The Children’s Book Council has released their winners for the annual awards given by them to books of literary merit, for outstanding contribution to Australian children’s literature.
The winners were announced on Friday. Children’s Book Week runs Saturday, 22nd August – Friday, 28th August 2015.
Book of the Year: Older Readers
Winner – The Protected by Claire Zorn
Book of the Year: Younger Readers
Winner – The Cleo Stories: The Necklace and the Present by Libby Gleeson with illustrations by Freya Blackwood
Book of the Year: Early Childhood
Winner – Go to Sleep, Jessie! by Libby Gleeson with illustrations by Freya Blackwood
Picture Book of the Year
Winner – My Two Blankets by Freya Blackwood with words by Irena Kobald
Eve Pownall Award for Information Books
Winner – A-Z of Convicts in Van Diemen’s Land by Simon Barnard
Tea and Sugar Christmas by Jane Jolly with illustrations by Robert Ingpen
Audacity: Stories of Heroic Australians in Wartime by Carlie Walker with illustrations by Brett Hatherly
Crichton Award for New Illustrators
Winner – One Minute’s Silence by Michael Camilleri with words by David Metzenthen
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