The CBCA Book Awards shortlists for 2014 have been announced.
They provide a great vehicle for highlighting some great Aussie talent – don’t forget to have a browse of the notables too (there are some great ones in there).
Exciting to see a self-published book come into the New Illustrator Category. How cute does The Nerdy Bird look?!
6 books are shortlisted for each of the 5 categories, as follows;
CBCA Older Readers Shortlist 2014
The Incredible Here and Now – Castagna, Felicity
Life in Outer Space – Keil, Melissa
Wildlife – Wood, Fiona
CBCA Younger Readers Shortlist 2014
Violet Mackerel’s Possible Friend – Anna Branford
Song for a Scarlet Runner – Julie Hunt
City of Orphans: A Very Unusual Pursuit – Catherine Jinks
My Life as an Alphabet – Barry Jonsberg
Light Horse Boy – Dainne Wolfer
CBCA Early Childhood Shortlist 2014
I’m a Dirty Dinosaur – Brian, Janeen, Ill. Ann James
Baby Bedtime – Fox, Mem, Ill. Emma Quay
Kissed by the Moon – Alison Lester
The Swap – Ormerod, Jan, Ill. Andrew Joyner
Granny Grommet and Me – Wolfer, Dianne, Ill. Karen Blair
CBCA Picture Book of the Year Shortlist 2014
Silver Buttons – Graham, Bob
Parachute – Ottley, Matt, Text. Danny Parker
The Windy Farm – Smith, Craig, Text. Doug MacLeod
Rules of Summer – Tan, Shaun
CBCA Eve Pownall Award for Information Books 2014
Jeremy – Faille, Christopher, Ill. Danny Snell
Ice, Wind, Rock – Gouldthorpe, Peter
Jandamarra – Greenwood, Mark, Ill. Terry Denton
Yoko’s Diary : The Life of a Young Girl in Hiroshima – Ham, Paul ed
Meet… Captain Cook – Murdie, Rae, Ill. Chris Nixon
Welcome To My Country – Burarrwanga, Laklak and Family
CBCA Crichton Award for New Illustrators 2014
Big Red Kangaroo – Byrne, Graham, Text Saxby, Claire
The Bloodhound Boys Book 1: The Great Blood Bank Robbery – Cranna, Andrew
I’ve An Uncle Ivan – Sanders, Ben
The Nerdy Birdy – Snowdon, David, Text Wheeldon, Danielle
And now? Tell me your personal favourites in the review section below.
The winners will be announced by the CBCA on the 16th August 2014.
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