Book Week (17-23 August) is the longest running children’s festival in Australia, celebrating its 68th year this year and is created by the Children’s Book Council of Australia. The theme for this year is Read across the universe.
The winners for 2013 are:
Older Readers Book of the Year – Sea Hearts by Margo Lanagan
Younger Readers Book of the Year – The children of the King by Sonya Hartnett
Early Childhood Book of the Year – The terrible suitcase by Emma Allen
Picture Book of the Year – The coat by Ron Brooks
Eve Pownall Book of the Year – Tom the Outback Mailman by Kristin Weidenbach
The shortlist of titles nominated for 2013 can be found on the Children’s Book Council of Australia website, click here for the list.