CBCA Shortlist 2007

One Whole and Perfect Day

One Whole and Perfect Day

Judith Clarke

A gorgeous, funny, happy-ending story in which sensible sixteen-year-old Lily finds a way to bring her 'freakish' family together for one whole and perfect day. 'A warm, engaging read about family and love and friendship and the...

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The Red Shoe

The Red Shoe

Ursula Dubosarsky

Funny, tough-minded and tender, this is the story of Matilda and her two sisters growing up in Sydney in the 1950s at the time of the Petrov Affair. Punctuated by the headlines of the time, it shows with unsettling clarity how the...

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Red Spikes

Red Spikes

Margo Lanagan

Margo Lanagan's electrifying stories are for anyone who loves to be surprised, touched, unsettled and dazzled by what a great writer can do in just a few pages.

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Being Bee

Being Bee

Catherine Bateson

Since her mother died it had been just her, her dad, and her guinea pigs, Lulu and Fifi. A perfect non-nuclear family, but nothing stays the same forever. Ages 9-12.

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Macbeth And Son

Macbeth And Son

Jackie French

Luke lives in modern-day Australia with his mother and stepfather, Sam. Lulach lives in 9th century Scotland with his mother and stepfather, Macbeth. Luke dreams about Lulach and Macbeth and knows him to be a king who restored...

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The Cat on the Mat is Flat

The Cat on the Mat is Flat

Andy Griffiths, Terry Denton

Another collection of irresistible mirth and madness from those maestros of mayhem: Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton. Sure to become an instant family read-aloud classic, these ridiculously illustrated nonsense poem-stories will...

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Layla, Queen of Hearts

Layla, Queen of Hearts

Glenda Millard, Stephen Michael King

When Griffin and Layla's school announces a Senior Citizens' Day, Layla is at a loss. Who can she take? Griffin offers to share his grandmother, Nell, but Layla desperately wants someone of her own. So Nell introduces Layla to the...

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Water Witcher

Water Witcher

Jan Ormerod

Brings to life, through the story of one family, the experience of drought-stricken rural Australia during the Depression, as seen through the optimistic eyes of Dougie. Jan Ormerod's stunning illustrations make this a rich and...

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The Arrival

The Arrival

Shaun Tan

A unique 128-page, textless graphic novel, in black, white and sepia, drawing inspiration from tales of migrants in past and recent times.

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