Huge congrats to the authors and illustrators of the Notable and Shortlisted books for this year's Children's Book Council of Australia Awards. I'm honoured to see my book TWO WOLVES in such fine company.
Thanks to the volunteers and judges who read such an enormous number of books each year and give their time to support reading and the development of children's literature in Australia. On days like today I am reminded of how supportive and kind people in the world of Children's and Young Adult literature are.
Without the team at Penguin Random House Australia – Zoe W, Kimberley, Julie, Dot, Zoe B, Caroline, Sarana, Nerrilee, Angela and Mary – and the support and encouragement of Sophie Hamley, Catherine Drayton and John Boyne, the book would never have been seen, so thank you.
If you're looking for a good Kidlit or YAlit read, be sure to scour the lists. There are some absolute crackers: http://cbca.org.au/ShortList-2015.htm