I hope all of you have been enjoying a lovely holiday weekend. Thanks for tuning in to help me digest my chocolate eggs and to reflect on the month that was.

Kelly Canby’s Rodney, Julia Lawrinson’s Maddie in the Middle and Holden Sheppard’s Invisible Boys have all been made Notable books in their respective categories in the Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Awards.

Each book in Dianne Wolfer’s Light trilogy of picture books for older readers, about young girls and boys living through World War I, has now been given the nod as a CBCA Notable Book.

Fremantle Press authors Kelly Canby and Dianne Wolfer have both seen their 2018 books heralded as Children’s Book Council of Australia Notable Books.

Looking Up by Sally Murphy and Drawn Onward by Meg McKinlay and Andrew Frazer have been honoured as notable books in the Children’s Book Council of Australia’s Book of the Year Awards 2018.

Lily in the Mirror by Paula Hayes and Pandamonia by Chris Owen and Chris Nixon are both notable books in the Children’s Book Council of Australia’s Book of the Year Awards 2017.

We’re delighted to report that recognition for Fremantle Press books has been strong this month, with four titles making the award lists (as modelled here by Children’s Publisher Cate Sutherland).

WA author Dianne Touchell is celebrating today after her debut novel Creepy & Maud made the Children’s Book Council of Australia’s prestigious shortlist.

Congratulations to Ambelin Kwaymullina, Deb Fitzpatrick, Elaine Forrestal and Moira Court whose books made the 2011 Children’s Book Council of Australia Notable book list.