus. Lucia Masciullo

Evangeline The Wish Keepers Helper – Maggie Alderson Illus. Claire Fletcher

Father’s Day – Anne Brooksbank

Goodnight Mice! – Frances Watts, Judy Watson

The Jewel Fish of Karnak – Graeme Base

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.

CBCA Short List 2012 – Part 2

Here is the second part of the recently announced CBCA short lists.

EARLY CHILDHOOD SHORT LIST

Bland, Nick

Ill: Freya Blackwood The Runaway Hug, Scholastic Press, Scholastic Australia

Hartnett, Sonya

Ill: Lucia Masciullo Come Down Cat!, Puffin Books, Penguin Group (Australia)

Honey, Elizabeth That’s Not a Daffodil!, Allen & Unwin

Jorgensen, Norman

Ill: James Foley The Last Viking, Fremantle Press

McKinley, Meg

Ill: Leila Rudge No Bears, Walker Books Australia

Quay, Emma, Rudie Nudie, ABC Books, HarperCollins

 

PICTURE BOOK SHORT LIST

Blackwood, Freya

Text. Libby Gleeson Look, a Book! Little Hare Books, Hardie Grant Egmont

Brooks, Ron

Text. Margaret Wild The Dream of the Thylacine, Allen & Unein

Cool, Rebecca

Text. Glenda Millard For All Creatures, Walker Books Australia

Graham, Bob A Bus Called Heaven, Walker Books Australia

Rudge, Leila

Text. Meg McKinley No Bears, Walker Books Australia

Whatley, Bruce

Text. Jackie French Flood Scholastic Press, Scholastic Australia

 

EVE POWNALL AWARD FOR INFORMATION BOOKS SHORT LIST

Do, Anh & Do, Suzanne

Ill: Bruce Whatley The Little Refugee, Allen & Unwin

Lester, Alison & Tulloch, Coral One Small Island: The Story of Macquarie Island, Penguin Group (Australia)

Queensland Art Gallery Surrealism for Kids, Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art

Wignell, Edel

Ill: Mark Jackson Bilby Secrets, Walker Books Australia

Wilkinson, Carole Fromelles: Australia’s Bloodiest Day at War, Black Dog Books

Wheatley, Nadia (Ed)

Ill: Ken Searle Playground, Allen & Unwin

CBCA 2012 Short List

Today saw the announcement of the Notable and Short Lists for the CBCA’s. Here are the short lists for the older and younger readers lists. More to follow.

A big congrats to all authors who made the notable lists and all the best for the short listed authors.

OLDER READERS SHORT LIST

Ishmael and the Hoops of Steel

Bauer, Michael Gerard: Omnibus Books, Scholastic Australia

A Straight Line to my Heart

Condon, Bill:  Allen & Unwin

The Golden Day

Dubosarsky, Ursula:  Allen & Unwin

The Dead I Know

Gardner, Scot:  Allen & Unwin

Ship Kings: The Coming of the Whirlpool 

McGahan, Andrew: Allen & Unwin

When We Were Two 

Newton, Robert: Penguin Books, Penguin Group (Australia)

YOUNGER READERS SHORT LIST

Crow Country

Constable, Kate: Allen & Unwin

BrotherBand: The Outcasts

Flanagan, John: Random House Australia

Nanberry: Black Brother White

French, Jackie: Angus & Robertson HarperCollins Publishers

The Truth About Verity Sparks

Green, Susan: Walker Books

The Golden Door

Rodda, Emily: Omnibus Books, Scholastic Australia

Bungawitta

Rodda, Emily: Omnibus Books, Scholastic Australia

 Head to the CBCA site to get more details.

Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals Short List

The shortlists have just been announced for the Carnegie Medal and the Kate Greenaway Award. A huge congrats to all authors who made the list and good luck.

The Carnegie Medal Short List


David Almond MY NAME IS MINA
Hodder (9+)
ISBN: 9780340997253

Lissa Evans SMALL CHANGE FOR STUART
Doubleday (8+)
ISBN: 9780385618007

Sonya Hartnett THE MIDNIGHT ZOO
Walker (9+)
ISBN: 9781406331493

Ali Lewis EVERYBODY JAM
Andersen (12+)
ISBN: 9781849392488

Andy Mulligan TRASH
David Fickling (12+)
ISBN: 9780385619011

Patrick Ness A MONSTER CALLS
Walker (9+)
ISBN: 9781406311525

Annabel Pitcher MY SISTER LIVES ON THE MANTELPIECE
Orion (10+)
ISBN: 9781444001839

Ruta Sepetys BETWEEN SHADES OF GREY
Puffin (12+)
ISBN: 9780141335889

For more details about the books or medal please go here.

The Kate Greenaway Medal Short List

Emily Gravett WOLF WON’T BITE
Macmillan (4+)
ISBN: 9780230704251

Petr Horáček PUFFIN PETER
Walker Books (4+)
ISBN: 9781406324600

Jim Kay (text by Patrick Ness) A MONSTER CALLS
Walker Books (9+)
ISBN: 9781406311525

Dave McKean (Text by David Almond) SLOG’S DAD
Walker Books (8+)
ISBN: 9781406322903

Catherine Rayner SOLOMON CROCODILE
Macmillan (4+)
ISBN: 9780230529229

Rob Ryan (Text by Carol Anne Duffy) THE GIFT
Barefoot Books (6+)
ISBN: 9781846863547

Viviane Schwarz THERE ARE NO CATS IN THIS BOOK
Walker Books (4+)
ISBN: 9781406316896

Vicky White (Text by Martin Jenkins) CAN WE SAVE THE TIGER?
Walker Books (6+)
ISBN: 9781406319095

For more details about the books or medal please go here.

2011 Aurealis Awards Finalists Announced

The finalists for the 2011 Aurealis Awards  have just been announced by SpecFaction NSW. Congratulations to all the nominees! The categories more applicable to TheKylieVerse are:

YOUNG ADULT NOVEL

Shift by Em Bailey (Hardie Grant Egmont)

Secrets of Carrick: Tantony by Ananda Braxton-Smith (black dog books)

The Shattering by Karen Healey (Allen & Unwin)

Black Glass by Meg Mundell (Scribe Publications)

Only Ever Always by Penni Russon (Allen & Unwin)

YOUNG ADULT SHORT STORY

“Nation of the Night” by Sue Isle (Nightsiders, Twelfth Planet Press)

“Finishing School” by Kathleen Jennings (Steampunk! An anthology of fantastically rich and strange stories, Candlewick Press)

“Seventy-Two Derwents” by Cate Kennedy (The Wicked Wood – Tales from the Tower Volume 2, Allen and Unwin)

“One Window” by Martine Murray (The Wilful Eye: Tales from the Tower Volume 1, Allen and Unwin)

“The Patrician” by Tansy Rayner Roberts (Love and Romanpunk, Twelfth Planet Press)

CHILDREN’S FICTION (told primarily through words)

The Outcasts by John Flanagan (Random House Australia)

The Paradise Trap by Catherine Jinks (Allen & Unwin)

It Began with a Tingle” by Thalia Kalkapsakis (Headspinners, Allen & Unwin)

The Coming of the Whirlpool by Andrew McGahan (Allen & Unwin)

City of Lies by Lian Tanner (Allen & Unwin)

CHILDREN’S FICTION (told primarily through pictures)

The Ghost of Annabel Spoon by Aaron Blabey (author and illustrator) (Penguin/ Viking Books)

Sounds Spooky by Christopher Cheng (author) and Sarah Davis (illustrator) (Random House Australia)

The Last Viking by Norman Jorgensen (author) and James Foley (illustrator) (Fremantle Press)

The Deep: Here be Dragons by Tom Taylor (author) and James Brouwer (illustrator) (Gestault Publishing)

Vampyre by Margaret Wild (author) and Andrew Yeo (illustrator) (Walker Books)

 A complete list of nominees can be found here.

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