CBCA 2009 Shortlists Announced

CBCA The Children’s Book Council of Australia has announced the shortlists for the 2009 CBCA book awards. The winners will be announced on August 21 this year.

Book of the Year - Older Readers Short List 2009

D.M. Cornish - Monster Blood Tattoo Book Two: Lamplighter
Anthony Eaton - Into White Silence
Jackie French - A Rose for the Anzac Boys
Melina Marchetta - Finnikin of the Rock
James Moloney - Kill the Possum
Shaun Tan - Tales from Outer Suburbia

Book of the Year - Younger Readers Short List 2009

Catherine Bateson - The Wish Pony
Sandy Fussell - Polar Boy
Morris Gleitzman - Then
Christine Harris (Illustrated by Ann James) - Audrey of the Outback
Glenda Millard (Illustrated by Stephen Michael King) - Perry Angel’s Suitcase
Emily Rodda - The Wizard of Rondo

Book of the Year - Early Childhood Short List 2009

Bob Graham - How to Heal a Broken Wing
Stephen Michael King - Leaf Chris McKimmie - Special Kev
Glenda Millard (Illustrated by Stephen Michael King) - Applesauce and the Christmas Miracle
Rosemary Sullivan (Illustrations by Dee Huxley) - Tom Tom
Margaret Wild (Illustrated by Julie Vivas) - Puffling

Book of the Year - Picture Book Short List 2009

Aaron Blabey- Sunday Chutney
Kylie Dunstan - Collecting Colour
John Marsden and Matt Ottley - Home and Away
Tohby Riddle - Nobody Owns the Moon
Ruth Starke and Greg Holfield - Captain Congo and the Crocodile King Colin Thompson - The Big Little Book of Happy Sadness

Information Book of the Year - Eve Pownall Shortlist 2009

Ursula Dubosarsky - The Word Spy
Mark Greenwood and France Lessac - Simpson and his Donkey
Lincoln Hall - Alive in the Death Zone
Catriona Nicholls & Janet Paterson & Rod Waller- Chicken: The Story of Chicken in Australia
Jan Ramage and Ellen Hickman - Tuart Dwellers
John Ross & Anna Booth - Every Picture Tells a Story: Adventures in Australian Art