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Australian Children's Book of the Year Award: 1998 Shortlists

Winners will be announced during Australian Children's Book Week, August 1998.

Book of the Year: Older Readers

Note: Some of these books are for mature readers.

*Alan Baillie, The Last Shot (Omnibus)

*Catherine Jinks, Eye to Eye (Penguin)

*Brigid Lowry, Guitar Highway Rose (Allen & Unwin)

*David Metzenthen, Gilbert's Ghost Train (Scholastic)

*Tom Winton, Lockie Leonard, Legend (Pan Macmillan)

*Matt Zurbo, Idiot Pride (Penguin)

Book of the Year: Younger Readers

*Elaine Forrestal, Someone Like Me (Penguin)

*Libby Gleeson (ill. David Cox) Queen of the Universe (Omnibus)

*Odo Hirsch (ill. Andrew McLean) Antonio S and the Mystery of Theodore Guzman (Allen & Unwin)

*Robin Klein, The Listmaker (Penguin)

*Marguerite Hann Syme, Chickpea (Scholastic)

*Patricia Wrightson (ill. David Cox) Rattler's Place (Penguin)

Picture Book Of The Year

Note: Some of these books may be for mature readers.

*Rod Clement, Grandad's Teeth (HarperCollins)

*Bob Graham, Queenie the Bantam (Walker Books)

*Andrew McLean (text Janet McLean) Josh (Allen & Unwin)

*Junko Morimoto, The Two Bullies (Random House)

*Tohby Riddle, The Great Escape from City Zoo (HarperCollins)

*Bruce Whatley (text Rosie Smith) Detective Donut and the Wild Goose Chase (HarperCollins)

Eve Pownall Award for Information Books

*Beth Dolan, Cathy Freeman (Heinemann)

*Gerald and Guundie Kuchling, Yakkinn the Swamp Tortoise: Survival (Era)

*Jill Morris, (ill. Sharon Dye) The Wombat Who Talked to the Stars (Greater Glider Productions)

*John Nicholson, A Home Among the Gum Trees (Allen & Unwin)

*John Nicholson, Kimberley Warrior (Allen & Unwin)

*Kim Michelle Toft and Allan Sheather, One Less Fish (UQP)

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