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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.

Little Cat and the Big Red Bus

By: Jane Godwin and Anna Walker

Little Cat catches the bus home from school everyday with her big sister. It is always the same, the bus goes and stops and eventually her sister tells her it’s time to get off. Cat is the smallest person on the bus so doesn’t get to sit in the special seat up front or with the big kids her sister sits with. Then one day her sister is sick and Little Cat has to catch the bus on her own.

A charming little slice of life story. Cat’s story is simply told, yet full of detail and easily relatable. The illustrations are simple and inspire whimsy, it manages to take you back to a simpler time.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd

Published: 31 May 2010

Format: Paperback 32 pages

Categories: General

ISBN 13: 9780143504122 

Purchase: here or use the banner on the side of the page to go to Booktopia

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