Friday, 3 June 2016

Book Week 2016: Short List: Younger Readers

This is the short-list for the books nominated in the CBCA Book Week 2016: Australia - Story Country...As always I have broken the posts down into their categories to help you find what you need starting with the Younger Readers books.

Book of the Year: Younger Readers


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Title: The Cleo Stories: A Friend and a Pet
Author: Libby Gleeson
ISBN: 9781743315286
Summary: Cleo's best friend is away, her parents are busy, and there's nothing to do but count raindrops - or tidy her room. Just when she thinks she'll never cheer up, Cleo has an idea. In the next story, Cleo longs for a pet but her mum and dad say no. Perhaps the answer is hidden somewhere unexpected



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Title: Soon
Author: Morris Gleitzman
ISBN: 9780670078875
Summary: I hoped the Nazis would be defeated. And they were. I hoped the war would be over. And it was. I hoped we would be safe. But we aren't. Soon continues the incredibly moving story of Felix, a Jewish boy still struggling to survive in the wake of the liberation of Poland after the end of World War Two.

  

http://www.fishpond.com.au/product_info.php?ref=4217&id=9781743319222&affiliate_banner_id=1 Title: Run, Pip, Run
Author: J.C. Jones
ISBN: 9781743319222
Summary: Pip Sullivan's tenth birthday was a disaster - and that was only the beginning. With her beloved Sully in hospital and the welfare hot on her heels, Pip needs time, money and a place to stay. She's determined to stay one step ahead of Senior Constable Molly Dunlop! With help from her friends - including a psychic cat and a canine escape artist - Pip needs to stay out of dreaded foster homes so she can help Sully get better. Run, Pip, Run is a warm-hearted story about a small girl on her own in a big city, but who knows a thing or two about loyalty, bravery and friendship.


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Title: Sister Heart
Author: Sally Morgan
ISBN: 9781925163131
Summary: A young Aboriginal girl is taken from the north of Australia and sent to an institution in the distant south. There, she slowly makes a new life for herself and, in the face of tragedy, finds strength in new friendships. Poignantly told from the child's perspective, Sister Heart affirms the power of family and kinship.

 
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Title: Molly and Pim and The Millions of Stars
Author: Martine Murray
ISBN: 9781925240085
Summary: Molly has a strange life. Her mama collects herbs at dawn and makes potions, her father and brothers have gone away, and her house feels like a gypsy caravan. Molly doesn't want to know anything about herbs and potions. She wishes she could be more like her best friend, Ellen, who has a normal family and a normal house. But she is also secretly interested in Pim, who is inquisitive and odd and a little bit frightening. When Molly's mama makes a potion that has a wild and shocking effect, Molly and Pim look for a way to make things right, and Molly discovers the magic and value of her own unusual life. Molly and Pim and the Millions of Stars is a delightful story about friendship and acceptance and learning to see the wonder in the world.


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Title: Shadows of the Master
Author: Emily Rodda
ISBN: 9781742990620
Summary: Britta has always wanted to be a trader like her father, sailing the nine seas and bringing precious cargo home to Del harbour. Her dreams seemed safe until her father's quest to find the fabled Staff of Tier ended in blood and horror. Now his shamed family is in hiding, and his ship, the Star of Deltora, belongs to the powerful Rosalyn fleet. But Britta's ambition burns as fiercely as ever. When she suddenly gets the chance to win back her future she knows she has to take it whatever the cost. She has no idea that shadows from a distant, haunted isle are watching her every move.






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