Wednesday, August 22, 2007

CBCA Awards

the children's book council of australia has announced their annual awards. books worth checking out. i can personally vouch for The Arrival (may have gushed about that one before) and Woolvs in the Sittee, which is creepy and beautiful and fascinating. grot took her children's lit writing class to a talk by anne spudvilas about doing the illustrations for it, and i tagged along. the talk was great, and the process she went through was really interseting. she began by watching a lot of film noir. there was also an exhibition up of her rough and finished drawings for the texts.

Older readers: Red Spikes by Margo Lanagan
Honour books: The Red Shoe by Ursula Dubosarsky and Monster Blood Tattoo by DM Cornish

Younger readers: Being Bee by sometime child_lit member Catherine Bateson
Honour books: The Tuckshop Kid by Pat Flynn and Bird and Sugar Boy by Sophie Lagune

Picture Books: The Arrival by Shaun Tan
Honour Books: The Rainbirds, ill. by Sally Rippin, text by David Metzenthen and Woolvs in the Sittee, ill. by Anne Spudvilas, text by Margaret Wild

Early Childhood: Amy and Louis, ill. by Freya Blackwood, text by Libby Gleeson
Honour books: Doodledum Dancing, ill. by Pamela Allen, text by Meredith Costain and Chatterbox, ill. by Deborah Niland, text by Margaret Wild

Information Books: The Penguin Book: Birds in Suits by Mark Norman
Honour books: Red Haze: Australians and New Zealanders in Vietnam by Leon Davidson and Queenie: One Elephants Story ill. by Peter Gouldthorpe, text by Corinne Fenton

(this information came to me from judith ridge - see misrule in my list of blogs)


JT said...

I have just put a lot of those books on our catalogue and I read every one of them! I love Doodledum Dancing.
I see you too on the singalong video. Looks like a great night! Personally I liked the 60's better!!!!

Anonymous said...

red spikes is fabbo

red haze, red something else - bit of a theme there

Grot said...

that was me - stupid computer

itchy fingers said...

massive raccoon finger puppet shaped love! just in time, too!

aunty kant said...

jt - i'll have to go check them out, then. if i can find them over here. . .

the singalong is a great night! the vid doesn't capture how very *loud* it is, and crowded.

you'll have to start yr own 60s singalong night!


aunty kant said...

gort - well, you nkow what to title yr thesis then. . .

itchy - yay! isn't it cute?? i love raccoons. they're so mean and cute looking at the same time, like a toddler. with spiky teeth.