The Children’s Book Council of Australia 2009 Book of the Year shortlist was announced today...and Audrey of the Outback has made the cut!! Wow! You can see the complete list here.
Book of the Year - Younger Readers Short List 2009
(Intended for independent younger readers.)
The Wish Pony - Catherine BATESON
Polar Boy - Sandy FUSSELL
Then - Morris GLEITZMAN
Audrey of the Outback - Christine HARRIS, Illus: Ann JAMES
Perry Angel's Suitcase - Glenda MILLARD, Illus: Stephen Michael KING
The Wizard of Rondo - Emily RODDA
There are some good books on the full list, the one by Jackie French among them. We also like John Ross and Anna Booth's Every Picture Tells a Story: Adventures in Australian Art.
Sadly though, inclusion on the CBCA list doesn't automatically confer Living Book status. There is also lots of twaddle...sigh.
P. S Check this out...