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COOL Awards 2013 winners announced

The winners of the 2013 Canberra’s Own Outstanding List (COOL) Awards have been announced.

The winning titles are:

Picture Storybooks (joint winners)

  • Mirror (Jeannie Baker, Walker Books)
  • The Very Cranky Bear (Nick Bland, Scholastic)


Fiction Younger Readers

  • Pizza Cake (Morris Gleitzman, Puffin)


Fiction Older Readers

  • The 26-Storey Treehouse (Andy Griffiths, illus by Terry Denton, Pan)


Fiction Years 7-9

  • After (Morris Gleitzman, Viking).


The COOL Awards are the Australian Capital Territory’s annual children’s choice awards. The winners of this year’s awards were selected from the Reading & Enjoying Australian Literature (REAL) Awards shortlist, which also acts as a shortlist for the children’s choice awards in New South Wales (KOALAs), the Northern Territory (KROC Awards) and Victoria (YABBAs).

The winners of this year’s KOALAs were announced on 30 October, followed by the winners of this year’s YABBAs on 6 November.

The COOL Awards are administered by Libraries ACT. For more information, visit the Libraries ACT website here.



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