CBCA Awards 2013

We are very lucky to live in a country where authors, illustrators and publishers are dedicated to producing quality literature for young people. The Children’s Book Council of Australia celebrates this with their annual awards, and have recently announced this year’s winners. By all accounts it was difficult to decide due to the number of wonderful books on the shortlists! The winners are:

Older Readers

Winner: Sea Hearts by Margo Lanagan

Honour: The Ink Bridge by Neil Grant

Honour: Friday Brown by Vikki Wakefield

Younger Readers

Winner: The Children of the King by Sonya Hartnett

Honour: Pennies for Hitler by Jackie French

Honour: The Tender Moments of Saffron Silk by Glenda Millard, illustrated by Stephen Michael King

Early Childhood

Winner: The Terrible Suitcase by Emma Allen, illustrated by Freya Blackwood

Honour: With Nan by Tania Cox, illustrated by Karen Blair

Honour: Too Many Elephants in This House by Ursula Dubosarsky, illustrated by Andrew Joyner

Picture Book

Winner: The Coat by Ron Brooks and Julie Hunt

Honour: Herman and Rosie by Gus Gordon

Honour: Sophie Scott Goes South by Alison Lester

Eve Pownall Book of the Year

Winner: Tom the Outback Mailman by Kristin Weidenbach, illustrated by Timothy Ide

Honour: Lyrebird! A True Story by Jackie Kerin, illustrated by Peter Gouldthorpe

Honour: Topsy-Turvy World: How Australian Animals Puzzled Early Explorers by Kirsty Murray

Well done to all the winners!

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