The Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children's Literature
The Ethel Turner Prize for Young People's Literature
Congratulations to James Roy. The German edition of his book "Town" has been shortlisted for the German Youth Literature Prize, with the winner to be announced at the Frankfurt Book Fair in October.
Winner: Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi Little, Brown and Co
Stolen by Lucy Christopher Chicken House
Please Ignore Vera Deitz by A.S. King Alfred A. Knopf
Revolver by Marcus Segwick Roaring Book Press
Nothing by Jane Teller Atheneum
Winner: Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool Delacourt Press
Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer L. Holm Random House
Heart of a Samurai by Margi Preus Amulet Books
Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night by Joyce Sidman, illustrated by Rick Allen Houghton Mifflin Books
One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia Amistad
Winner: A Sick Day for Amos illustrated by Erin E. Stead, written by Phillip C. Stead A Neal Porter Book
Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave illustrated by Bryan Collier written by Laban Carrick Hill Little, Brown and Co
Interrupting Chicken written and illustrated by David Ezra Stein Candlewick Press
There were many other awards announced on Monday January 10, and they can be found here.
THE GOLD INKY (for an Australian YA book)
Liar by Justine Larbalestier
Guardian of the Dead by Karen Healey
Raw Blue by Kirsty Eager
Swerve by Philip Gwynne
Stolen by Lucy Christopher ** winner **
The SILVER INKY (for an international YA book)
Going Bovine by Libba Bray
Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater ** winner **
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by David Levithan & John Green
The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
The Young Adult Fiction Prize
*** Raw Blue, Kirsty Eagar, Penguin Group Australia *** winner!!
Swerve, Phillip Gwynne, Penguin Group Australia
Beatle Meets Destiny, Gabrielle Williams, Penguin Group Australia
Other categories are here. Winners announced late September
Children's Book - Mary Ryan Award
Young Adult Award
Find out more about the shortlists at www.arts.gov.au/pmliteraryawards/shortlists
BAKER-SMITH, GRAHAME (text by Angela McAllister) LEON AND THE PLACE BETWEEN Templar
BLACKWOOD FREYA (text by Margaret Wild) HARRY & HOPPER Scholastic | winner!!
JEFFERS,OLIVER THE GREAT PAPER CAPER HarperColllins
KITAMURA, SATOSHI MILLIE'S MARVELLOUS HAT Andersen
MCKEAN, DAVE (text by Neil Gaiman) CRAZY HAIR Bloomsbury
RIDDELL, CHRIS (text by Neil Gaiman) THE GRAVEYARD BOOK Bloomsbury
ROBERTS, DAVID (text by Paul Fleischman) THE DUNDERHEADS Walker
SCHWARZ, VIVIANE THERE ARE CATS IN THIS BOOK Walker
Hmm, don't know where my shortlist went, but Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book won. First time an author has won The Newberry Medal and The Carnegie in the same year. Very impressive. Shortlist here.
More details and images are over at the CILIP website.
These awards were launched on March 30, 2010 and nominations close on May 10 2010. More information can be found here.
On March 30th, 2010, the judges, the National Executive and others gathered at Queensland Government House to announce the 2010 Short Lists. Here is the Governer Ms Penny Wensley's speech given on that day (courtesy of the Gov House Website), and a picture of the judges with Marj and the awards coordinators with Ms Wensley.
Kathy Charles Hollywood Ending Text Publishing Co
Richard Harland Worldshaker Allen & Unwin
Justine Larbalestier Liar Allen & Unwin
Glenda Millard A Small Free Kiss in the Dark Allen & Unwin
Kirsty Murray Vulture's Gate Allen & Unwin
Pamela Rushby When the Hipchicks went to War Hachette Australia **winner**
Allan Baille Krakatoa Lighthouse Penguin Group (Australia)** winner**
Morris Gleitzman Grace Penguin Group (Australia)
Lincoln Hall Alive in the Death Zone Random House Australia
Richard Newsome The Billionaire's Curse Text Publishing
Gregory Rogers The Hero of Little Street Allen & Unwin
Margaret Wild & Freya Blackwood Harry and Hopper Omnibus Books
Winners will be announced on May 17th. The other shortlists, including a people's choice award, are here.
Congratulations to everyone who lobbied so hard for teacher-librarians' voices to be heard. Now it is time to speak up!
The CBCA is preparing a submission to the Federal Government's Inquiry into School Libraries and Teacher Librarians in Australian Schools.
We are seeking information from people in charge of school libraries (teacher-librarians, librarians, teachers in charge, library technicians or aides) to provide evidence to support our submission.
Please answer the following short online survey (14 questions, mostly multiple choice) before April 2.
Click here to access the survey. The password is: cbcalibraryinquiry
We also urge you to send in an individual submission to the following site, responding to the Terms of Reference: Every submission is valuable, no matter how brief! Act now! Submissions are due in by April 16, 2010.
The Children's Book Council of Australia
Marj Kirkland snapped at the opportunity to interview Melina Marchetta at Riverbend Books in Brisbane on March 4th 2010. In front of a packed audience, Melina spoke in detail and with great passion about her fifth book, The Piper's Son, a return to her so-called 'Inner West' books. Melina then signed copies of her books, and talked personally to many eager members of the audience.
Children's literature award ($15,000) - for a published children's book, fiction or non-fiction.
All other winners are listed here.
Charles and Emma: The Darwins’ Leap of Faith by Deborah Heiligman (Henry Holt Books)
The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey (S & S)
Punkzilla by Adam Rapp (Candlewick)
Tales of the Madman Underground: An Historical Romance, 1973 by John Barnes (Penguin)
Winner: The Lion and the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney (Little Brown)
All the World illustrated by Marla Frazee, written by Liz Garton (Scanlon Beach Lane Books)
Red Sings from Treetops: A Year in Colors illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski, written by Joyce Sidman (Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Winner: When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead (Wendy Lamb books an imprint of Random House)
Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice by Phillip Hoose (Farrar, Strauss)
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin (Little, Brown)
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline (Holt)
The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick (Scholastic)
Other categories' winners and honour books available at the ALA site. An excellent article appears on the School Library Journal website.
Patrick Ness has won the 2009 Costa Children's Book Award for 'The Ask and the Answer'. Thanks to CMIS blog for this information. But Patrick himself has blogged about it at his website.
2009 has seen two more notable CBCA members honoured, with John Cohen and Jo Goodman announced as the latest recipients of the Distinguished Services Citation.
Hazel Edwards was awarded the Australian Society of Authors biennial award on November 30th 2009. More information is available on the ASA website.
The Gold (Aussie) Inky was announced today as Where the Streets have no Name by Randa Abdel-Fattah and the Silver (International) Inky to The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. Congratulations. Comment over at the Read Alert Blog.
The Booktrust Teenage Prize has been awarded to Neil Gaiman's 'The Graveyard Book'. Thanks to Judy over at the CMIS fiction focus blog for being such a terrific source of these news items.
Patrick Ness will be in Australia in 2010!
WA: 25th Feb - 1st March
Vic: 3rd - 5th March
Tas: 5th - 6th March
NSW: 8th - 10th March
New Zealand: 11th - 13th March
Qld: 16th - 19th March
Very exciting stuff. Keep your idea out for more details in your state.
The Inkys Shortlist will be announced and voting will begin Friday October 9. Promote amongst your YA students and children.
The 2009 Guardian's Children's Fiction Prize Winner has been announced. Mal Peet won for his novel Exposure. Congratulations!
The other shortlists can be found here.
The other shortlists are available at the website. The three shortlisted titles for the YA prize are:
Allison Goodman The Two Pearls of Wisdom HarperCollins
Lia Hills The Beginner's Guide to Living Text Publishing
***Sue Saliba Something in the World called Love Penguin *** winner announced September 1st
Winners announced Sept 1st.
Following on from the Guardian's shortlist, the Booktrust have nominated a longlist, that will be shortened in September. More information and links available here. Shortlisted books are now in bold (announced Sept 21). Winner announced November 18.
Listed below is the longlist of books and here is an introduction to them. Here is another introduction to them.
Updated!! Short List decided. Winner announced October 8
These Short Lists are now available with cover images and judges' comments at the website. The cbca congratulates Bob Graham on his inclusion. The website is here.
Carnegie Medal Shortlist
Boyce, Frank Cottrell Cosmic Macmillan
Brooks, Kevin Black Rabbit Summer Puffin
Colfer, Eoin Airman Puffin
Dowd, Siohban Bog Child David Fickling Books WINNER!
Gray, Keith Ostrich Boys Definitions
Ness, Patrick The Knife of Never Letting Go Walker Books
Thompson, Kate Creature of the Night Bodley Head
Greenaway Medal Shortlist
Barrett, Angela (text by Paul Gallico) The Snow Goose Hutchinson
Craste, Marc (text by Helen Ward) Varmints Templar
Docherty, Thomas Little Boat Templar
Graham, Bob How to Heal a Broken Wing Walker Books
Jeffers, Oliver The Way Back Home HarperCollins
McKean, Dave (text by David Almond) The Savage Walker Books
Rayner, Catherine Harris Finds His Feet Little Tiger Press WINNER!
Wormell, Chris Molly and the Night Monster Jonathan Cape
On Saturday evening, January 24th the Aurealis Awards were handed out and Megan Daley was asked to announce the winners of the Children’s Section.
How to Heal a Broken Wing has been honoured with the 2009 Charlotte Zolotow Award. This picture book award is given to the book considered to be the best picture book for young readers (birth to seven) published in the United States in the preceding year. Congratulations Bob Graham!
Ruth Jones, President of the NT branch of the Children's Book Council of Australia has just been announced as this year's recipient of the Dromkeen Librarian's Award. Ruth was recognised for her wonderful career of bringing children and books together. We congratulate you, Ruth.
This year's Inkys have been announced. The Silver Inky went to Before I Die by Jenny Downham and the Golden Inky went to Town by James Roy. More details can be found here.
The winner of the Guardian's Children's Fiction Prize for 2008 is Patrick Ness for The Knife of Never Letting Go. Read a review here.
In New Zealand, Joy Cowley has scooped the pools, winning both the Book of the Year and the Junior Book of the Year. Congratulations Joy.
It's official - Melbourne is a City of Literature! Announced today by Unesco, we are the second city in the world after Edinburgh to get this honour. There will be a Centre for Books and Ideas built at the State Library next year, and lots of support from the Victorian Government will flow from this. We hope that there will many great flow effects for children's literature...
Here is the story from The Age
The Qld Premier's Literary Awards Shortlist is now available and it includes two categories for children: The Children's Book Award and the Young Adult Award. Congratulations to the following authors and texts... Winners now updated!! In Bold!
Children's Book Award
Peter Carnavas Jessica's Box (New Frontier Publishing)
Li Cunxin and Anne Spudvilas The Peasant Prince (Penguin Group Australia) Announced September 16th
Kylie Dunstan Collecting Colour (Lothian Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Livre Australia)
Ambelin Kwaymullina Crow and The Waterhole (Fremantle Press)
Marianne Musgrove The Worry Tree (Random House)
Young Adult Book Award
Matt Ottley Requiem for a Beast (Lothian Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Livre Australia)
John Heffernan Marty's Shadow (Omnibus Books)
Julia Lawrinson The Push (Penguin Group Australia)
James Roy Town (University of Queensland Press)
Celeste Walters At Seventeen (University of Queensland Press)
On the same day as the Winners of the CBCA Book of the Year Awards was announced, the Crichton Award Winner was also announced. Congratulations to first time illustrator, Anna Walker who collaborated with Maria Farrar to create the picture book, Santa's Aussie Holiday.
The insideadog website has put up their long list of 10 International and 10 Australian YA texts. Check it out. This will be reduced to 3 international and 3 Australian, and then readers are asked to cast their votes. Congratulations to all the authors.
These awards were announced on June 26 and Here Lies Arthur by Philip Reeve and Little Mouse's Big Book of Fears by Emily Gravett were the winners. More information can be found here.
While Sonya Hartnett has been in Sweden this past week for the presentation of the Astrid Lindgren Award, Queensland author Michael Gerard Bauer will be in Germany to accept his award for the Catholic Children's and Youth Award for 2008 (Katholischer Kinder~und Jugendbuchtreis). The Running Man was selected from 219 other international titles. There is this translated-from-the-German Website, but the English is not perfect.
The winners of the NSW Premier's Literary Awards were announced on May 30, and James Roy won the Ethel Turner Prize and Li Cunxin and Anne Spudvilas won the Patricia Wrightson Prize. The complete list of winners can be found at here. An article on The Peasant Prince in The Sydney Morning Herald is here.
Margaret Wild was announced as the recipient of the 2008 Nan Chauncy Award at the CBCA National Conference on Sunday May 4th. For more information, read the citation here.
We congratulate National President and Conference Convenor, Bronwen Bennett and her tireless committee on the rewarding and challenging conference that has just been held over the last 3 days. Highlights included keynote addresses by Professor Jack Zipes, Wendy Cooling, Shaun Tan and Neil Gaiman. It would be impossible to list all the sessions, the discussions, or the networking that were held, but the overwhelming feeling was one of excitment for the future of children's books. A discussion thread has been started over at the forum, so please add your comments.
Lollie Barr The Mag Hags Random House
David Metzenthen Black Water Penguin Group
Robert Newton The Black Dog Gang Penguin Group
James Roy Town University of Queensland Press
David Spillman & Lisa Wilyuka Us Mob Walawurru Magabala Books
Lizzie Wilcock GriEVE Scholastic
Aaron Blabey Pearl Barley and Charlie Parsley Penguin Group
Martin Chatterton The Brain Finds a Leg Little Hare Books
Li Cunxin & Anne Spudvilas (illus) The Peasant Prince Penguin Group
Liz Lofthouse & Robert Ingpen (illus) Ziba Came on a Boat Penguin Group
Emily Rodda The Key to Rondo Omnibus Books
Carole Wilkinson Dragon Moon Black Dog Books
Here you will find a list of all the different categories announced on April 16th
This year's winner, announced on March 12, is Australian Sonya Hartnett. The ceremony will be held on May 28 in Stockholm. We congratulate Sonya on her body of work being recognised with this illustrious award.
The ALMA website
We are thrilled to announce that Sonya has agreed to officially open the CBCA National Conference in Melbourne on Friday 2nd May. This means that as a children's and YA literature community we will be able, as a group, to celebrate Sonya's success.
If you have not yet registered, now is the time... Conference Registrations close 15 April. Details available at www.iceaustralia.com/cbca2008 or phone 03-9681-6288.
ANDERSON, LAURIE HALSE CHAINS Bloomsbury
GAIMAN, NEIL THE GRAVEYARD BOOK Bloomsbury
GRANT, HELEN THE VANISHING OF KATHARINA LINDEN Penguin
HEARN, JULIE ROWAN THE STRANGE Oxford University Press
NESS, PATRICK THE ASK AND THE ANSWER Walker
PRATCHETT, TERRY NATION Doubleday
REEVE, PHILIP FEVER CRUMB Scholastic
SEDGWICK, MARCUS REVOLVER Orion