Celebrate Outstanding Australian Children's Literature @ Your Library

The long wait is finally over – the winners of the Children's Book of the Year Awards for 2007 have been announced! Read on for the winners and how you can get involved at your local library during Book Week.

The Arrival by Shaun Tan

Picture Books

Winner: The Arrival by Shaun TanHonour Books: The Rainbirds by Sally Rippin (Text by David Metzenthen) and Woolvs in the Sitee by Anne Spudvilas (Text by Margaret Wild)

Amy & Louis by Libby Gleeson

Early Childhood

Winner: Amy & Louis by Libby Gleeson (Illustrations by Freya Blackwood)
Honour Books: Chatterbox by Margaret Wild (Illustrations by Deborah Niland) and Doodledum Dancing by Meredith Costain (Illustrations by Pamela Allen)

Being Bee by Catherine Bateson

Younger Readers

Winner: Being Bee by Catherine BatesonHonour Books: The Tuckshop Kid by Pat Flynn (Illustrated by Tom Jellet) and Bird and Sugar Boy by Sofie Laguna

Red Spikes by Margo Lanagan

Older Readers

Winner: Red Spikes by Margo LanaganHonour Books: Monster Blood Tattoo: Book One: Foundling by D.M. Cornish and The Red Shoe by Ursula Dubosarsky

The Penguin Book by Mark Norman

Eve Pownall Award for Information Books

Winner: The Penguin Book: Birds in Suits by Mark Norman
Honour Books: Red Haze: Australians and New Zealanders in Vietnam by Leon Davidson and Queenie: One Elephant’s Story by Corinne Fenton (Illustrations by Peter Gouldthorpe)

READiscover Menai Libary

READiscover Book Week @ Menai Library
The theme for 2007 is READiscover and at Menai Library we decided it was a great time to do some space exploration, so why not drop in and check out our displays or come to one of our special storytimes at 10.30am on Wednesday or Friday morning? And don’t forget to pick up a copy of the Book Week edition of our children’s magazine ‘The What’.

It's a Jungle @ Cronulla Library

Jungle Mural at Cronulla Library
READiscover Cronulla's kids section as a newly transformed jungle - a book week jungle. That's right its book week again & this years theme is READiscover. Cronulla is putting out the challenge out to its borrowers to discover the hidden book week characters hiding in our jungle poster, can you find all ten? Additionally, Cronulla will hold numerous school visits, celebrating the high quality of children's books produced every year here in Australia, including role plays games and waddling like a penguin. Don't let the schools have all the fun! Go on safari and READiscover all the wild and wonderful creatures that can be found at Cronulla Library - but watch out for those tigers!