The winners of the Children’s Book Council of Australia‘s annual Book of the Year Awards have just been announced! And the winners are…
Older Readers Book of the Year
Tales from Outer Suburbia / Shaun Tan
Honour books: Into White Silence / Anthony Eaton and A Rose for the Anzac Boys / Jackie French

Younger Readers Book of the Year
Perry Angel’s Suitcase / Glenda Millard; Illus: Stephen Michael King
Honour books: The Wish Pony / Catherine Bateson and Then / Morris Gleitzman

Early Childhood Book of the Year
How to Heal a Broken Wing / Bob Graham
Honour books: Leaf / Stephen Michael King and Tom Tom / Rosemary Sullivan; Illus: Dee Huxley

Picture Book of the Year
Collecting Colour / Kylie DUNSTAN

Honour books: The Big Little Book of Happy Sadness / Colin THOMPSON and Home and Away / Matt OTTLEY; Text: John MARSDEN

Eve Pownall Award for Information Book of the Year
Alive in the Death Zone / Lincoln HALL
Honour books: Simpson and his Donkey / Mark GREENWOOD; Illus: Frané LESSAC and
The Word Spy / Ursula DUBOSARSKY; Illus: Tohby RIDDLE

To see what books just missed out, view the complete shortlist on the CBCA website.

The award announcements signal the start of Children’s Book Week which will see hundreds of school kids visiting the Cockburn Libraries next week to be entertained by authors, storytellers and other performers.