CBCA Book Awards 2014 ~ Shortlist

CBCA Book Awards 2014 ~ ShortlistDrumroll pleeeease!!

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

The First Third – Kostakis, Will

Fairytales for Wilde Girls – Near, Allyse

Wildlife – Wood, Fiona

The Sky so Heavy – Zorn, Claire

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 PursuitCatherine 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

Banjo and Ruby Red – Gleeson, Libby, Ill. Freya Blackwood

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

The Treasure BoxBlackwood, Freya, Text. Margaret Wild

King PigBland, Nick

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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