CBCA Book of the Year Awards announced
The winners of the prestigious Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Awards have been announced. They include: One Would Think the Deep (Claire Zorn, University of Queensland Press) for older readers; Rockhopping (Trace Balla, Allen & Unwin) for younger readers; Go Home, Cheeky Animals! (Johanna Bell, illus by Dion Beasley, Allen & Unwin) for early childhood; and Home in the Rain (Bob Graham, Walker Books) for picture books.
The Centre for Youth Literature has announced the shortlists for the Inky Awards for young adult literature. The shortlisted books for the Gold Inky for Australian YA, selected by a panel of teen judges, are: Frankie (Shivaun Plozza, Penguin), The Bone Sparrow (Zana Fraillon, Hachette), My Sister Rosa (Justine Larbalestier, Allen & Unwin), Words in Deep Blue (Cath Crowley, Pan Macmillan) and One Would Think the Deep (Claire Zorn, University of Queensland Press).