2012 Children’s Book of the Year Shortlist

During the holidays the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) announced its Children’s Book of the Year 2012 Shortlist. The books are judged on literary merit, quality of illustrations, book design, production, printing and binding. The CBCA Book of the Year winners will be announced on Friday August 17.

The OLMC Library has most of these books already, with others on this list arriving soon.

Book of the Year: Older Readers (Year 7 + Young Adult Readers)

Ishmael and the Hoops of Steel by Michael Gerard Bauer


A Straight Line To My Heart by Bill Condon


The Golden Day by Ursula Dubosarsky

The Dead I Know by Scot Gardner

Ship Kings: The Coming of the Whirlpool by Andrew McGahan

When We Were Two by Robert Newton



Book of the Year: Younger Readers (Appropriate for Year 7 and 8)

Crow Country by Kate Constable

Brotherband: The Outcasts by John Flanagan

Nanberry: Black Brother White by Jackie French

The Truth About Verity Sparks by Susan Green

The Golden Door by Emily Rodda


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