Children’s Book Council of Australia 2016 Notables
Congratulations to the authors, illustrators, editors, publishers and those who inspired them to create the ‘Younger Readers – Book of the Year’.
Last year, I made a plan to read all short listed CBCA books, a plan which unfortunately fell short. This year, my new plan is to begin with notables and write an Educational Review or Review on each of the books. Wish me luck, I will begin with the Younger Readers section.
The following books have been announced as the Younger Readers – 2016 Book of the Year notables by the judges at the Children’s Book Council of Australia.
The Cleo Stories: A Friend and a Pet Libby Gleeson (Illust: Freya Blackwood) Allen & Unwin
Soon Morris Gleitzman Viking Books, Penguin Group (Australia)
I will endeavour to read and write an Educational Review or at least a Goodreads review on all of the above books. An example of the Educational Review I wrote for last year’s shortlisted book, by Bill Condon (who was kind enough to write a personal email thanking me for my review) The Simple Things
CBCA Judging the Judges
Do you have any early favourites for The Book of the Year?