2008 CBCA Book of the Year Award Shortlists

The Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year shortlisted works were announced today.

Book of the Year: Older Readers
Black Water by David Metzenthen (Penguin)
The Ghost's Child by Sonya Hartnett (Viking)
Leaving Barrumbi by Leonie Norrington (Omnibus)
Love Like Water by Meme McDonald (A&U)
Marty's Shadow by John Heffernan (Omnibus)
Pharaoh: The Boy Who Conquered the Nile by Jackie French (A&R)

Book of the Year: Younger Readers
Amelia Dee and the Peacock Lamp by Odo Hirsch (A&U)
Dragon Moon by Carole Wilkinson (Black Dog Books)
The Key to Rondo by Emily Rodda (Omnibus)
The Shaggy Gully Times by Jackie French, illus by Bruce Whatley (A&R)
Sixth Grade Style Queen (Not!) by Sherryl Clark, illus by Elissa Christian (Puffin)
Winning the World Cup by David Metzenthen, illus by Stephen Axelsen (Puffin)

Book of the Year: Early Childhood
Cat by Mike Dumbleton, illus by Craig Smith (Working Title Press)
Lucy Goosey by Margaret Wild, illus by Ann James (Little Hare Books)
The Night Garden by Elise Hurst (ABC Books)
Pearl Barley and Charlie Parsley by Aaron Blabey (Viking)
Shhh! Little Mouse by Pamela Allen (Viking)
The Trouble with Dogs! by Bob Graham (Walker Books)

Picture Book of the Year
Dust by Colin Thompson and 13 other illustrators (ABC Books)
The Island by Armin Greder, A&U)
The Peasant Prince by Anne Spudvilas, text by Li Cunxin (Viking)
Requiem for a Beast by Matt Ottley, Lothian)
You and Me: Our Place by Dee Huxley, text by Leonie Norrington (Working Title Press)
Ziba Came on a Boat by Robert Ingpen, text by Liz Lofthouse (Viking)

Eve Pownall Award for Information Books
The Antarctica Book: Living in the Freezer by Mark Norman (Black Dog Books)
Australia's Deadly and Dangerous Animals by Michael Cermak (Steve Parish Publishing)
Girl Stuff: Your Full-on Guide to the Teen Years by Kaz Cooke (Viking)
Kokoda Track: 101 Days by Peter Macinnis (Black Dog Books)
Ned Kelly's Jerilderie Letter by Carole Wilkinson, illus by Dean Jones (Black Dog Books)
Parsley Rabbit's Book about Books by Frances Watts, illus by David Legge (ABC Books)

Crichton Award for New Illustrators
The Crow and the Waterhole by Ambelin Kwaymullina (Fremantle Press)
The Empty City by Jonathon Oxlade, text by David Megarrity (Lothian)
Ock Von Fiend by Luke Edwards (Omnibus)
Pearl Barley and Charlie Parsley by Aaron Blabey (Viking)
Santa's Aussie Holiday by Anna Walker, text by Maria Farrer (Scholastic)
The World According to Warren by Sonia Martinez, text by Craig Silvey (Fremantle Press)

The winners of the awards will be announced on Friday August 15, at the start of Children's Book Week.

[Thanks to Boomerang Books for the information.]

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