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Monday, April 02, 2012

The CBCA Shortlist 2012

Okay, here it is, from the web site, but here's the link if you want it for more general browsing:

Which of them have I read? Not a lot this year. I meant to read the Dubosarsky one, but was sidetracked. I did read the first Ishmael book and very funny it was too, hope this one is as good! The McGahan book was one of the manuscripts Allen and Unwin sent my school last year for the book club students to read, but all I had time to do was hand them out, so - not that one either. I've read Crow Country and Brotherband, both of which I enjoyed very much. The Kate Constable book is doing very well in my library by word of mouth - the Year 7 and 8 girls are recommending it to each other, along with Cicada Summer. The boys are reading her Chanters of Tremaris books, but not these ones. Oddly, I haven't been able to "sell" Brotherband, although the Ranger's Apprentice series is very popular, or has been in the past.

We do have Fromelles but nobody seems to have read it yet, including me (embarrassed squeak!). Time to go hunting at my local Reading's and see what I can pick up for myself, no time to go shopping for the library till I get back. And I don't know if I can get a student reader to help me this year, we'll have to see. The Older Reader titles don't look like their cup of tea. Better go see if they're mine. ;-)

Older Readers Short List 2012

Bauer, Michael Gerard
Ishmael and the Hoops of Steel
Omnibus Books, Scholastic Australia

Condon, Bill
A Straight Line to my Heart
Allen & Unwin

Ursula Dubosarsky
The Golden Day
Allen & Unwin

Gardner, Scot
The Dead I Know
Allen & Unwin

McGahan, Andrew
Ship Kings: The Coming of the Whirlpool
Allen & Unwin

Newton, Robert
When We Were Two
Penguin Books, Penguin Group (Australia)

These books are for mature readers

Younger Readers Short List 2012

Constable, Kate
Crow Country
Allen & Unwin

Flanagan, John
Brotherband: The Outcasts
Random House Australia

French, Jackie
Nanberry: Black Brother White
Angus & Robertson Harper Collins Publishers

Green, Susan
The Truth About Verity Sparks
Walker Books Australia

Rodda, Emily
The Golden Door
Omnibus Books, Scholastic Australia

Rodda, Emily
Omnibus Books, Scholastic Australia

Intended for independent younger readers.

Early Childhood Short List 2012
Bland, Nick
Ill. Freya Blackwood
The Runaway HugScholastic Press, Scholastic Australia
Hartnett, Sonya
Ill. Lucia Masciullo
Come Down, Cat!Puffin Books, Penguin Group (Australia)
Honey, ElizabethThat’s Not a Daffodil!Allen & Unwin
Jorgensen, Norman
Ill. James Foley
The Last VikingFremantle Press
McKinlay, Meg
Ill. Leila Rudge
No BearsWalker Books Australia
Quay, EmmaRudie NudieABC Books, HarperCollins
Intended for children in the pre-reading to early reading stages.
Picture Book Short List 2012
Blackwood, Freya
Text. Libby Gleeson
Look, a Book!Little Hare Books, Hardie Grant Egmont
Brooks, Ron
Text. Margaret Wild
The Dream of the ThylacineAllen & Unwin
Cool, Rebecca
Text. Glenda Millard
For All CreaturesWalker Books Australia
Graham, BobA Bus Called HeavenWalker Books
Rudge, Leila
Text. Meg McKinlay
No BearsWalker Books Australia
Whatley, Bruce
Text. Jackie French
FloodScholastic Press, Scholastic Australia
Intended for an audience ranging from birth to 18 years range (Some books may be for mature readers).

Eve Pownall Award for Information Books Short list 2012
Do, Anh & Do, Suzanne
Ill. Bruce Whatley
The Little RefugeeAllen & Unwin
Lester, Alison & Tulloch, CoralOne Small Island: The Story of Macquarie IslandPenguin Group (Australia)
Queensland Art GallerySurrealism for KidsQueensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art
Wignell, Edel
Ill. Mark Jackson
Bilby SecretsWalker Books Australia
Wilkinson, CaroleFromelles: Australia's Bloodiest Day at WarBlack Dog Books
Wheatley, Nadia (Ed)
Ill. Ken Searle
PlaygroundAllen & Unwin
Intended for an audience ranging from birth to 18 years. (Some books may be for mature readers).

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