The CBCA 2009 Short List announced

The CBCA (Children’s Book Council of Australia) Short List was released a month ago. The books included in each of the categories is decided at the Judges’ Conference after extensive discussion and by a secret ballot by the Judges. The Short List usually has six titles in each category. The categories are: Older Readers, Younger Readers, Early Childhood, Picture Books and Eve Pownall.

Book of the Year – Older Readers Short List 2009:
Cornish, D. M. “Monster Blood Tattoo Book Two: Lamplighter”
Eaton, Anthony “Into White Silence”
French, Jackie “A Rose for the Anzac Boys”
Marchetta, Melina “Finnikin of the Rock”
Moloney, James “Kill the Possum”
Tan, Shaun “Tales from Outer Suburbia”

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For the short list in the other categories visit CBCA. The winners of the awards will be announced on Friday 21 August, at the beginning of Children’s Book Week, which runs from 22 to 28 August, 2009, under the theme  ’Book Safari’.

You also can vote for the best book in Older Readers category by taking the poll – it will be interesting to see the jugdes’ verdict in August compared with the results of the poll.

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