• Manuscripts,  Picture Books

    CBCA Book Of The Year Shortlist 2012

      I have just finished reading the following article: Challenges of choosing a short list of top books for Children’s Book Council of Australia awards Children’s book award judge Michelle Prawer gives a good insight into the criteria for a book worthy of an award. This is very useful for any aspiring author like myself. The book has to be outstanding to make the CBCA shortlist, and to do this it must have the following: have a great story be well crafted characters must be well developed it must do something clever and different Many authors have been privileged enough to receive this award such as Mem Fox, Alison Lester,…