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Hardie Grant Egmont congratulates shortlisted authors and illustrators


The team at Hardie Grant Egmont is leaping for joy and bursting with pride as we congratulate our authors and illustrators shortlisted for the CBCA Book of the Year Awards 2014.


Picture Book of the Year

Parachute by Danny Parker and Matt Ottley (illus)


Early Childhood

The Swap by Jan Ormerod and Andrew Joyner (illus)

Banjo and Ruby Red by Libby Gleeson and Freya Blackwood (illus)


Older Readers

Life in Outer Space by Melissa Keil


Reprints of all four titles will be available 20th June.

To order copies of any of these lovely titles, please contact Random House.


For all media enquiries, please contact Kate Brown katebrown@hardiegrant.com.au

New Releases


Chris Miles

RRP: $16.95

From this hilarious debut novelist comes Spurt, a YA novel for teenage boys about faking it till you make it – and what it means to be a man. Jack Sprigley isn’t just a late-bloomer. He’s a no-bloomer. He’s about to start the last term of year nine and puberty is still a total no-show. Worse yet, he hasn’t heard from his friends all holidays. He assumes they’ve finally dumped him and his child-like body – except then he finds out that it’s much worse than that. His friends are now so far ahead of him that they’ve started hooking up and getting girlfriends. Jack is screwed. But then he comes up with a plan to catch up and win his friends back. And his plan is perfect: he just has to fake puberty.  > Find out more

Billie B Mystery: Stolen Stash

Sally Rippin

RRP: $9.95

Billie and the Secret Mystery Club are investigating their most serious mystery yet. Someone has taken something from the principal's office at school! Who would have done such a terrible thing? And when one of Billie's friends becomes a suspect, will Billie even know who to trust anymore?  > Find out more

Sylvia and Bird

Catherine Rayner

RRP: $14.95

Sylvia is the only dragon in the whole world, and she is very lonely … until one day, she meets Bird. Tiny and chirpy, so different from the huge dragon, Bird somehow changes Sylvia’s life for ever… A touching story about belonging and the power of friendship.  > Find out more

The Thomas Collection

Thomas and Friends

RRP: $24.95

Thomas the Tank Engine started life as a character in a bedtime story created by the Reverend Wilbert Awdry for his young son Christopher and remains a much-loved character today. A stunning collection of 56 original stories.  > Find out more

5 Useful Engines

Thomas and Friends

RRP: $12.95

This fun, bold Thomas board book with rhyming text introduces Thomas and his four most popular friends!  > Find out more

Go Girl Flip It! Little Lies

Chrissie Perry

RRP: $14.95

Bonnie and Casey have become great friends. But then each girl tells the other a white lie. Suddenly they don’t know if they can trust each other. Is a white lie as bad a real lie? Will Bonnie and Casey stay friends?  > Find out more

Zac Power Spy Recruit #7 Strikes Out

H.I. Larry

RRP: $7.95

Zac has two new gadgets to test drive. Will he be able to find the missing drivers?  > Find out more

Zac Power Spy Recruit #8 Quicksand

H.I. Larry

RRP: $7.95

Zac is off on Spy Camp to work on his karate. But can he beat a crazy karate robot?  > Find out more

Oh Dylan!

Tracey Corderoy

RRP: $12.95

Dylan duckling and his three sisters are off to the pond for their very first swim. “Hold on to the daisy chain, then you won’t get lost,” says Mummy Duck. But Dylan has other ideas...  > Find out more

Counterfeit Love

Julie Fison

RRP: $19.95

Lucy Yang is loving her first television job in Hong Kong. She works hard and plays hard, and she doesn’t have time for a relationship if she wants to become a TV news anchor by the time she’s twenty-one. Besides, what man could live up to her impossibly high standards? Then she meets Byron, and her world is turned upside-down. Funny, clever and impossibly gorgeous, Byron might just satisfy all of Lucy’s criteria. Sure, he’s a little cagey about his job, but what businessman in Hong Kong doesn’t want to protect trade secrets? But as Lucy desperately tries to get to the bottom of a potentially huge news story, Byron keeps popping up in the most unlikely places. Is it just a coincidence? Or is Lucy’s perfect man not so perfect after all?  > Find out more

Fireman Sam To The Rescue!

Fireman Sam

RRP: $14.95

Fireman Sam and his Fire Crew are always ready to race to the rescue! This brightly coloured chunky tabbed board book features Sam and the team and all their amazing vehicles. Find out about the vehicles and see how the team uses them in emergencies. Go, go rescue team!  > Find out more

The Funny Fingers

David Sinden, Niklas Catlow, Matt Morgan

RRP: $14.95

The Funny Fingers are an oddball family of digits who find fun and humour in everything around them. Even when their miserable neighbours, the Terrible Toes, try to spoil their happiness, the Funny Fingers manage to turn a mishap into an exciting adventure.  > Find out more


Libby Hathorn

RRP: $24.95

Like the garden it portrays, Outside is a Baroque wonderland waiting to be explored, a shimmery place of texture, luminosity and colour where time stands still and memories are born. Two internationally acclaimed creators—author Libby Hathorn and artist Ritva Voutila—have coupled their dazzling imaginative powers to capture the wonder of childhood in this homage to the magic of a garden.  > Find out more

Transformers 30th Anniversary Gift Set


RRP: $34.95

Thirty years ago, Optimus Prime and Megatron battled it out in the first ever four-issue, limited edition series Transformers comic books. Relive the classic battles in this anniversary edition box set.  > Find out more

Disney Vintage: Pinocchio

RRP: $24.95

When Geppetto awoke one morning to find Pinocchio, his merry-faced little puppet, had been brought to life, he couldn’t have been happier. For Pinocchio, however, he was still a puppet, and more than anything he wanted to become a real boy. But for this wish to come true, he would have to prove himself to be brave, truthful and unselfish – not such an easy task, even with his conscience Jiminy Cricket to help him.   > Find out more

Baby Says... No!

Coburn, Alisa

RRP: $12.95

No to lunch. No to a hat. No to hugs… Can Baby really say NO to everything today?  > Find out more

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