CBCA – Book of the Year 2013 Winner was…



The Children’s Book Council Australia,  CBCA announced their winner for early childhood picture book of the year and their results were a little bit different to ours…



Early Childhood Book of the Year 2013


Author Title Publisher
WINNER Allen, Emma             Ill. Freya Blackwood The Terrible Suitcase Omnibus Books, Scholastic Press, Scholastic Australia
HONOUR Cox, Tania             Ill. Karen Blair With Nan Windy Hollow Books
HONOUR Dubosarsky, Ursula             Ill. Andrew Joyner Too Many Elephants in This House Viking Books, Penguin Group (Australia
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Herman and Rosie by Gus Gordon

Book 8 our final book …Herman and Rosie by Gus Gordon

Set in New York, this gorgeous picture book by Gus Gordon is a story about friendship, life in the big city, and following your dreams.

This is a tale about a big city. It’s a tale of hotdogs and music and the summertime subway breeze. It’s a tale of singing on rooftops and toffees that stick to your teeth. But most of all, it’s the tale of Herman and Rosie.

The illustrations in this book are amazing and a little quirky. It’s a book that touches the heart and stirs the imagination. Mrs McKee got goosebumps every time she read the final page!

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The Coat by Julie Hunt

Book seven of the shortlisted books is The Coat written by Julie Hunt and illustrated by Ron Brooks

The Coat stands in a paddock at the end of a row of strawberries.  It is buttoned up tight and stuffed full of straw and it is angry.  “What a waste of me!” it yells.  Then along comes a man.  “I could do with a coat like that,” the man says.  Together, swooping and swinging, they travel to the Cafe Delitzia, where the man finds he has magical talents courtesy of the coat, and together they give the performance of a lifetime.

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The Pros and Cons of Being a Frog by Sue deGennaro

Book 6 of the shortlisted books is The Pros and Cons of Being a Frog.

It is Sue’s first picture book as an author and illustrator.

Finding the right animal wasn’t easy.

It was Camille who finally gave me the idea of being a frog!
Frogboy and Camille are best friends but they are very different. Camille speaks in numbers and Frogboy likes to dress up. With Camille’s help he finds that dressing up as a frog is perfect for him, but when he tries to convince his friend to be a frog too, his plan goes terribly wrong…

This is a beautiful story about friends and how to keep them 🙂

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Peggy by Anna Walker

The shortlisted book we are sharing this week is Peggy by Anna Walker

Peggy is the story of a brave chicken on a big adventure.

Peggy lives on a quiet street.  One blustery day the wind picks Peggy up and deposits her in the busy, bustling city.  The city is full of exciting new things to see and experience, but Peggy wonders how she will ever find her way home again.

This gorgeous book is a whimsical story about the excitement of new things and the comfort of the familiar.

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