The winners of the Children’s Book of the Year Awards 2014 have been announced:
Early Childhood – Jan Ormerod & Andrew Joyner – The Swap
Eve Pownall – Christopher Faille & Danny Snell – Jeremy
Younger Reader – Catherine Jinks – City of Orphans: a very unusual pursuit
Older Reader – Fiona Wood – Wildlife
Picture Book – Shaun Tan – Rules of Summer
Crichton Award – Graham Byrne (text: Claire Saxby) – Big Red Kangaroo
Children’s Book Week has now officially commenced and continues until Friday 22 August with events and activities held in schools, libraries and book shops all across Australia. Connect to Reading – Reading to Connect is this year’s theme, highlighting how books and reading help children connect with to each other. Through reading books, children enjoy the experience of exploring story, travelling to other worlds and connecting through a variety of media.
The awards celebrate the recently published books of many talented Australian authors and illustrators who write for children and young adults. Congratulations to all of the award winners, honour books and notables!