Walker Books children’s titles shine on CBCA shortlist!

Walker Books children’s titles shine on CBCA shortlist

The Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) have today announced three Walker Books’ titles have made the shortlist for the annual CBCA Awards, with the winners to be announced in August. They are:

Home in the Rain by Bob Graham (Picture Book of the Year)

Gary by Leila Rudge (Book of the Year: Early Childhood)

Welcome to Country illustrated by Lisa Kennedy (The Crichton Award)

Linsay Knight, Publisher of Walker Books Australia, says, “We are over the moon about Bob Graham's wonderful book Home in the Rain and Leila Rudge's Gary being shortlisted today. Bob's work is always inspirational and we celebrate with him. Leila is a one-of-a-kind wonder who we admire greatly. Mega congratulations to both from everyone at Walker Books Australia.”

Leila, who worked on the book for a year, is thrilled. “From a tiny scribble in a sketch book, to seeing it on shelves is amazing. Now, to be shortlisted at the CBCA awards is just incredible.”

Maryann Ballantyne, Publisher at Black Dog Books, is thrilled that Lisa Kennedy has been recognised in the 2017 Crichton Award for new illustrators, “Award winning fine artist Lisa Kennedy joined with respected Wurundjeri Elder, Aunty Joy Murphy, to create the poetic and beautiful Welcome to Country. Kennedy’s tactual, rich and lyrical narrative art with its saturated palette glows on the page. Her strikingly modern illustrations also respectfully cross time, incorporating many strong symbolic motifs of both Country and People.

The most influential and highly respected book awards in Australia promoting books of high literary and artistic quality, the CBCA presents annual awards for outstanding contribution to Australian children's literature. The awards have been running since 1946.

Walker Books Australia has been bringing the best of children’s publishing to Australia and New Zealand for over 20 years. The company is dedicated to publishing books of unwavering quality for children and young adults to read and treasure. Walker Books Australia is also passionate about the Australian Children’s book industry and is a haven for the most highly talented authors and illustrators, both emerging and award-winning. Walker Books Australia is proud to be the home of Black Dog Books, an award-winning imprint with a reputation for publishing some of Australia’s finest writers including Carole Wilkinson, Sue Lawson and Suzy Zail.


Last updated on 31/03/17 at 03:34:02
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