The Children's Book Council of Australia Awards 2015

We are absolutely delighted to announced that a number of Allen & Unwin titles have been shortlisted and have made The Notables list for this year's CBCA Awards.

BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARDS SHORT LIST 2015

Younger Readers
The Simple Things by Bill Condon, illustrated by Beth Norling
The Cleo Stories: The Necklace and the Present by Libby Gleeson, illustrated by Freya Blackwood

Early Childhood
Noni the Pony Goes to the Beach by Alison Lester

Picture Book of the Year
Rivertime by Trace Balla
One Minute's Silence by David Metzenthen, illustrated by Michael Camilleri
The Duck and the Darklings by Glenda Millard, illustrated by Stephen Michael King

Eve Pownall Award for Information Books
Coming of Age: Growing up Muslim in Australia by Amra Pajalic and Demet Divaroren

Crichton Award for New Illustrators
Rivertime by Trace Balla
One Minute's Silence by David Metzenthen, illustrated by Michael Camilleri
Kick with My Left Foot by Paul Seden, illustrated by Karen Briggs

THE NOTABLES

Early Childhood Notables for 2015
Noni the Pony Goes to the Beach by Alison Lester
Kick with My Left Foot by Paul Seden, illustrated by Karen Briggs
Whale in the Bath by Kylie Westaway, illustrated by Tom Jellett

Eve Pownall Notables for 2015
Coming of Age: Growing up Muslim in Australia by Amra Pajalic and Demet Divaroren.
One Minute's Silence by David Metzenthen, illustrated by Michael Camilleri

Younger Reader Notables for 2015
The Simple Things by Bill Condon, illustrated by Beth Norling.
The Cleo Stories: The Necklace and the Present by Libby Gleeson, illustrated by Freya Blackwood.
Malini: Through My Eyes by Robert Hillman, edited by Lyn White
A Very Singular Guild: Book 3 – City of Orphans by Catherine Jinks

Older Reader Notables for 2015
Razorhurst by Justine Larbalestier
The Year It All Ended by Kirsty Murray

Picture Book Notables for 2015
Rivertime by Trace Balla
One Minute's Silence by David Metzenthen, illustrated by Michael Camilleri
The Duck and the Darklings by Glenda Millard, illustrated by Stephen Michael King
I Was Only Nineteen by John Schumann, illustrated by Craig Smith

CBCA Book of the Year Winners will be announced on Friday 21 August. You can read more at our blog or view the complete shortlists at cbca.org.au/awards

The Cleo Stories 1: The Necklace and the Present

by Libby Gleeson, illustrated by Freya Blackwood

Meet Cleo, a little girl with a big imagination - a memorable character created by children's book legends Libby Gleeson and Freya Blackwood.

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Whale in the Bath

by Kylie Westaway, illustrated by Tom Jellett

Bruno can't wash when there is a whale in the bath! Why won't anyone believe him? An irresistibly sweet read-aloud story perfect for those imaginative 3-6 year olds and their parents.

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Noni the Pony Goes to the Beach

by Alison Lester

Come to the beach with Noni - the nicest pony you could ever meet - in this purely delightful rhyming story for young children by the much-loved Alison Lester. You may have met Noni already in Noni the Pony.

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Malini: Through My Eyes

by Robert Hillman, edited by Lyn White

A moving story of one child's life in the conflict zone of Sri Lanka.

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The Year It All Ended

by Kirsty Murray

From one of our most gifted storytellers, a novel about the impact of war on those left behind, set in Australia and Europe in 1918-19.

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Razorhurst

by Justine Larbalestier

Kelpie and Dymphna are accustomed to the mean streets of 1930s Sydney, but this is a day that will test their courage, their loyalty, and their ability to survive both the ill-intentions of the living and the ever-presence of the dead.

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The Duck and the Darklings

by Glenda Millard and Stephen Michael King

Peterboy wants to find something special for his grandfather, but he finds a fallen duck in need of care. This is an extraordinary and totally enchanting story of friendship, hope and joy from two very talented, award-winning picture-book makers.

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Rivertime

by Trace Balla

A gentle and beautiful book about slowing down and growing up, set on Australia's Glenelg River and featuring a ten-year-old boy and his uncle.

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The Simple Things

by Bill Condon

A slice of life story for younger readers told with affection and humour about Stephen, a boy who doesn't quite fit in, and his elderly Aunt Lola. From the award-winning author of A Straight Line to My Heart.

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Coming of Age: Growing Up Muslim in Australia

by Edited by Amra Pajalic and Demet Divaroren

In this refreshing and fascinating collection, twelve Muslim-Australians - some well known, some not - reveal their candid, funny and touching stories of growing up with a dual identity.

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A Very Singular Guild

by Catherine Jinks

This final gripping book in the action-packed 'City of Orphans' series captures the end of an era, when magic and folklore gives way to technology in Victorian England. Ned draws on every ounce of his logic and reason to outwit the last of the terrifying bogles.

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