Children’s Book Council of Australia Short Lists

Here are the short lists for the 2011 CBCA Book  of the Year.  There are five different categories:

Older Readers


About a Girl by Joanne Horniman

Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley

The Life of a Teenage Body-Snatcher by Doug MacLeod


The Midnight Zoo by Sonya Hartnett (available in US in September 2011)

The Piper’s Son by Melina Marchetta (available in US)

Six Impossible Things by Fiona Wood


Younger Readers


Duck for a Day by Meg McKinlay, illustrated by Leila Rudge

Henry Hoey Hobson by Christine Bongers

Just a Dog by Michael Gerard Bauer


The Red Wind by Isobelle Carmody

Toppling by Sally Murphy, illustrated by Rhian Nest James

Violet Mackerel’s Brilliant Plot by Anna Branford, illustrated by Sarah Davis


Early Childhood


The Deep End by Ursula Dubosarsky, illustrated by Mitch Vane

It’s Bedtime, William! by Deborah Niland

Look See, Look at Me! by Leonie Norrington, illustrated by Dee Huxley


Maudie and Bear by Jan Ormerod, illustrated by Freya Blackwood

Noni the Pony by Alison Lester

The Tall Man and the Twelve Babies by Tom Niland Champion & Kilmeny Niland, illustrated by Deborah Niland


Picture Book


Family Forest by Lucia Masciullo, written by Kim Kane

Hamlet by Nikki Greenberg

Mirror by Jeannie Baker


My Uncle’s Donkey by Tohby Riddle

Two Peas in a Pod by Chris McKimmie

Why I Love Australia by Bronwyn Bancroft


Eve Pownall Award for Information Books


Drawn from the Heart: A Memoir by Ron Brooks

Our World: Bardi Jaawi: Life at Ardiyooloon

Return of the Word Spy by Ursula Dubosarsky, illustrated by Tohby Riddle


Theme Parks, Playgrounds and Toys by Nicolas Brasch

Wicked Warriors and Evil Emperors by Alison Lloyd, illustrated by Terry Denton

Zero Hour: The Anzacs on the Western Front by Leon Davidson