Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards – 2015 Winners Announced!

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Do these awards sound familiar to you? It’s probably because you’ve read most of the winners as a kid (or to your own children!) thanks to their shiny round stickers:

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Whether the sticker was Silver, Blue or Bronze – you knew you’d be in for a good read.

Today the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) announced their 2015 winners, so if you’re young or just young at heart, it’s time to prepare your bookshelves…

From the CBCA Website:

Older Readers

NOTE: These books may be for mature readers.

Winner
The Protected, Claire Zorn

Honour Books
Nona & Me, Clare Atkins
The Minnow, Diana Sweeney

Younger Readers

NOTE: These books are intended for independent younger readers.

Winner
The Cleo Stories: The Necklace and the Present, Libby Gleeson & Freya Blackwood

Honour Books
Two Wolves, Tristan Bancks
Withering-by-Sea: a Stella Montgomery Intrigue, Judith Rossell

Early Childhood

NOTE: Intended for children in the pre-reading to early reading stages.

Winner
Go to Sleep, Jessie!, Libby Gleeson & Freya Blackwood

Honour Books
Scary Night, Lesley Gibbes & Stephen Michael King
Noni the Pony goes to the Beach, Alison Lester

Picture Books

NOTE: Intended for an audience ranging from birth to 18 years. Some books may be for mature readers.

Winner
My two Blankets, Irena Kobald & Freya Blackwood

Honour Books
One Minute’s Silence, David Metzenthen & Michael Camilleri
The Stone Lion, Margaret Wild & Ritva Voutila

Eve Pownall Award for Information Books

NOTE: Intended for an audience ranging from birth to 18 years. Some books may be for mature readers.

Winner
A-Z of Convicts in Van Diemen’s Land, Simon Barnard

Honour Books
Tea and Sugar Christmas, Jane Jolly & Robert Ingpen
Audacity: Stories of Heroic Australians in Wartime, Carlie Walker

Congratulations to all the winners and honour books! And a special congratulations to our Writing Picture Books presenter Judith Rossell – this year has seen her scoop many an award for her book Withering-by-Sea. Find out more about Judith’s journey by listening to us interview her on our podcast So you want to be a writer.


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