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Thursday, 11 June 2009

The Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards 2009 Shortlist

Book of the Year: Older Readers

D. M. Cornish Monster Blood Tattoo Book 2 Lamplighter $24.99
Anthony Eaton Into White Silence $24.95
Jackie French A Rose for the Anzac Boys $15.99
Melina Marchetta Finnikin of the Rock $24.95
James Moloney Kill the Possum $19.95
Shaun Tan Tales from Outer Suburbia $35.00

Book of the Year: Younger Readers For independent young readers

Catherine Bateson The Wish Pony $15.95
Sandy Fussell Polar Boy $14.95
Morris Gleitzman Then $19.95
Christine Harris Illustrated by Ann James Audrey of the Outback $14.99
Glenda Millard Illustrated by Stephen Michael King Perry Angel’s Suitcase $14.95
Emily Rodda The Wizard of Rondo $32.99

Book of the Year: Early Childhood For children in pre-reading to early reading stages

Bob Graham How to Heal a Broken Wing $27.95
Stephen Michael King Leaf $19.99
Chris McKimmie Special Kev $29.95
Glenda Millard Illustrated by Stephen Michael King Applesauce and the Christmas Miracle $24.95
Rosemary Sullivan Illustrated by Dee Huxley Tom Tom $24.95
Margaret Wild Illustrated by Julie Vivas Puffling $27.99

Picture Book of the Year

Aaron Blabey Sunday Chutney $24.95
Kylie Dunstan Collecting Colour $28.99
Matt Ottley Written by John Marsden Home and Away $28.99
Tohby Riddle Nobody Owns The Moon $24.95
Greg Holfeld Written by Ruth Starke Captain Congo and the Crocodile King $24.95
Colin Thompson The Big Little Book of Happy Sadness $14.95

Eve Pownall Award for Information Books For audience age of birth to 18 years some books of mature content

Ursula Dubosarsky Illustrated by Tohby Riddle The Word Spy $24.95
Mark Greenwood Illustrated by Frané Lessac Simpson and his Donkey $27.95
Lincoln Hall Alive in the Death Zone $29.95
Catriona Nicholls & Janet Paterson The Workboot Series The Story of Chicken in Australia $26.95
Jan Ramage Illustrated Ellen Hickman Tuart Dwellers $26.95
John Ross & Anna Booth Every Picture Tells a Story: Adventures in Australia Art $29.95

Crichton Award for New Illustrators

Peter Carnavas Jessica’s Box $24.95
Moira Court Written by Elaine Forrestal Miss Llewellyn-Jones $16.95
Sarah Davis Written by J. R. Poulter Mending Lucille $28.99
M. S. Dawson How Weird Is That… $34.95
Kylie Dunstan Collecting Colour $28.99
Jo Oliver Pilgrim $24.95

Awards announced and presented on Friday 21st Augusta 2009 Children’s Book Week 22nd to 28th August 2009 Theme: Book Safari

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