So while I am away, the CBCA awards for 2019 have been announced – here’s the link for those who wish to follow results – https://www.cbca.org.au/winners-2019
Congrats to Emily Rodda for her continued success in writing award winning books for young children (‘His Name was Walter’ winning the Younger Readers category) and, also to Claire Atkins in the Older Readers category for ‘Between Us’ (this is one I am yet to read…).
Of course, it is also hard to beat the prolific Shaun Tan (with Cicada).
The collection selected this year is well summarised at the CBCA website, which reflects the gammit of issues and topics now well expressed in Australian Children’s Literature.
But very much like the Archibald Prize, I never manage to pick the actual winners – did you?