Bookbits for August 27th, 2009: Awards Special

Oh my goodness, the older I get, the harder it is to get into my work rhythm again (thank you Em – I had a fantastic staycation, as the phrase goes)!  Still, up and blogging now with a special award issue of the Bookbits.  I figured, if the Book World has the temerity to keep coming up with news while I’m on vacation, I’m simply going to dismiss it as Unimportant.  Ha!  Take that!  🙂

But awards are awards are awards, and always fun to know about, so here are most of the ones I could find from the past month (and off-the-record apologies for any news I will not be mentioning now in order to get a good start on the rest of the blogging year):

  • The Children’s Book Council of Australia awarded their prizes: Tales from Outer Suburbia by Shaun Tan (Older Readers), Perry Angel’s Suitcase by Glenda Millard and illustrated by Stephen Michael King (Younger Readers), How to Heal a Broken Wing by Bob Graham (Early Childhood), Collecting Colour by Kylie Dunstan (Picture Book), and Alive in the Death Zone by Lincoln Hall (Book of the Year).  Apologies: Australian books are surprisingly hard to get by for us.