Monday, March 30, 2009

Children's Book Council of Australia 2009 Shortlist!

The shortlist for the Children's Book Council of Australia's awards for the book of the year have been announced :)

Here's the shortlist for Older Readers:

Book of the Year - Older Readers Short List 2009
Author Title
CORNISH, D. M. Monster Blood Tattoo Book Two: Lamplighter
EATON, Anthony Into White Silence
FRENCH, Jackie A Rose for the Anzac Boys
MARCHETTA, Melina Finnikin of the Rock
MOLONEY, James Kill the Possum
TAN, Shaun Tales from Outer Suburbia

I haven't actually read any of these, have you? I've been meaning to read Finnikin of the Rock and I will definitely check out the others. Have you read any?

To look at the other shortlists (younger readers, picture book etc) click here :)


  1. I have read Finnikin and really liked it. I own two of the others but have yet to read them. What scares me more is that I haven't heard of the others. Where's Simmone Howell's Everything Beautiful for goodness sakes?

  2. Very nice. I'd like to read Finnikin too, but since I actually haven't gotten around to reading Melina's other books besides Saving Francesca (which I love-love-loved, but still)... I should probably do that first. The Monster Blood Tattoo series I'm intrigued by. Heard a lot about it.

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