Tuesday, 1 April 2008

CBCA Chrichton Award and Notable books

Congratulations to Ambelin Kwaymullina and Sonia Martinez who made the shortlist for the CBCA Chrichton Award for New Illustrators. Sonia illustrated The World According to Warren by Craig Silvey and Ambelin illustrated and wrote The Crow and the Waterhole.

The Crow and the Waterhole also made it onto the Picture Book of the Year Notable Books list along with Brian Harrison-Lever's Three Kings. Duncan Mackay's Storm Callers was recognized on the Younger Readers Notable Book list.

The Chrichton Award aims to recognise and encourage new talent in the field of Australian children's book illustration. The winner will be announced on Friday 15 August at the beginning of Children's Book Week, 16-22 August.

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