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CBC Book of the Year Award 2010

The winners of the Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Award 2010 have been announced.

For older readers the winners are:

Winner – Jarvis 24 by David Metzenthen

Honour book – The winds of heaven by Judith Clark

Honour book – A small free kiss in the dark by Glends Millard


Younger Readers:

Winner – Darius Bell and the glitter pool by Odo Hirsch

Honour Book – Running with the horses by Alison Lester

Honour Book – Pearl versus the world by Sally Murphy


Picture Book of the Year:

Winner – The hero of Little Street by Gregory Rogers

Honour Book – Isabella’s garden by Rebecca Cool

Honour Book – Fox and fine feathers by Narelle Oliver



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Google …….more

Are you aware that Google has lots to offer apart from web and image searches?

Google Books – not only can you keep a record of all the books that you read, but it is possible to get the full text of thousands of books to read online. Classics, espcially, are well represented here. Also available are text books, magazines, cookery books, computer books etc.

Google News – up-to-date news reports from a range of print sources, both Australian and international

Google News Timeline is a web application that organizes search results chronologically. It allows users to view news and other data sources on a browsable, graphical timeline. Available data sources include recent and historical news, scanned newspapers and magazines, blog posts, sports scores, and information about various types of media, like music albums and movies.

Google Scholar – for more scholarly searches on books, articles, websites – including citations.

Google Sketchup –  Google SketchUp is software that you can use to create 3D models of anything you like. You can build models from scratch, or you can download what you need. People all over the world share what they’ve made on the Google 3D Warehouse. It’s a huge, searchable repository of models, and it’s free.

Google Maps –  not just maps of countries and places around the world, but how to get directions from one nominated place to another.

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