The Short list for this year’s Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Book of the Year Awards have been announced!
There are five categories – Book of the Year for Older Readers (intended for mature readers), Book of the Year for Younger Readers (intended for independent younger readers), Book of the Year for Early Childhood (intended for children in the pre-reading to early reading stages), Picture Book of The Year (intended for an audience ranging from 0-18 years), and the Eve Pownall Award for Information Books (0-18 years).
The shortlist for the 2012 Crichton Award for new illustrators has also been announced.
The CBCA Awards will be announced and presented on Friday 17 August 2012 before Children’s Book Week commences on the 18 August 2012. The theme this year is ‘Champions Read’.
You can find out more about the Awards and the CBCA at their website here.