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Australia's Finest Children's Books

The Children's Book Council of Australia announced the winners of its annual awards on August 19th. All 2005 honorees were published in 2004.  You can see the runners-up and the short list at the CBCA site. The only name that rings a bell here is Mem Fox, but I would most like to see Alison Lester's Are We There Yet?, the picture book of the year. She also wrote Ernie Dances to the Didgeridoo, which has to be the most irresistible title I've come across lately.


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Hi Susan:

In a weird coincidence I am just posting a review of "Are you there yet?" It's a good one! Kane/Miller is publishing it in the States.


Kelly, awesome! I just added a link.


I am looking for other picture books like Alison Lester's Are We There Yet? and Mem Fox Possum Magic that involve some travel around Australia. If you know of any titles I would really appreciate them.



Michelle, I wish I knew of some others, too. I really loved Are We There Yet? You might try the "Read Alert" site in the "Read These" side bar to the right; it is maintained by the State Library of Victoria (in Australia).

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