And especially for my internatoinal friends … here are the list of winners and honour books for the Children’s Book Council Book of the Year awards announced yesterday. These are our country’s most influential kids book awards.
Book of the Year: Older Readers Tales from Outer Suburbia by Shaun Tan Honour Books Into White Silence by Anthony Eaton A Rose for the Anzac Boy by Jackie French
Book of the Year: Younger Readers Perry Angel’s Suitcase by Glenda Miollard and Stephen Michael King Honour Books: The Wish Pony by Catherine Bateson Then by Morris Gleitzman
Book of the Year: Early Childhood How to Heal a Broken Wing by Bob Graham Honour Books Leaf by Stephen Michael King Tom Tom by Rosemary Sullivan & Dee Huxley
Picture Book of the Year Collecting Colour by Kylie Dunstan Honour Books Home and Away by Matt Ottley & John Marsden The Big Little Book of Happy Sadness by Colin Thompson
Eve Pownall Award for Information Books: Alive in the Death Zone by Lincoln Hall Honour Books The Word Spy by Ursula Duborsarky & Tohby Riddle Simpson and his Donkey by Mark Greenwood & Frané Lessac.
A great article about the awards are in today’s Sydney Morning Herald … but it isn’t online yet … at least not that I can find. My comments later.
It was for these awards that I completed the Teacher’s Notes for e:lit.
More on the Carolinas later but Pam Vaughan (official photographer for the New England conference last weekend) has just sent me oodles and poodles of photos … so if you don’t want to see piccies of me in action – then look away now! There are photos of me with friends, of me panelling, photos […]