The Children’s Book Council of Australia has announced the short lists for their Book of the Year Awards.  There are five categories in the awards and the council also announces notables each year.  Here are the short lists:

OLDER READERS

Fairytales for Wilde Girls The First Third The Incredible Here and Now

Fairytales for Wilde Girls by Allyse Near

The First Third by Will Kostakis

The Incredible Here and Now by Felicity Castagna

16119664 The Sky So Heavy Wildlife

Life in Outer Space by Melissa Keil

The Sky So Heavy by Claire Zorn

Wildlife by Fiona Wood

 

YOUNGER READERS

A Very Unusual Pursuit (City of Orphans, #1) Light Horse Boy My Life as an Alphabet

City of Orphans: A Very Unusual Pursuit by Catherine Jinks (In US, published as How to Catch a Bogle)

Light Horse Boy by Dianne Wolfer, illustrated by Brian Simmonds

My Life as an Alphabet by Barry Jonsberg (In US, published as The Categorical Universe of Candice Phee)

Song for a Scarlet Runner Violet Mackerel's Possible Friend

Song for a Scarlet Runner by Julie Hunt

Violet Mackerel’s Possible Friend by Anna Branford, illustrated by Sarah Davis

 

EARLY CHILDHOOD

Baby Bedtime 18751291

Baby Bedtime by Mem Fox, illustrated by Emma Quay

Banjo and Ruby Red by Libby Gleeson, illustrated by Freya Blackwood

Granny Grommet and Me I'm a Dirty Dinosaur

Granny Grommet and Me by Dianne Wolfer, illustrated by Karen Blair

I’m a Dirty Dinosaur by Janeen Brian, illustrated by Ann James

19320490 The Swap

Kissed by the Moon by Alison Lester

The Swap by Jan Ormerod, illustrated by Andrew Joyner

 

PICTURE BOOK (Illustrations)

King Pig Parachute

King Pig by Nick Bland

Parachute by Matt Ottley, text by Danny Parker

Rules of Summer The Silver Button

Rules of Summer by Shaun Tan

The Silver Button by Bob Graham

The Treasure Box the-windy-farm

The Treasure Box by Freya Blackwood, text by Margaret Wild

The Windy Farm by Craig Smith, text by Doug MacLeod

 

EVE POWNALL AWARD FOR INFORMATION BOOKS

Ice, Wind, Rock : Douglas Mawson in the Antarctic - Peter Gouldthorpe Jandamarra 

Ice, Wind, Rock by Peter Gouldthorpe

Jandamarra by Mark Greenwood, illustrated by Terry Denton

Jeremy 17674558

Jeremy by Christopher Faille, illustrated by Danny Snell

Meet Captain Cook by Rae Murdie, illustrated by Chris Nixon

Welcome to My Country Yoko's Diary

Welcome to My Country by Laklak Burarrwanga and Family

Yoko’s Diary: The Life of a Young Girl in Hiroshima during WWII edited by Paul Ham