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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Children's Book of the Year

The CBCA Children's Book of the Year winners have just been announced. See them listed below. We have all of these titles in the library. Borrow or reserve a copy now.
 
Older Readers Book of the Year 2013
  • Winner: Sea Hearts by Margo Lanagan
    • On remote Rollrock Island, the sea-witch Misskaella discovers she can draw a girl from the heart of a seal. So, for a price, any man might buy himself a bride; an irresistibly enchanting sea-wife. But what cost will be borne by the people of Rollrock - the men, the women, the children - once Misskaella sets her heart on doing such a thing.
  • Honour: The Ink Bridge  by Neil Grant
  • Honour: Friday Brown by Vikki Wakefield

Younger Readers Book of the Year 2013
  • Winner: The Children of the King by Sonya  Hartnett
    • Three children have been sent to live in the countryside, safe from the war in London. When they find two boys hiding in a castle, the past and future come together to make an extraordinary adventure.
  • Honour: Pennies for Hitler by Jackie French
  • Honour: The Tender Moments of Saffron by Glenda Millard with illustrations by Stephen Michael King