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Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards 2007

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 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
Shanahan, Lisa
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.


I am an Australian author of YA and Adult fiction. My first novel Destroying Avalon (2006) published by Fremantle Arts Centre Press is about cyber bullying.My second novel In Ecstasy (2008) is about friendship and drugs. My third novel Beautiful Monster (2010)focuses on body image . Crashing Down (2014) was my fourth novel and is about teen pregnancy. Saving Jazz (2016), is a novel that looks the world of social media and what happens when your mistakes go viral. In 2019 I released a non-fiction book The (mostly) English Teachers' Survival Guide To Marking which outlines a coded marking and feed-forward system, designed to save teachers about 50% of their marking time. My first adult book Double Lives is being released in 2022. I live in Western Australia, with my husband, two daughters, a cat and two Maltese Shih Tzus.

3 thoughts on “Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards 2007

  1. 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!

  2. Congrats from me too – and yay for us holding up the Western Australian side on the notables! Awesome!

  3. Thanks Katy and Julia. And of course congratulations Julia- on yet another listing for Bye Beautiful!

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