30 March 2010

CBCA Shortlist 2010 - 10 million cheers!

Big big big congratulations to the Allen & Unwin authors shortlisted for the Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Awards 2010.

We are running around the House of Onion squealing like real guinea pigs. One Onion is using the news to propel herself up vast mountains*.

Because look look look:

Older Readers

The Winds of Heaven by Judith Clarke

Liar by Justine Larbalestier

A Small Free Kiss in the Dark by Glenda Millard

Younger Readers

Darius Bell and the Glitter Pool by Odo Hirsch

Picture Book of the Year

Mr Chicken Goes to Paris by Leigh Hobbs

To the Top End by Roland Harvey

The Hero of Little Street by Gregory Rogers

Eve Pownall Award

Maralinga - the Anangu Story by Yalata and Oak Valley Communities with Christobel Mattingley

Congratulations to all the other wonderful authors on the shortlist. Our books are in very fine company.

And more more more cheering for our authors on the list of Notable Books for 2010.

Little Bird by Penni Russon
Winter of Grace by Kate Constable
Worldshaker by Richard Harland
Cicada Summer by Kate Constable
10 Little Hermit Crabs by Lee Fox and Shane McG
Scarygirl by Nathan Jurevicius
Riding the Black Cockatoo by John Danalis

What a bumper crop - we are very pleased and proud.

* You can do it! You can do it! You can! Just channel the bravery of this man.

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