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Children's Book Council of Australia Awards Shortlist

Congratulations to author Libby Gleeson and illustrator Freya Blackwood for their book Clancy & Millie and the Very Fine House which is on the Book of the Year Early Childhood shortlist. Libby and Freya gave talks to schoolchildren at Orange City Library last year.

As you can see the Children's Book Council of Australia has announced their awards shortlist in a number of categories including Book of the Year for Older Readers, for Younger Readers, Early Childhood and Picture Book and the Eve Pownall Award for Information Books.

Here are the shortlisted books for Book of the Year – Older Readers:
(please note these books are for mature readers):
CHRISTOPHER, Lucy ~ Stolen
CLARKE, Judith ~ The Winds of Heaven
LARBALESTIER, Justine ~ Liar
METZENTHEN, David ~ Jarvis 24
MILLARD, Glenda ~ A Small Free Kiss in the Dark
TANGEY, Penny ~ Loving Richard Feynman
And Book of the Year – Younger Readers Short List 2010
(intended for independent younger readers):
FENSHAM, Elizabeth ~ Matty Forever
HIRSCH, Odo ~ Darius Bell and the Glitter Pool
LESTER, Alison ~ Running with the Horses
MCINTOSH, Fiona ~ The Whisperer
MURPHY, Sally and POTTER, Heather ~ Pearl Verses the World
STORER, Jen ~ Tensy Farlow and the Home for Mislaid Children

Book of the Year – Early Childhood Short List 2010
(Intended for children in the pre-reading to early reading stages)
BLAND, Nick ~ The Wrong Book
BOOTH, Christina ~ Kip
DUBOSARSKY, Ursula and JOYNER, Andrew ~ The Terrible Plop
GLEESON, Libby and BLACKWOOD, Freya ~ Clancy & Millie and the Very Fine House
SHANAHAN, Lisa and QUAY, Emma ~ Bear & Chook by the Sea
THOMPSON, Colin and DAVIS, Sarah ~ Fearless.

Check out the CBCA website for the complete list of shortlisted books http://cbca.org.au/ShortList.htm

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