Here it is - just found it on the CBCA web site a short time ago. I've read some of the books on the older readers list and one on the younger readers list. My personal favourite of the former is Doug McLeod's book, but I suspect it's too over-the-top to win in this particular award. This, of course, is a personal opinion and I will be delighted to be proven wrong - no abuse, please, if you disagree! We're civilized here.
If you've read any of these books, please do put in a comment about it. I mean to do something at my school about reading and voting, if I get the chance to work on it and I can get the other teachers involved. If I can work out how to do book trailers myself I might even run a book trailer competition and see if we can enter the Random House one.
I might even run a competition on this site, with a prize for anyone who correctly chooses the winner, giving reasons why they think it will or should win. Watch this space.
Crowley, Cath:Graffiti Moon. Pan Macmillan Australia
Hartnett, Sonya: The Midnight Zoo. Viking Books, Penguin Group (Australia)
Horniman, Joanne: About a Girl. Allen & Unwin
MacLeod, Doug: The Life of a Teenage Body- Snatcher. Penguin Books, Penguin Group (Australia)
Marchetta, Melina: The Piper’s Son. Penguin Books, Penguin Group (Australia)
Wood, Fiona: Six Impossible Things. Pan Macmillan Australia
Book of the Year: Younger Readers. Intended for independent younger readers.
Bauer, Michael Gerard: Just a Dog. Omnibus Books, Scholastic Australia
Bongers, Christine: Henry Hoey Hobson. Woolshed Press, Random House Australia
Branford, Anna Ill. Sarah Davis: Violet Mackerel’s Brilliant Plot. Walker Books Australia
Carmody, Isobelle: The Red Wind. Viking Books, Penguin Group (Australia)
McKinlay, Meg Ill. Leila Rudge: Duck for a Day. Walker Books Australia
Murphy, Sally Ill. Rhian Nest James: Toppling. Walker Books Australia
Book of the Year: Early Childhood. Intended for children in the pre-reading to early reading stages.
Champion, Tom Niland & Niland, Kilmeny Ill. Deborah Niland: The Tall Man and the Twelve Babies. Allen & Unwin
Dubosarsky, Ursula Ill. Mitch Vane. The Deep End. Puffin Books, Penguin Group (Australia)
Lester, Alison: Noni the Pony. Allen & Unwin
Niland, Deborah: It’s Bedtime, William!. Viking Books, Penguin Group (Australia)
Norrington, Leonie Ill. Dee Huxley: Look See, Look at Me!. Allen & Unwin
Ormerod, Jan Ill. Freya Blackwood: Maudie and Bear. Little Hare Books
Picture Book of the Year. Intended for an audience ranging from birth to 18 years. (Some books may be for mature readers)
Baker, Jeannie: Mirror. Walker Books
Bancroft, Bronwyn: Why I Love Australia. Little Hare Books
Greenberg, Nikki: Hamlet. Allen & Unwin
Kane, Kim Ill. Lucia Masciullo: Family Forest. Hardie Grant Egmont
McKimmie, Chris: Two Peas in a Pod. Allen & Unwin
Riddle, Tohby: My Uncle’s Donkey. Viking Books, Penguin Group (Australia)
Eve Pownall Award for Information Books Intended for an audience ranging from birth to 18 years. (Some books may be for mature readers)
Brasch, Nicolas: Theme Parks, Playgrounds and Toys. Macmillan Education Australia
Brooks, Ron: Drawn from the Heart: A Memoir. Allen & Unwin
Davidson, Leon: Zero Hour: The Anzacs on the Western Front. The Text Publishing Company
Dubosarsky, Ursula Illustrated by Tohby Riddle: The Return of the Word Spy. Viking, Penguin Group (Australia)
Lloyd, Alison Illustrated by Terry Denton :Wicked Warriors & Evil Emperors: The True Story of the Fight for Ancient China
Puffin Books, Penguin Group (Australia)
One Arm Point Remote Community School: Our World: Bardi Jaawi: Life at Ardiyooloon. Magabala Books