2018 Prime Minister’s Awards

The winners of the Australian Prime Minister’s Awards have been announced. They are some of the most prestigious of the Australian book awards and carry a large monetary prize as well. Here are the winners and short listed titles for the youth categories:

CHILDREN’ S LITERATURE WINNER

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Pea Pod Lullaby by Glenda Millard and Stephen Michael King

 

CHILDREN’ S LITERATURE SHORT LIST

Feathers Figgy Takes the City

Feathers by Phil Cummings and Phil Lesnie
Figgy Takes the City by Tamsin Janu

Hark, It's me, Ruby Lee! Storm whale
Hark, It’s Me, Ruby Lee! by Lisa Shanahan and Binny Talib
Storm Whale by Sarah Brennan and Jane Tanner

 

YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE WINNER

This is My Song

This is My Song by Richard Yaxley

 

YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE SHORT LIST

Living on Hope Street My Lovely Frankie

Living on Hope Street by Demet Divaroren
My Lovely Frankie by Judith Clarke

Ruben - Bruce Whatley The Ones That Disappeared
Ruben by Bruce Whatley
The Ones that Disappeared by Zana Fraillon

This Week’s Tweets

Here are the items I shared on Twitter this week:

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CHILDREN’S BOOKS

2018 Buckeye Children’s and Teen Book Awards – State Library of Ohio

His bestselling book Guess How Much I Love You is only 400 words long but took six months to complete… –

Independent – Something for every bookworm: Top 50 children’s books of the year –

“The magic really comes to life.” Stack Overflow: Get Into the Holiday Spirit With These 7 Picture Books via

Moms start companies to fill demand for Spanish-language children’s books

NYPL’s 2018 Best Books for Kids

School Library Journal’s Top 10 Graphic Novels | 2018

The Story Of Barefoot Books And Its Mission To Nurture Young Readers

This is the most important lesson to teach your child if you want them to succeed

Understanding Immigration and the Refugee Experience through Picture Books

LIBRARIES

Appreciating the ‘powerful good’ of the public library

Denver Public Library nixes overdue fines to increase visits

Should Book Choices Be Private? Harold Washington Library Patron Calls For Change

TEEN LIT

14 Young Adult Authors Reveal Their Favorite YA Books Of The Year

BookRiot – 5 Hugely Underrated Diverse YA Fantasy Books

BookRiot – The Best Queer Books of 2018

Bustle – These Are The 25 YA Books From 2018 That Every Bustle Reader Should Pick Up

In Love With Teen Lit: Remembering The ‘Paperback Crush’ Of The ’80s And ’90s

NYPL’s 2018 Best Books for Teens

Paste’s 30 Best Young Adult Novels of 2018

Victoria Schwab’s City of Ghosts to Be Adapted for Television