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Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards 2009

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2009 Book of the Year: Older Readers
NOTE: These books are for mature readers
WINNER
Tan, Shaun Tales from Outer Suburbia
HONOUR BOOKS
Eaton, Anthony Into White Silence
French, Jackie A Rose for the Anzac Boys

2009 Book of the Year: Younger Readers
WINNER
Millard, Glenda
Illus: King, Stephen Michael
Perry Angel’s Suitcase
HONOUR BOOKS
Bateson, Catherine The Wish Pony
Gleitzman, Morris Then

2009 Book of the Year: Early Childhood
WINNER
Graham, Bob How to Heal a Broken Wing
HONOUR BOOKS
King, Stephen Michael Leaf
Sullivan, Rosemary
Illus: Huxley, Dee
Tom Tom

2009 Picture Book of the Year
NOTE: Some of these books may be for mature readers
WINNER
Dunstan, Kylie Collecting Colour
HONOUR BOOKS
Ottley, Matt
Text: Marsden, John
Home and Away
Thompson, Colin The Big Little Book of Happy Sadness

2009 Eve Pownall Award for Information Books
NOTE: Some of these books may be for mature readers
WINNER
Hall, Lincoln Alive in the Death Zone
HONOUR BOOKS
Duborsarky, Ursula
Illus: Tohby Riddle
The Word Spy
Greenwood, Mark
Illus: Lessac, Frané
Simpson and his Donkey