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Childrens Book Council of Australia Book of the Year

May 07, 2013
Childrens Book Council of Australia Book of the Year

Some guaranteed page turners…

The world of children’s literature is alive with incredibly imaginative, cheeky and addictive reading and illustrations.

It is wonderful to see our little ones engrossed in a quality book; some of the strongest childhood memories can revolve around favourite titles, or time-out reading with loved ones.

The Children’s Book Council of Australia has now released its 2013 Book of the Year Short List and once again includes reads that are sure to make memories and become family favourites.

These annual lists are a terrific source for updating little people’s libraries with reputable and quality reads. There are two categories that have us especially excited, and our friends at The Little Bookroom in North Carlton can help you find all these titles below, and many more.

Stay tuned for the announcement of 2013 winners in August! 

Early Childhood Short List (intended for children in the pre-reading and early reading stages)

• ‘The Terrible Suitcase,’ written by Emma Allen and illustrated by Freya Blackwood
• ‘With Nan,’ written by Tania Cox and illustrated by Karen Blair
• ‘The Pros and Cons of being a Frog,’ by Sue DeGennaro
• ‘Too Many Elephants in this House,’ written by Ursula DuboSarsky and illustrated by Andrew Joyner
• ‘It’s a Miroocool!” written by Christine Harris and illustrated by Ann James
• ‘Peggy,’ by Anna Walker

Picture Book Short List (intended for audience from birth to 18 years; some books may be for mature readers only)

• ‘The Coat,’ illustrated by Ron Brooks, text by Julie Hunt
• ‘Tanglewood,’ illustrated by Vivienne Goodman, text by Margaret Wild
• ‘Herman and Rosie,’ by Gus Gordon
• ‘Sophie Scott Goes South,’ by Alison Lester
• ‘Lightning Jack,’ illustrated by Patricia Mullins, text by Glenda Millard
• ‘A Day to Remember,’ illustrated by Mark Wilson, text by Jackie French

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