22 August 2007

CBCA Winners 2007

2007 Winners
I am delighted that 'Red Spikes' has won the Older Readers category. Although I totally enjoyed each book that was shortlisted and we are considering using 'Don't Call Me Ishmael' for our year 9s, my favourite's were 'Red Spikes' and 'The Red Shoe'. Margo Lanagan is an amazing writer and I have another of her earlier books to enjoy when I have completed two others I have began.
Catherine Bateson has taken out the Younger Readers book of the year with 'Being Bee'. I am yet to read the rest of this category, but I can say I really enjoyed this one.
I am even less familiar with the other categories the CBCA Award Winners for 2007, I enjoyed Shaun Tan's 'The Arrival', which won the Picture book category as well as the Honour books for the 2007 Eve Pownall Award for Information Books.

Sally Murphy at Scribblings has a great post on the CBCA Junior Judges Project. She has also created a list of 12 books to read before you turn 12. I want to create my own and will attempt it on the weekend perhaps.

2 comments:

Sally Murphy said...

Hi Joh
Thanks for the mention.
I enjoyed Red Spikes too, and was interested to see a book of short stories win the award - great recognition for the form as well, of course, as for Lanagan's work.

Cheers
sally

Joh said...

My pleasure, I enjoy reading your blog. Thanks for dropping by.