Children's Book of the Year Awards Shortlist for 2007

The Children’s Book Council of Australia has announced the Children’s Book of the Year Awards Shortlist for 2007.  They have five categories they give awards in:  Older Readers, Younger Readers, Early Childhood, Picture Book and Information Book.

Older Readers:

Don’t Call Me Ishmael! by Michael Gerard Bauer. (Coming in September 2007)
One Whole and Perfect Day by Judith Clarke (available in US)
Monster Blood Tattoo: Foundling by D.M. Cornish (available in US)
The Red Shoe by Ursula Dubosarsky (Coming in May 2007)
Red Spikes by Margo Lanagan (Coming in October 2007)
My Big Birkett by Lisa Shanahan (not available yet)

Younger Readers:

Being Bee by Catherine Bateson (not available yet)
The Tuckshop Kid by Pat Flynn (not available yet)
Macbeth and Son by Jackie French (not available yet)
The Cat on the Mat Is Flat by Andy Griffiths (Coming in August 2007)
Bird & Sugar Boy by Sofie Laguna (not available yet)
Layla, Queen of Hearts by Glenda Millard (not available yet)

Early Childhood:

Grandpa and Thomas and the Green Umbrella by Pamela Allen. (not available yet)
Doodledum Dancing by Meredith Costain. (not available yet)
Ella Kazoo Will Not Brush Her Hair by Lee Fox. (not available yet)
Amy & Louis by Libby Gleeson. (not available yet)
Eight by Lyn Lee. (not available yet)
Chatterbox by Margaret Wild. (not available yet)

Picture Book:

Brian Banana Duck Sunshine Yellow by Chris McKimmie. (Coming in July 2007)
Home by Narelle Oliver. (not available yet)
Water Witcher by Jan Ormerod. (not available yet)
The Rainbirds by Sally Rippin. (not available yet)
Woolvs in the Sitee by Anne Spudvilas. (not available yet)
The Arrival by Shaun Tan. (Coming in October 2007)

Eve Pownall Award for Information Books:

Red haze: Australians & New Zealanders in Vietnam by Leon Davidson. (not available yet)
Queenie: one elephant’s story by Corinne Fenton. (not available yet)
Amazing facts about Australian dinosaurs by Scott Hocknull. (not available yet)
All cats have Asperger Syndrome by Kathy Hoopmann. (available)
The penguin book: birds in suits by Mark Norman. (not available yet)
Leaf litter by Rachel Tonkin. (not available yet)