CBCA Book of the Year 2012
Last week the winners for this years CBCA Book of the year were announced. You can listen to a podcast recorded by two judges, Trisha Buckley (2012 QLD judge) and Tehani Wessley (2012 WA judge), on the Book Nut Blog. They recorded their discussion on the shortlist for the 2012 CBCA Older Readers category a week before the winners were announced. They were very careful and there were no spoilers before the winners were announced. You can find the podcast on iTunes by searching The Book Nut or access via the Podbean website here
Older Readers Book of the Year
The Dead I Know by Scott Gardner (Winner)
Older Readers Shortlist
When We Were Two by Robert Newton. (Honour Award)
A Straight Line to my Heart by Bill Condon. (Honour Award)
Ishmael and the Hoops of Steel by Micahel Gerard Bauer.
The Golden Day by Ursula Dubosarsky.
Listen to Ursula Dubosarsky discussing The Golden Day on ABC Radio National’s The Book Show
McGahan, Andrew Ship Kings: The Coming of the Whirlpool
The author has a “mini site” as part of the Allen & Unwin site. Review here There is a Radio National podcast of an author interview available to listen to and you can read an interview with Andrew McGahan about The Coming of the Whirlpool (the Fancy Goods blog). There is also a discussion by the author on the Readings site here. The publisher offers downloadable notes for teachers and teacher reviews available on their site.
Younger Readers Book of the Year
Crow Country by Kate Constable (Winner)
Younger Readers Shortlist
Nanberry: Black Brother White by Jackie French. (Honour Award)
The Truth About Verity Sparks by Susan Green. (Honour Award)
Brotherband: The Outcasts by John Flanagan.
Bungawitta by Emily Rodda, Ill. Craig Smith
The Golden Door by Emily Rodda