Saturday, 16 August 2014
CBCA Book Awards - Rules of Summer
This week is Children's Book Week here in Australia, and was preceded on Friday by the CBCA (Children's Book Council of Australia) Book Awards, and Rules of Summer was honored with the prize for Picture Book of the Year, fantastic news and no small feat given the strong showing this year; congrats also to fellow winning fiction picture-bookers Nick Bland, Bob Graham, Ann James, Janeen Brian, Libby Gleeson, Freya Blackwood, Andrew Joyner and Jan Ormerod (greatly missed), and to all other writers and illustrators in other categories. More info about the winners and shortlists can be found here, and my short acceptance speech here. Particular thanks to all the booksellers who have been so active in bringing Rules of Summer to the attention of readers over the past year, your support has been amazing as always.