Wooh! Wooh! Wooh! for Kate Constable whose book Winter of Grace (part of the Girlfriend Fiction series) is in a photo-finish with Christine Harris's Audrey Goes to Town in the biennial Children's Peace Literature Award.*
*Congratulations to all short-listed authors (which includes Kate's co-rider-in-a-forthcoming-Girlfriend-Fiction Penni Russon and Girlfriend Fiction stablemate Barry Jonsberg).
** The Deutsche Jugendliteraturpreis had a distinctly Australian flavour to it this year with Marcus Zusak getting his nose in front for the Youth Jury prize.