The 2012 Children’s Book Council of Australia’s Book of the Year Awards were announced today, signalling the start of Book Week!

The the following HarperCollins  books were  shortlisted in their respective categories:

From our Angus & Robertson imprint, Jackie French’s Nanberry: Black Brother White – Younger Readers category;

From our ABC Books imprint, Emma Quay’s Rudie Nudie  – Early Childhood category.

The following further titles received a notable mention:

Act of Faith by Kelly Gardiner – Older Readers category

Goodnight Mice! by France Watts, illus by Judy Watson (ABC Books, 9780733324215, $24.99) – Early Childhood category.

We are  pleased to be able to tell you that Jackie French’s Nanberry: Black Brother White has been awarded an Honour Book in its category and we are extremely pleased that Jackie’s amazing storytelling abilities have been acknowledged in this way.

We once again congratulate all of the authors and illustrators whose works have been recognised as part of these awards

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