Today is a big day in the world of Australian children’s literature. It’s the day the CBCA announces the Notable books and the Shortlist for 2013 books.

Here is the full list of Notables and the Shortlist. Congratulations to all the creators.

I am thrilled that ‘Big Red Kangaroo’ is a Notable Book in the Eve Pownall Award (Information Books) and Big Red’s illustrator is shortlisted for the Crichton Award for new illustrators.

Go Big Red!