Each year there are many wonderful books written for Australian children by Australian authors. In recognition of this, the Children’s Book Council of Australia creates a list of titles which is ‘notable’, and from this list, a shortlist of those considered ‘best’ is compiled.
In the ‘Older Readers’ category, the shortlist for 2013’s Children’s Book Council of Australia awards (announced in April) included the following books:
Sea Hearts, Margot Lanagan
The Shiny Guys, Doug McLeod
Creepy & Maud, Dianne Touchell
Friday Brown, Vicky Wakefield
The Wrong Boy, Suzi Zail
These books are always popular additions to school and public libraries, so there will be much discussion and debate before the Book of the Year and Honour books are announced in August.
Reviews of the above titles will appear graduually on this blog also.
Till then, read on – form your own opinions and make any comment about why you would nominate a particular title above others.
## Thanks to http://mybookcorner.com.au for the borrowed image above.