The Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) have announced the Book of the Year winners for 2013 and they are as follows :
Older Readers Book of the Year 2013
For mature readers
Winner : Margo Lanagan – Sea Hearts
Younger Readers Book of the Year 2013
Books intended for independent younger readers.
Winner : Sonya Hartnett – The Children of the King
Early Childhood Book of the Year 2013
Intended for children in the pre-reading to early reading stages.
Winner : Emma Allen & Freya Blackwood (illus.) – The Terrible Suitcase
Picture Book of the Year 2013
Intended for 0-18 year olds.
Winner : Julie Hunt & Ron Brooks (illus.) – The Coat
Eve Pownall Book of the Year 2013
Information books for 0-18 year olds.
Winner : Kristin Weidenbach & Timothy Ide (illus.) – Tom the Outback Mailman
Honour Books : Jakie Kerin & Peter Gouldthorpe (illus.) – Lyrebird! A True Story and Kirsty Murray – Topsy-turvy World : How Australian Animals Puzzled Early Explorers
We featured all the Shortlisted books back in April, you can click here for more great Australian literature for kids.