The list has been released and it’s exciting that quite a few of the great books we’ve got in the library feature on it!
Here they are- the 2013 winners and honour books.
CBCA BOOKS OF THE YEAR WINNERS
OLDER READERS: Sea Hearts, Margo Lanagan
(Honour books: The Ink Bridge, Neil Grant; Friday Brown, Vikki Wakefield)
YOUNGER READERS: Children of the King, Sonya Hartnett
(Honour books: Pennies for Hitler, Jackie French; The Tender Moments of Saffron Silk, Glenda Millard &Stephen Michael King)
EARLY CHILDHOOD: The Terrible Suitcase, Emma Allen &Freya Blackwell
(Honour books: With Nan, Tania Cox &Karen Blair; Too Many Elephants in This House, Ursula Dubosarsky &Andrew Joyner)
PICTURE BOOK: The Coat, Ron Brooks &Julie Hunt
(Honour books: Herman and Rosie, Gus Gordon; Sophie Scott Goes South, Alison Lester)
INFORMATION BOOK: Tom the Outback Mailman, Kristin Weidenbach &Timothy Ide
(Honour books: Lyrebird! A True Story, Jackie Kerin &Peter Gouldthrope; Topsy Turvy World: How Australian Animals Puzzled Early Explorers, Kirsty Murray)