CBC Book of the Year Award – Shortlist

It’s that time of the year again when the Children’s Book Council of Australia announce their shortlist for the Book of the Year Awards. How many did you predict? There are plenty of old favourites here, in fact, no new authors in the Older and Younger Readers sections. Winners will be announced on Friday 15th. August.



Book of the Year: Older Readers

French, Jackie Pharaoh: the boy who conquered the Nile

Hartnett, Sonya The Ghost’s Child

Heffernan, John Marty’s Shadow

McDonald, Meme Love like Water

Metzenthen, David Black Water

Norrington, Leonie Leaving Barrumbi

Book of the Year: Younger Readers

Clark, Sherryl Sixth Grade Style Queen (not!)

French, Jackie The Shaggy Gully Times

Hirsch, Odo Amelia Dee and the Peacock Lamp

Metzenthen, David Winning the World Cup

Rodda, Emily The Key to Rondo

Wilkinson, Carole Dragon Moon

the full list can be found at http://cbca.org.au

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