Leanne Barrett: CBCA Notables Books Wrap Up

Thursday, 1 March 2018

CBCA Notables Books Wrap Up

In Canberra on Tuesday night (27 February) CBCA ACT Branch and Harry Hartog hosted the CBCA Book of The Year Awards Notables List Announcement. See the complete list here.

It was a glorious night catching up with authors, illustrators, teacher librarians and other book lovers.

We were delighted that two of our local authors' books were long listed.

Tania McCartney's book Merry Everything, illustrated by Jess Racklyeft, was long listed for the Picture Book of the Year Award.

Cate Whittle's book Trouble and the New Kid, illustrated by Michael Stephen King, was long listed for the category of Younger Readers.

There were so many wonderful books chosen this year and as per usual some books that you hoped would make the list but didn't.

I was fortunate enough to have reviewed the following Notable Books for Kids' Book Review.

Leanne's KBR Reviews:

Younger Reader
The Wayward Witch and the Feelings Monster by Sally Rippin

Early Childhood
Eric the Postie by Matt Shanks
Our Last Trip to the Market by Lorrin Clarke and Mitch Vane
Stitches and Stuffing by Carrie Gallasch and Sara Acton

Picture Book
Swan Lake by Anne Spudvilas
The World's Worst Pirate by Michelle Worthington and Katrin Dreiling

Book Launches
During 2017 I was also fortunate to attend the book launches of the following Notable Books:

Trouble and the New Kid by Cate Whittle and Michael Stephen King
A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares by Krystal Sutherland
Merry Everything  by Tania McCartney and Jess Racklyeft


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