Okay, so I am about a week late getting this one posted (sorry, been ill plus have kids cutting their final molars – has been a busy time!). 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 Early Childhood books.
Book of the Year: Early Childhood
Title: Piranhas Don’t Eat Bananas
Author: Aaron Blabey
isn’t like his family of fellow piranhas. While they are all happy to
much on meat Brian is strictly a vegetarian. His family are determined
though that because he’s a piranha he should want to eat meat.
Title: Ollie And The Wind
Author: Ronojoy Ghosh
loves to play on his own island and then one day the wind steals his
hat. Then the wind comes back and takes his scarf. The question becomes
is the wind really naughty? Or is the wind trying to tell Ollie that an
island without many people may not be the right place for him.
Author: Danny Parker
Summary: This is the story of kids who spend the days scribbling with chalk, running
with kites, digging for shells, paddling, climbing, dreaming.
Title: My Dog Bigsy
Author: Alison Lester
Summary: This is the story of a little dog called Bigsy who might be small but is definitely the boss.
Title: Cow Tripped Over The Moon
Author: Tony Wilson
is the story that looks behind the rhyme “Hey Diddle, Diddle” and
questions that although the rhyme says that the cow jumped over the
moon…how many times did the cow try it before succeeding? After all,
the moon is very high up!
Title: Mr Huff
Illustrator/Author: Anna Walker
Bill is having a bad day.
Mr Huff is following him around and making everything seem difficult.
Bill tries to get rid of him, but Mr Huff just gets bigger and bigger!
Then they both stop, and a surprising thing happens . . .