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)
The Swap by Jan Ormerod and Andrew Joyner (illus)
Banjo and Ruby Red by Libby Gleeson and Freya Blackwood (illus)
Life in Outer Space by Melissa Keil
Reprints of all four titles will be available 20th June.
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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 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 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
Thomas and Friends
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
Thomas and Friends
This fun, bold Thomas board book with rhyming text
introduces Thomas and his four most popular friends! > Find out more
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
Is a white lie as bad a real lie?
Will Bonnie and Casey stay friends? > Find out more
Zac has two new gadgets to test drive. Will
he be able to find the missing drivers? > Find out more
Zac is off on Spy Camp to work on his
karate. But can he beat a crazy karate
robot? > Find out more
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
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 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
David Sinden, Niklas Catlow, Matt Morgan
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
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
Thirty years ago,
Optimus Prime and
Megatron battled it out in the first ever four-issue, limited
Transformers comic books.
Relive the classic
battles in this
anniversary edition box set. > Find out more
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
No to lunch. No to a hat. No to hugs…
Can Baby really say NO to everything today? > Find out more