The shortlists for this year’s Chidlren’s Book Council of Australia‘s Book of the Year awards were announced yesterday, so here they are:

Book of the Year – Older Readers Short List 2010 (These books are for mature readers)

  • Stolen / Lucy Christopher
  • The Winds Of Heaven / Judith Clarke
  • Liar / Justine Larbalestier
  • Jarvis 24 / David Metzenthen
  • A Small Free Kiss In The Dark / Glenda Millard
  • Loving Richard Feynman / Penny Tangey

Book of the Year – Younger Readers Short List 2010 (Intended for independent younger readers)

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Book of the Year – Early Childhood Short List 2010 (Intended for children in the pre-reading to early reading stages)

  • The Wrong Book / Nick Bland
  • Kip / Christina Booth
  • The Terrible Plop / Ursula Dubosarsky; Illustrator: Andrew Joyner
  • Clancy & Millie and the Very Fine House / Libby Gleeson; Illustrator: Freya Blackwood
  • Bear & Chook by The Sea / Lisa Shanahan; Illustrator: Emma Quay
  • Fearless / Colin Thompson; Illustrator: Sarah Davis

Book of the Year – Picture Book Short List 2010 (Intended for an audience ranging from birth to 18 years range – some books may be for mature readers).

Book of the Year – Eve Pownall Award Short List 2010 (Intended for an audience ranging from birth to 18 years – some books may be for mature readers)