Friday, August 20, 2010


The Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) is a not-for-profit organisation that promotes quality Australian Books. The annual Book Week is launched each year with the announcement of the Children's Book of the Year award winners.
Each year I wait impatiently to hear of the award winners. I like to purchase the books as gifts for babies born in that year, as I believe they make meaningful keepsakes.

If you have children in primary school, you are probably already aware that over the past few months children have spent many sessions in their school library reading the short-listed books and completing activities based on the books. You might like to have a discussion with your child about which book they would have granted as 'Book of the Year'.

The actual winners were announced at midday today, marking the start of Book Week 2010.

Congratulations to the following awards winners and to the honour books and all short-listed nominees.

Early Childhood Book of the Year 2010
'Bear and Chook by the Sea' by Lisa Shanahan and illustrated by Emma Quay (Lothian Children's Books, Hachette)

Young Readers Book of the Year 2010
'Darius Bell and the Glitter Pool' by Odo Hirsch (Allen & Unwin)

Picture Book of the Year 2010
'The Hero of Little Street' by Gregory Rogers (Allen & Unwin)

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