03 April 2012

CBCA Short List 2012

*jazz hands* 

tappity tapity tappity *shuffle-off-to-buffalo*

tappity tappity tappity *knee slide* 

tappity tappity tappity *big-Gene-Kelly-swing-around-a-lamppost finale* 


*jazz hands* 

That, people, was our Children's Book Council of Australia short list dance. And, let me tell you, it was hot. It was smokin' hot.

It was almost as hot as this lovely lovely list:

Older Readers:

The Golden Day by Ursula Dubosarsky

The Dead I Know by Scot Gardner

Younger Readers:

Crow Country by Kate Constable

Early Childhood:

That's Not a Daffodil! by Elizabeth Honey

Picture Books of the Year:

The Dream of the Thylacine by Margaret Wild & Ron Brooks

Eva Pownall Award for Information Books:

The Little Refugee by Anh Do, Suzanne Do & Bruce Whatley

Playground edited by Nadia Wheatley, illustrated by Ken Searle.

The Crichton Award for New Illlustrators

A Song for Lorkie by Dean Bowen & Jennifer Castles

Grumpy Little King by Michel Streich

Big big huge congratulations to all our clever authors and illustrators, and to everyone on the short lists and on the Notable Books lists for 2012.

We are so pleased and proud.

*jazz hands*


Bonnee Crawford said...

Looks like one heck of a list :) congrats to everyone on it.

Christina said...

Indeed an absolutely marvellous list...and a great dance ;-)