Children’s/YA book awards round-up: September

Among the children’s and YA book awards announced in the past month are: the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Book of the Year Awards; the Wilderness Society’s Environment Award for Children’s Literature; and the Davitt Awards for crime books by Australian women, which includes categories for YA and children’s books. Shortlists were also announced for the Inky Awards and the Educational Publishing Awards, while a number of children’s and YA books picked up prizes at the Australian Book Design Awards.

Forthcoming children’s/YA book reviews: October to November 2014

» Picture books

Tim and Ed (Ursula Dubosarsky, illus by Andrew Joyner, Viking, October), 4 stars, reviewed by Louise Pfanner
Whale in the Bath (Kylie Westaway, illus by Tom Jellett, A&U, October), 4 stars, reviewed by Margaret Hamilton


» Young readers

Race to the End of the World: The Mapmaker Chronicles (A L Tait, Hachette, October), 3.5 stars, reviewed by Louise Fay
Withering-by-Sea: A Stella Montgomery Intrigue (Judith Rossell, ABC Books, November), 4 stars, reviewed by Fay Helfenbaum


» Young adult

Speed of Light (Joy Cowley, Gecko Press, October), 4 stars, reviewed by Dani Solomon


Forthcoming children’s/YA book reviews: October 2014

» Picture books

On a Small Island (Kyle Hughes-Odgers, Fremantle Press, October), 4.5 stars, reviewed by Sarah Coull
The Wild One (Sonya Hartnett, Viking, October), 4 stars, reviewed by Natalie Crawford


» Young readers

The Cleo Stories: The Necklace and the Present (Libby Gleeson, illus by Freya Blackwood, A&U, October), 4 stars, reviewed by Natalie Crawford


» Young adult

Clariel (Garth Nix, A&U, October), 5 stars, reviewed by Holly Harper
Cooper Bartholomew is Dead (Rebecca James, A&U, October), 4 stars, reviewed by Bec Kavanagh
Nona & Me (Clare Atkins, Black Inc., October), 4 stars, reviewed by Meg Whelan
State of Grace (Hilary Badger, Hardie Grant Egmont, October), 4 stars, reviewed by Heath Graham

Children’s/YA book awards round-up: August

Among the children’s and YA book awards announced in the past month are: the LIANZA Children’s Book Awards; the WA Premier’s Awards shortlists, which includes a category for children’s books; the Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards shortlists; and the Wilderness Society Environment Award for Children’s Literature shortlists. In the UK, the inaugural Booktrust Best Book Awards for children’s books have also been announced.

The 2011 Inkys longlist

The 2011 longlist for the Inky Awards for teenage literature has been announced.

Longlisted Australian titles for the Gold Inky include:

  • Pig Boy (J C Burke, Woolshed Press)
  • Good Oil (Laura Buzo, A&U)
  • Just a Girl (Jane Caro, UQP)
  • The FitzOsbourne’s in Exile (Michelle Cooper, Random House)
  • Graffiti Moon (Cath Crowley, Pan Macmillan)
  • This is Shyness (Leanne Hall, Text)
  • Black Painted Fingernails (Steven Herrick, A&U)
  • Silvermay (James Moloney, HarperVoyager)
  • The Comet Box (Adrian Stirling, Penguin)
  • All I Ever Wanted (Vikki Wakefield, Text)

Longlisted international titles for the Silver Inky include:

  • Clockwork Angel (Cassandra Clare, Walker Books)
  • Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares (Rachel Cohn & David Levithan, A&U)
  • No and Me (Delphine de Vigan, Bloomsbury)
  • Where She Went (Gayle Forman, Doubleday Children’s)
  • Bright Young Things (Anna Godbersen, Puffin)
  • The Agency: The Body in the Tower (Y S Lee, Candlewick Press)
  • Anna and the French Kiss (Stephanie Perkins, Penguin)
  • First Light (Rebecca Stead, Text)
  • Marcelo in the Real World (Francisco Stork, Scholastic)
  • Violence 101 (Denis Wright, Walker Books)

The shortlist is announced 1 September. Readers of insideadog.com.au will vote for the winning titles and voting is open until 18 October. For more information go here.