Tuesday this week, the CBC announced its list of Notable Books- approximately two hours before the announcement of the shortlist. The Notable Books are novels selected from each category that the CBC found worthy (in some way) of recommending. From their website www.cbc.org.au is this comment about the Notables:
The Judges of the 2007 Awards commend these titles as a source for individual reading and gift giving, and for inclusion in Australian and international public and school library collections.
This is the list for the Older Reader’s Category:
|Abdel-Fattah, Randa||Ten things I hate about me||Pan Macmillan Australia, 2006|
|Bateson, Catherine||His name in fire||(Young Adult Fiction) University of Queensland Press, 2006|
|Bauer, Michael Gerard
||Don’t call me Ishmael!||Omnibus Books, Scholastic Australia, 2006|
|Bone, Ian||Love cuts||Penguin Group (Australia), 2006|
|Boyd, Maria||Will||Random House Australia, 2006|
|Carmichael,Claire||Ads R Us||Random House Australia, 2006|
|Caswell, Brian||Loop||University of Queensland Press, 2006|
|Clarke, Judith||One whole and perfect day||Allen & Unwin, 2006|
|Cornish, David M.
||Monster blood tattoo book 1: Foundling||Omnibus Books, Scholastic Australia, 2006|
|Dubosarsky, Ursula||The red shoe||Allen & Unwin, 2006|
|Earls, Nick||Monica Bloom||Penguin Group (Australia), 2006|
|Gardner, Scot||Gravity||Pan Macmillan Australia, 2006|
|Godwin, Jane||Falling from Grace||Penguin Group (Australia), 2006|
|Greenwood, Kerry||Ravens rising
(Stormbringer Book 3)
|Lothian Books, Hachette Livre Australia, 2006|
|Herrick, Steven||Lonesome howl||Allen & Unwin, 2006|
|Horniman, Joanne||Little Wing||Allen & Unwin, 2006|
|Howell, Simmone||Notes from the teenage underground||Pan Macmillan Australia, 2006|
|Jonsberg, Barry||Dreamrider||Allen & Unwin, 2006|
|Lanagan, Margo||Red spikes||Allen & Unwin 2006|
|Lawrinson, Julia||Bye, Beautiful||Penguin Group (Australia), 2006|
|McCaffrey, Kate||Destroying Avalon||Fremantle Arts Centre Press, 2006|
|McCarthy, Maureen||Rose by any other name||Allen & Unwin 2006|
|Nix, Garth||Sir Thursday
(Keys to the Kingdom Book 4)
|Allen & Unwin, 2006|
||My big birkett||Allen & Unwin, 2006|
Did you notice Destroying Avalon rates a mention? I was thrilled! The short list that was announced later consisted of some very impressive titles (the big guns of Australian YA lit were out in force last year!)
Bauer, Michael Gerard Don’t Call Me Ishmael!
Clarke, Judith One Whole and Perfect Day
Cornish, David M. Monster Blood Tatoo Book 1: Foundling
Dubosarsky, Ursula The Red Shoe
Lanagan, Margo Red Spikes
Shanahan, Lisa My Big Birkett
Good luck to the finalists- the Award is announced during Children’s Book Week which runs from the 18th – 24th August.
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Hi Kate, congrats on the CBC Notable – well done! Your contribution to the panel discussion on last night’s ‘Difference of Opinion’ was fantastic – it was the best show in the series so far (in my humble opinion) and provided some fascinating insights into our evolving cyber world. Onya girl – keep up the good work!
Congrats from me too – and yay for us holding up the Western Australian side on the notables! Awesome!
Thanks Katy and Julia. And of course congratulations Julia- on yet another listing for Bye Beautiful!