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What a great beginning to Book Week 2015. We are so thrilled to celebrate the fantastic books that have been honored today in the 2015 CBCA awards!

We would like to make special mention of the joint-winner of three of the categories, Freya Blackwood, whose illustrations will light up any young readers world.

Here is the full list of winning and honour books:

Older Readers
The Protected Claire Zorn
Honour Books
Nona & Me Clare Atkins
The Minnow Diana Sweeney

Younger Readers
The Cleo Stories: The Necklace and the Present Libby Gleenson, Ill. Freya Blackwood
Honour Books
Two Wolves Tristan Bancks
Withering-by-Sea: a Stella Montgomery Intrigue Judith Rossell

Early Childhood
Go to Sleep, Jessie!
Libby Gleenson, Ill. Freya Blackwood
Honour Books
Scary Night Lesley Gibbes, Ill. Stephen Michael King
Noni the Pony goes to the Beach Alison Lester

Picture Book
My two Blankets
Irena Kobald and Freya Blackwood
Honour Books
One Minute’s Silence Michael Camilleri and David Metzenthen
The Stone Lion Ritva Voutila and Margaret Wild

Eve Pownall Award for Information Books
A-Z of Convicts in Van Diemen’s Land Simon Barnard
Honour Books
Tea and Sugar Christmas Jane Jolly, Ill. Robert Ingpen
Audacity: Stories of Heroic Australians in Wartime Charlie Walker

We extend our best wishes and congratulations to all of the authors, illustrators and publishers behind these books, and all the books that made it to the 2015 shortlist.

To view the full list of nominees visit the CBCA website.


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