Leanne Barrett: CBCA 2019 Shortlist Announced

Tuesday, 26 March 2019

CBCA 2019 Shortlist Announced

The 2019 CBCA Children's Book of The Year Award Shortlist has been announced, see here.

Earlier in the week the Kids' Book Review Team made their predictions for this year shortlist and chose their Superpower. See here how the team went with their predictions - many of us were spot on.

I'm thrilled to see three of the books that I reviewed for Kids' Book Review in 2018 have made it onto the shortlist, see below.

Book of the Year: Early Childhood Shortlist

Heads and Tails Insects by John Canty - KBR Review
'Canty has successfully given this timeless and popular topic an engaging and fresh feel. Head and Tail Insects will delight and engage a new generation of budding entomologists.'



Book of the Year: Picture Book Shortlist

The Feather by Margaret Wild and Freya Blackwood - KBR Review 
'Margaret Wild and Freya Blackwood have created an evocative and spell-binding story...'

The All New Must Have Orange 430 by Michael Speechley - KBR Review
'The All New Must Have Orange 430 is great read aloud, humorous and rhythmic story that tells a cautionary tale about the world of consumerism.'



See below for my KBR book reviews for titles were listed as Notable Books. 
(See the CBCA Notables list here)

Notable Early Childhood Books:
Rhyme Cordial by Antonia Pesenti

Notable Picture Books:
Room on Our Rock by Kate & Jol Temple and Terri Rose Baynton
How Did I Get Here? by Philip Bunting
The Hole Story by Kelly Canby



The CBCA Book of The Year Award, winning and honour books will be announced on Friday 16 August 2019. 

For more information:
CBCA 2019 Book of the Year Award Notable List and Short List 
Book Week 2019

CBCA has requested that we use the hashtag #CBCA2019 when sharing events, photos, displays and activities on social media.

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