Bob Graham is the 2012 winner of the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Picture Book of the Year Award. Graham’s award, for A Bus Called Heaven, brings his CBCA-winning tally to six. He first won in 1988 with Crusher Is Coming and, most recently, in 2009 for How to Heal a Broken Wing.
Other 2012 winners are:
- Older Readers: Scot Gardner (The Dead I Know)
- Younger Readers: Kate Constable (Crow Country)
- Early Childhood: Nick Bland and Freya Blackwood (The Runaway Hug)
- Eve Pownall Award for Information Books: Alison Lester and Coral Tulloch (One Small Island)
AustLit will bring you more CBCA award news soon. In the meantime, details of all the 2012 winners, honour books and shortlisted titles can be found on the Council’s website.