Last night Catriona Hoy and I joined Pam McIntyre, Susanne Thwaites and Pam Horsey (channelling her inner Bec Kavanagh) presented our Clayton’s shortlist titles to a gathering of bookpeople at the CBCA Vic Clayton’s Night. I was presenting the Early Childhood section and Catriona, the non fiction.
Knowing that it’s almost impossible to catch a closed-mouth photo of a speaker, these are two shots we prepared earlier.
And here are our shortlists:
Early Childhood Award
In the Lion, James Foley Walker Books Peggy, Anna Walker Scholastic Pooka, Carol Chataway and Nina Rycroft Working Title Press Too Many Elephants in This House, Ursula Dubosarsky Penguin Ships in the Field, Susanne Gervay and Anna Pignataro Ford Street Publishing Lily and the Fairy Tree, Jane Tanner Penguin
Eve Pownell (Non-fiction) Award
Kevin Thinks by Gail Watts Python by Christopher Cheng & Mark Jackson Lone Pine by Susie Brown & Margaret Warner illus. by Sebastian Ciaffaglione Life on the Goldfields by Doug Bradby Sophie Scott Goes South by Alison Lester Catriona’s own book ‘The Little Dinosaur’ is also entered in this category
Picture Book Award
Herman & Rosie by Gus Gordon Peggy by Anna Walker The Terrible Suitcase by Emma Allen & Freya Blackwood Tree by Danny Parker & Matt Ottley Unforgotten by Tohby Riddle Lightning Jack by Glenda Millard & Patricia Mullins
Younger Readers Award
The Forgotten Pearl by Belinda Murrell Star by Catherine Bateson Louis Beside Himself by Anna Fienberg Miss Understood by James Roy The Beginner’s Guide to Revenge by Marianne Musgrove The Horses didn’t come Home by Pamela Rushby
Older Readers Award
The Shiny Guys by Doug McLeod Night Beach by Kirsty Eager The interrogation of Ashala Wolf by Amberlin Kwaymullina City by James Roy Friday Brown by Vikki Wakefield The Ink Bridge by Neil Grant