Children’s Book Week 2018 – Winners

Book Week is the longest running children’s festival in Australia, and was created in 1945 by the Children’s Book Council of Australia, a not for profit organization that strives to promote the best in Australian literature for kids and teens. The theme for this year was Find your Treasure.

The winners for 2018 are:
Older Readers Book of the Year (ages 13-18) – Take Three Girls by Cath Crowley et al.
Younger Readers Book of the Year (ages 8-12) – How to Bee by Bren MacDibble
Early Childhood Book of the Year (ages 0-7) – Rodney Looses It! by M.G. Bauer
Picture Book of the Year – A Walk in the Bush by Gwyn Perkins
Eve Pownall Book of the Year  – Do Not Lick this Book by I. Ben-Barak

Crichton Award for New Illustrators – Tintinnabula by M. Lanagan, illustrated by R. Cai

See winners and honour books of 2018 here.

All these wonderful books are available from Parramatta City Libraries. Borrow now!

The scar- written by Charlotte Moundlic, illustrated by Olivier Tallec

Thanh’s pick

I’m completely stunned:  a children book – with a blue sticker on the cover, which means a concept book in our library – that begins with:  “Mum died this morning…”  As far as I know, children’s stories never deals with death, it’s too touchy.  So is this a story of a bad dream?  I read on, and no, the little boy’s mum is really gone forever.  Continue reading