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Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards 2008

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2008 Book of the Year: Older Readers
NOTE: These books are for mature readers
WINNER
HARTNETT, SonyaTHE GHOST’S CHILD
HONOUR BOOKS
HEFFERNAN, JohnMARTY’S SHADOW
METZENTHEN, DavidBLACK WATER

2008 Book of the Year: Younger Readers
WINNER
WILKINSON, CaroleDRAGON MOON
HONOUR BOOKS
CLARK, Sherryl
Illustrated by Elissa CHRISTIAN
SIXTH GRADE STYLE QUEEN (NOT!)
HIRSCH, OdoAMELIA DEE AND THE PEACOCK LAMP

2008 Book of the Year: Early Childhood
WINNER
BLABEY, Aaron PEARL BARLEY AND CHARLIE PARSLEY
HONOUR BOOKS
DUMBLETON, Mike
Illustrated by Craig SMITH
CAT
WILD, Margaret
Illustrated by Ann JAMES
LUCY GOOSEY

2008 Picture Book of the Year
NOTE: Some of these books may be for mature readers
WINNER
OTTLEY, MattREQUIEM FOR A BEAST
HONOUR BOOKS
SPUDVILAS, Anne
Text: Li CUNXIN
THE PEASANT PRINCE
THOMPSON, Colin
and 13 other illustrators
DUST

2008 Eve Pownall Award for Information Books
NOTE: Some of these books may be for mature readers
WINNER
WATTS, Frances
Illustrated by David LEGGE
PARSLEY RABBIT’S BOOK ABOUT BOOKS
HONOUR BOOKS
COOKE, Kaz GIRL STUFF:YOUR FULL-ON
GUIDE TO THE TEEN YEARS
MACINNIS, PeterKOKODA TRACK: 101 DAYS