The annual awards from The Children's Book Council of Australia have been announced!
There are many fine books which have earned a gong. One of my favourites this year, is Bear and Chook by the Sea.
It's published by Lothian Children's Books, Hachette, written by the award-winning Lisa Shanahan and illustrated by the very talented Emma Quay. This book is a sequel to the equally delightful Bear and Chook.
Who could resist that lovable bear and rascally chook? Check out both!
Talking of poultry, Mr Chicken Goes to Paris was also a contender for an award but alas, didn't make it this year. This fabulous picture-book about a feisty worldly chicken, is a definite award winner in my view. Written and illustrated by the amazingly creative Leigh Hobbs and published by Allen and Unwin.