I was so thrilled and shocked when I found out that All I Want for Christmas is Rain was shortlisted for the CBCA Children’s Book of the Year awards in the Early Childhood category – I still feel like being shortlisted was a big award in itself. Congratulations to the winner in my category Go Home Cheeky Animals (Johanna Bell, Dion Beasley). The CBCA has published its judges’ report on the shortlisted books and the winners and honour books. Congratulations to all shortlisted books, winning books and honour books. I am so lucky to have been in such talented company.
The awards ceremony in Hobart was a wonderful experience. I am so glad I went! It was an experience I will never forget! Here are a few photos from the ceremony. It was so great to accept the shortlist certificate with Megan Forward (with me in the middle photo). The venue for the ceremony, Government House, was lovely. Thanks to Government House and Her Excellency Kate Warner AC for hosting the awards ceremony. Thanks to the CBCA for organising the event.