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Jul 09 2018

CBCA short lists 2018

The Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) today announced the Short List for the 2018 CBCA Book of the Year Awards.

Book of the Year: Older Readers short list
Archbold, Charlie MALLEE BOYS
Black, Cally IN THE DARK SPACES
Crowley, Cath and Howell, Simmone and Wood, Fiona TAKE THREE GIRLS
Harry, Pip BECAUSE OF YOU
Keil, Melissa THE SECRET SCIENCE OF MAGIC
Wakefield, Vikki BALLAD FOR A MAD GIRL

Book of the Year: Younger Readers short list
Carnavas, Peter THE ELEPHANT
MacDibble, Bren HOW TO BEE
Murray, Martine HENRIETTA AND THE PERFECT NIGHT
Murray, Martine MARSH AND ME
Rodda, Emily THE SHOP AT HOOPERS BEND
Shanahan, Lisa THE GRAND, GENIUS SUMMER OF Henry Hoobler

Book of the Year: Early Childhood
Bauer, Michael Gerard (Illus. by Chrissie Krebs) RODNEY LOSES IT!
Cummings, Phil (Illus. by Shane Devries) BOY
Fox, Mem (Illus. by Ronojoy Ghosh) I'M AUSTRALIAN TOO
Guest, Patrick (Illus. by Jonathan Bentley) THE SECOND SKY
Lester, Alison THE VERY NOISY BABY
Shanahan, Lisa (Illus. by Binny) HARK, It's me Ruby Lee

Picture Book of the Year short list
Anelli, Liz (Text by Carole Wilkinson) TEN POUND POM
Blackwood, Freya THE GREAT RABBIT CHASE
Bunting, Philip MOPOKE
Perkins, Gwyn A WALK IN THE BUSH
Spudvilas, Anne SWAN LAKE
Walker, Anna FLORETTE

Eve Pownall Award short list

Ben-Barak, Idan (Illus. by Julian Frost) DO NOT LICK THIS BOOK
Dickon, John (Illus. by Bern Emmerichs) M IS FOR MUTINY! HISTORY BY ALPHABET
Hendry, Lorna LEFT AND RIGHT
Hope, Charles THE BIG BOOK OF ANTARCTICA
Mason, Prue & Kerry (Illus. by Tom Jellet) AMAZING AUSTRALIANS IN THEIR FLYING MACHINES
Saxby, Claire (Illus. by Julie Vivas) KOALA

Crichton Award for New Illustrators short list
Shirvington, Patrick CAN YOU FIND ME?
McKinnon, Heidi I JUST ATE MY FRIEND
Bunting, Philip MOPOKE
Nielsen, Christopher ONCE UPON AN ABC
To, Vivienne THE SLOTH WHO CAME TO STAY
Cai, Rovina TINTINNABULA