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The Children's Book Council of Australia Book of The Year Awards 2011 - Winners
19 Aug 2011

Older Readers Book of the Year 2011

Winner

The Midnight Zoo by Sonya Hartnett

Honoured

The Life of a Teenage Body-Snatcher by Doug MacLeod

Younger Readers Book of the Year 2011

Winner

The Red Wind by Isobelle Carmody

Picture Book of the Year 2011

Honoured

My Uncle's Donkey by Tohby Riddle

Eve Pownall Book of the Year 2011

Winner

The Return of the Word Spy by Ursula Dubosarsky, illustrated by Tohby Riddle

For more information please visit the CBC website

Related Books

Book Cover: The Life of a Teenage Body-Snatcher
Thomas Timewell is sixteen and a gentleman. When he meets a body-snatcher called Plenitude, his whole life changes.
Thomas Timewell is sixteen and a gentleman. When he meets a body-snatcher called Plenitude, his whole life changes.
Published: 28/06/2010
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143203919
RRP: $17.95
Book Cover: The Return of the Word Spy: A funny and fantastic voyage into language, grammar and beyond...
Packed with cartoons, games, facts and puzzles, The Return of the Word Spy continues the Word Spy's fascinating journey through the English language.
Packed with cartoons, games, facts and puzzles, The Return of the Word Spy continues the Word Spy's fascinating journey through the English language.
Published: 04/05/2010
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780670073542
RRP: $24.95
2011 Asher Literary Award - shortlisted
17 Aug 2011

The Old School by P. M. Newton

For more information please vist the website australian-centre.unimelb.edu.au/prizes-awards

Related Books

Book Cover: The Old School
'The writing is razor-sharp and the dialogue sizzles with tough-as-nails authenticity. Newton is a writer to watch.'  Matthew Reilly
'The writing is razor-sharp and the dialogue sizzles with tough-as-nails authenticity. Newton is a writer to watch.'  Matthew Reilly
Published: 30/05/2011
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143204015
RRP: $24.95
Penguin Australia announces new Licensing Division
15 Aug 2011

Penguin Australia announces new Licensing Division

Melbourne, Australia - 1 August 2011: Penguin Group (Australia) has announced a new licensing division, within its Brands & Licensing team who will work with Penguin’s award-winning authors, illustrators and brands to develop merchandise programs.

The team will be responsible for developing strategic and commercial third-party merchandise programmes that enhance the presence of key local and international properties and extend the reading experience.

General Manager, Brands & Licensing Troy Lewis said it was an exciting initiative for Penguin Australia.

'We’re looking forward to working with Penguin’s bestselling authors and illustrators, local and international licensees and retail partners to establish a focused licensing programme for each property and within the established scope of each brand.  Our global reach uniquely positions us to leverage international opportunities, resources and brands, which makes this an exciting opportunity.'

With offices in 15 countries around the world, Penguin is one of the world’s leading consumer publishing businesses.  Penguin publishing comprises the following well known imprints: Allen Lane, Fig Tree, Hamish Hamilton, Michael Joseph, Penguin, Penguin Classics, Puffin, Viking, Ladybird, Sunbird, Frederick Warne and BBC Children’s Books.

Penguin is part of the international media company Pearson plc.

For media enquiries please contact:

Anyez Lindop

Ph 03 9811 2512 or email: anyez.lindop@au.penguingroup.com

For licensing enquires please contact:

Reagan Croucher

Ph 03 9811 2675 or reagan.croucher@au.penguingroup.com

2011 Age Book of the Year Award - shortlisted
15 Aug 2011

When Horse Became Saw by Anthony Macris has been shortlisted in the nonfiction category for the Age Book of the Year Award 2011.

For more information visit booksellerandpublisher.com.au

2011 Ned Kelly Awards - Shortlisted
02 Aug 2011

Best First Fiction

Line of Sight by David Whish-Wilson

The Old School by PM Newton

Best Fiction

The Diggers Rest Hotel by Geoffrey McGeachin

True Crime

Wasted by Ross Honeywill

The Crime Writers Association of Australia was set up in the mid 1990s to promote and encourage Australian crime writing through the establishment of the Ned Kelly Awards. nedkellyawards.com

Winners are announced during the Melbourne Writers' Festival.

2011 Nita B Kibble Literary Awards for Women Writers - winner
27 Jul 2011

The Kibble Literary Award for the work of an established Australian female writer was presented to Brenda Walker for her memoir Reading by Moonlight.

For more information please visit perpetual.com.au/kibble

Related Books

Book Cover:  Reading by Moonlight: How Books Saved a Life
Shortlisted for the 2011 NSW Premier's Literary Awards, The Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-Fiction.
Shortlisted for the 2011 NSW Premier's Literary Awards, The Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-Fiction.
Published: 28/03/2011
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143205227
RRP: $24.95
2011 Victorian Premier's Literary Awards - shortlisted
27 Jul 2011

Prize for Writing for Young Adults

The Life of a Teenage Body-Snatcher by Doug MacLeod

The Three Loves of Persimmon by Cassandra Golds

Related Books

Book Cover: The Life of a Teenage Body-Snatcher
Thomas Timewell is sixteen and a gentleman. When he meets a body-snatcher called Plenitude, his whole life changes.
Thomas Timewell is sixteen and a gentleman. When he meets a body-snatcher called Plenitude, his whole life changes.
Published: 28/06/2010
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143203919
RRP: $17.95
Book Cover: The Three Loves of Persimmon
Shortlisted for the 2011 NSW Premier's Literary Awards, The Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children's Literature.
Shortlisted for the 2011 NSW Premier's Literary Awards, The Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children's Literature.
Published: 25/08/2010
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143205012
RRP: $17.95
2011 ABIA Winners announced
27 Jul 2011

Biography of the Year 2011

How to Make Gravy by Paul Kelly
 
Distributor of the Year 2011

United Book Distributors
 
International Success of the Year 2011

Once, Then and Now by Morris Gleitzman

Related Books

Book Cover:  How to Make Gravy
A memoir in a hundred songs – classy storytelling from Australia's most prodigious singer-songwriter. Buy the App
A memoir in a hundred songs – classy storytelling from Australia's most prodigious singer-songwriter. Buy the App
Published: 21/09/2010
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9781926428222
RRP: $49.95
Book Cover:  Once

Once I escaped from an orphanage to find my Mum and Dad.

Once I saved a girl called Zelda from a burning house.

Once I made a Nazi with toothache laugh.

My name is Felix.

This is my story.

The reference at the end of the book to readers' notes refers to the teachers' notes which can be found at our Education Centre.

Once I escaped from an orphanage to find my Mum and Dad.

Once I saved a girl called Zelda from a burning house.

Once I made a Nazi with toothache laugh.

My name is Felix.

This is my story.

The reference...

Published: 01/08/2005
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143301950
RRP: $16.95
Book Cover:  Then

I had a plan for me and Zelda

Pretend to be someone else

Find new parents

Be safe forever

 

Then the Nazis came

I had a plan for me and Zelda

Pretend to be someone else

Find new parents

Be safe forever

 

Then the Nazis came

Published: 02/06/2008
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780670072781
RRP: $19.99
Book Cover:  Now
The gripping finale to the dramatic series that began with Once, continued with Then and is . . . Now.\r\nAuthor interview
The gripping finale to the dramatic series that began with Once, continued with Then and is . . . Now.\r\nAuthor interview
Published: 03/05/2010
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780670074372
RRP: $19.95
Galley Club Awards 2011 - Winners
26 Jul 2011

Category 1 - sheetfed case bound book with RRP under $25

The A-Z of Unfortunate Dogs by Adam Elliot
Production by Carmen De La Rue
Published by Penguin Group (Australia)
Printed by 1010 Printing

Category 2 - sheetfed case bound book with RRP under $50

What on Earth Are You Wearing? by Michi Girl
Production by Tracey Jarrett
Published by Penguin Group (Australia)
Printed by 1010 Printing

Related Books

Book Cover: The A-Z of Unfortunate Dogs
Adam Elliot has drawn his delightful 'A to Z of Unfortunate Dogs', with rhyming couplets to match.
Adam Elliot has drawn his delightful 'A to Z of Unfortunate Dogs', with rhyming couplets to match.
Published: 22/11/2010
Format: Cloth Books
ISBN: 9781926428291
RRP: $24.95
2011 The Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) - shortlisted
07 Jul 2011

The 2011 ABIA Shortlist has been announced.  This year Penguin has six titles shortlisted in the individual book categories.

These include:

Illustrated Book of the Year 2011

A Food Lover’s Pilgrimage to Santiago De Compostela, by Dee Nolan

Biography of the Year 2011

How to Make Gravy, by Paul Kelly

Book of the Year for Younger Children (age range 0 to 8 years) 2011

All Through the Year, written by Jane Godwin & illustrated by Anna Walker

The Legend of the Golden Snail, written and illustrated by Graeme Base

Book of the Year for Older Children (age range 8 to14 years) 2011

Now, by Morris Gleitzman

General Fiction Book of the Year 2011

At Home with the Templetons, by Monica McInerney

Book of the Year 2011

How to Make Gravy, by Paul Kelly


Penguin has also been shortlisted for the following industry awards:

Publisher Promotional Campaign of the Year

How to Make Gravy, written by Paul Kelly

International Success of the Year

Once, Then and Now by Morris Gleitzman

Publisher of the Year 2011

Distributor of the Year

United Book Distributors

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