Yesterday I had the honour of being a part of the Inkys online launch. As part of this launch, the long lists for the Gold Inky (Australian authored YA) and Silver Inky (International authored YA) awards were announced. You can hear my dulcet tones and that of the brilliant compare, Andrew, and fellow blogger, Steph Bowe, by following this link.
If that's not your style then check out the long listed titles here.
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The Children's Book Council of Australia Awards have also been announced this morning as part of Australia's Book Week
The five nominated in the Older Readers Category:
CORNISH, D. M. - Monster Blood Tattoo Book Two: Lamplighter
EATON, Anthony -Into White Silence
FRENCH, Jackie - A Rose for the Anzac Boys
MARCHETTA, Melina - Finnikin of the Rock
MOLONEY, James - Kill the Possum
TAN, Shaun - Tales from Outer Suburbia
Shaun Tan's Tales of Outer Suburbia was decreed the winner.
Anthony Eaton's Into White Silence and Jackie French's A Rose for the ANZAC Boys were named as Honour titles. Congratulations to all those who were shortlisted and the award recipients.