2009 Children's Book Council of Australia Awards Shortlists

The shortlists for the 2009 Children's Book Council of Australia Awards have been announced. The winners of these awards will be announced on 21 August - yes, nearly five months off.

Book of the Year - Older Readers
Monster Blood Tattoo Book Two: Lamplighter, D.M. Cornish (Omnibus Books, Scholastic Australia)
Into White Silence, Anthony Eaton (Woolshed Press, Random House Australia)
A Rose for the Anzac Boys, Jackie French (HarperCollinsPublishers)
Finnikin of the Rock, Melina Marchetta (Viking, Penguin Group Australia)
Kill the Possum, James Maloney (Penguin Group Australia)
Tales from Outer Suburbia, Shaun Tan (Allen & Unwin)

Book of the Year - Younger Readers
The Wish Pony Woolshed Press, Catherine Bateson (Random House Australia
Polar Boy, Sandy Fussell (Walker Books)
Then, Morris Gleitzman (Viking, Penguin Group Australia)
Audrey of the Outback, Chrsitine Harris and illus. Ann James (Little Hare Books)
Perry Angel's Suitcase, Glenda Millard and illus. Stephen Michael King (ABC Books)
The Wizard of Rondo, Emily Rodda (Omnibus Books, Scholastic Australia)

Book of the Year - Early Childhood
How to Heal a Broken Wing, Bob Graham (Walker Books)
Leaf, Stephen Michael King (Scholastic Australia)
Special Kev, Chris McKimmie (Allen & Unwin)
Applesauce and the Christmas Miracle, Glenda Millard and illus. Stephen Michael King (ABC Books)
Tom Tom, Rosemary Sullivan and illus. Dee Huxley (Working Title Press)
Puffling, Margaret Wild and illus. Julie Vivas (Omnibus Books, Scholastic Australia)

Book of the Year - Picture Book
Sunday Chutney, Aaron Blabey (Viking, Penguin Group Australia)
Collecting Colour, Kylie Dunstan (Lothian Children's Books, Hachette)
Home and Away Matt Ottley and text John Marsden (Lothian Children's Books, Hachette)
Nobody Owns the Moon, Tohby Riddle (Viking, Penguin Group Australia)
Captain Congo and the Crocodile King Greg Holfeld and text Ruth Starke (Working Title Press)
The Big Little Book of Happy Sadness, Colin Thompson (Random House Australia)

Book of the Year - Eve Pownall Award for Information Books
The Word Spy, Ursula Dubosarsky and illus.Tohby Riddle (Viking, Penguin Group Australia)
Simpson and his Donkey, Mark Greenwood and illus. Frane Lessac (Walker Books)
Alive in the Death Zone, Lincoln Hall (Random House Australia)
Chicken: the Story of Chicken in Australia, Catriona Nicholls and Janet Paterson and illus. Rod Waller (Kondinin Group)
Tuart Dwellers, Jan Ramage and illus. Ellen Hickman (Department of Environment and Conservation, WA)
Every Picture Tells a Story: Adventures in Australian Art, John Ross and Anna Booth (Craftsman House, Thames & Hudson, Australia)

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