Exploring the 2012 CBCA Short List

The PETAA Teachers’ Guide to the CBCA Book of the Year Awards

Australian Curriculum based units of work

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Book of the Year: Younger Readers

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Sample: Nanberry: Black Brother White by Jackie French

Members: The Truth About Verity Sparks | Brother Band: The Outcasts | Crow Country | The Golden Door | Bungawitta

Book of the Year: Older Readers

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Members: The Golden DayShip Kings: The Coming of the Whirlpool When We Were Two |  

Book of the Year: Early Childhood

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Members:  No BearsThe Runaway HugThat’s Not a Daffodil!The Last VikingCome Down, Cat!Rudie Nudie

Eve Pownall Award for Information Books

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Members: One Small IslandThe Little RefugeeSurrealism for KidsBilby Secrets | The Drum: Fromelles | Playground

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