May 20 2014

CBCA 2014 Book of the Year shortlists

The CBCA has announced its shortlists and notable books.

Early Childhood Short List

Janeen Brian & Ann James (Ill) I'm a dirty dinosaur Puffin Books
Mem Fox & Emma Quay (Ill) Baby Bedtime Viking Penguin Group
Libby Gleeson & Freya Blackwood (Ill) Banjo and Ruby Red Little Hare
Alison Lester Kissed by the moon Viking Penguin Group
Jan Omerod & Andrew Joyney (Ill) The Swap Little Hare
Dianne Wolfer & Karen BLair (Ill) Granny Grommet and me Walker Books

Book of the Year: Younger Readers Short List

Anna Bradford & Sarah David (Ill) Violet Mackerel's possible friend Walker Books
Julie Hunt Song for a scarlet runner Allen & Unwin
Catherine Jinks City of Orphans: A very unusual pursuit Allen & Unwin
Barry Jonsberg My life as an alphabet Allen & Unwin
Dianne Wolfer & Brian Simmonds (Ill) Light horse boy Fremantle Press

Book of the Year: Older Readers Short List

Felicity Castagna The incredible here and now Giramondo Publishing
Melissa Keil Life in outer space Hardie Grant Egmont
Will Kostakis The first third Penguin Group
Allyse Near Fairytales for wilde girls  Random House
Fiona Wood Wildlife Pan Macmillan
Claire Zorn The sky so heavy University of Qld Press

Picture Book of the Year Short List

Freya Blackwood & Margaret Wild (text) The treasure box Puffin Books
Nick Bland King Pig Scholastic Press
Bob Graham Silver Buttons Walker Books
Matt Ottley & Danny Parker (text) Parachute Little Hare
Craig Smith & Doug MacLeod The Windy Farm Working Title Press
Shaun Tan Rules of Summer Hachette Australia

Eve Pownall Award for Information Books Short List

Christopher Faille & Danny Snell (Ill) Jeremy Working Title press
Peter Gouldthorpe Ice, Wind, Rock Hachette Australia
Mark Greenwood & Terry Denton (Ill) Jandamarra Allen & Unwin
Paul Ham ed. Yoko's diary: The life of a young girl in Hiroshima HarperCollins
Laklak Burarrwanga & family Welcome to my country Allen & Unwin

Crichton Award for New Illustrators Short List
Graham Byrne & Claire Saxby (text) Big red kangaroo Walker Books
Andrew Cranna The Bloodhound boys book one: The great blood bank
Walker Books
Ben Sanders I've an Uncle Ivan Thomas& Hudson
David Snowdon & Danielle Wheeldon (text) The nerdy birdy Danielle Wheeldon & David Snowdon