Winners and Honours

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.

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