The Nerdy Birdy (David Snowdon, text by Danielle Wheeldon).
The winners will be announced on Friday 15 August during Children’s Book Week on 16-22 August. The theme for this year’s Book Week is ‘Connect to Reading’. My Life As An Alphabet has already won the Victorian Premier's Young Adult award this year. It is also shortlisted for the NSW Premier's Award, as is The Incredible Here & Now, A Very Unusual Pursuit, Wildlife & Jandamarra. Alison Lester (our current Australian Children's Laureate, has already won the Children's Indie Booksellers Award for Kissed By the Moon. Do you have any favourites this year? I have yet to read any of the teen or junior fiction titles (mentally slaps self on wrist!) but of the others my preferences go to Kissed By the Moon, Rules of Summer, Big Red Kangaroo & Jeremy. (I will add links as I read them though :-)