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2014 Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Awards

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This week is Children’s Book Week, and to mark the occasion, the 2014 Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Book of the Year Awards were announced last Friday 15 August.

The winners and honour books in each of the categories are:

Older Readers

Winner

  • Wildlife (Fiona Wood, Pan) 

Honour books

  • Fairytales for Wilde Girls (Allyse Near, Random House)
  • The Sky So Heavy (Claire Zorn, UQP)

Younger Readers

Winner

  • A Very Unusual Pursuit (Catherine Jinks, A&U) 

Honour books

  • My Life as an Alphabet (Barry Jonsberg, A&U)
  • Light Horse Boy (Dianne Wolfer, illus by Brian Simmonds, Fremantle Press)

Early Childhood

Winner

  • The Swap (Jan Ormerod, illus by Andrew Joyner, Little Hare)

Honour books

  • I’m a Dirty Dinosaur (Janeen Brian, illus by Ann James, Viking)
  • Banjo and Ruby Red (Libby Gleeson, illus by Freya Blackwood, Little Hare)

Picture Book of the Year

Winner

  • Rules of Summer (Shaun Tan, Lothian)

Honour books

  • King Pig (Nick Bland, Scholastic Press)
  • Silver Buttons (Bob Graham, Walker Books)

Eve Pownall Award for Information Books

Winner

  • Jeremy (Christopher Faille, illus by Danny Snell, Working Title Press)

Honour books

  • Welcome to My Country (Laklak Burarrwanga and family, A&U)
  • Ice, Wind, Rock (Peter Gouldthorpe, Lothian)

Crichton Award for New Illustrators

Winner

  • Big Red Kangaroo (Claire Saxby, illus by Graham Byrne, Walker Books).
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