Wednesday, March 8, 2017

CBCA Notables 2017

Picture Book of the Year and 
Younger Readers Book of the Year for 2017

March is an exciting month for readers while we wait, guess and anticipate the announcement of the 2017 CBCA short list next month.  Last week the 2017 Notables were announced.  These books could be re-named the long list. These are the books submitted by their publishers for our CBCA Book of the Year awards and there are close to 150 titles on this list ranging from YA, Younger Readers titles, picture books and Information books.

Highlights of the Younger Readers List :

There are 39 titles on the Notables list in the Younger Readers category and they cover a wide range of genres and levels but from this list I especially like Magrit and The secrets we keep.  I am looking forward to reading A most Magical girl by Karen Foxlee and When the Lyrebird calls by Kim Kane.

I am not sure I can predict which titles will be short listed in the Younger Readers Category but I do predict these books (listed below) will all make the Picture book selection - although I have picked seven and only six books can be included.  I will be blogging more titles from the picture book notables over the coming weeks.
  • Circle by Jeannie Baker
  • A patch from Scratch by Megan Forward
  • Somewhere else by Gus Gordon
  • A soldier and dog and a boy by Libby Hathorn
  • Out by Angela de Pourbaix
  • Small things by Mel Tregonning
  • Home in the rain by Bob Graham 

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