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Monday, 23 August 2010

Book Week Australia celebrates 65 years

Book Week is the longest running children's festival in Australia, celebrating its 65th birthday in 2010.

The date for Book Week 2010 this year is August 21st - 27th.
Each year, many schools and public libraries from all over Australia spend a week celebrating books and Australian authors and illustrators. Classroom teachers, teacher librarians and public librarians develop activities, offer competitions and tell stories relating to a theme to highlight the importance of reading.

2010 CBCA Awards

Winners of the CBCA Book of the Year Awards have been announced today in Brisbane. Congratulations to all winners, honour book authors and illustrators as well as those who were shortlisted.

2010 CBCA Book of the Year, Older Readers:

  • Jarvis 24 by David Metzenthen

Honour Books

  • The Winds of Heaven by Judith Clarke
  • A Small Free Kiss in the Dark by Glenda Millard

2010 CBCA Picture Book of the Year

  • The Hero of Little Street by Gregory Rogers

Honour Books

  • Isabella’s Garden by Glenda Millard illustrated by Rebecca Cool
  • Fox and Fine Feathers by Narelle Oliver

2010 CBCA Book of the Year, Younger Readers

  • Darius Bell and the Glitter Pool by Odo Hirsch

Honour Books

  • Running with the Horses by Alison Lester
  • Pearl verses the World by Sally Murphy

2010 CBCA Book of the Year, Early Childhood

Bear & Chook by the Sea by Lisa Shanahan illustrated by Emma Quay

Honour Books

  • Kip by Christina Booth
  • Clancy & Millie and the Very Fine House by Libby Gleeson illustrated by Freya Blackwood

Eve Pownall Award for Information Books

  • Australian Backyard Explorer by Peter Macinnis

Honour Books

  • Polar Eyes: a Journey to Antarctica by Tanya Patrick illustrated by Nicholas Hutcheson
  • Maralinga: The Anangu Story by Yalata and Oak Communities with Christobel Mattingley

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