A number of Jacinta di Mase Management creators have been recognised by the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Book of the Year Notables for 2023!
Huge congratulations to our authors, illustrators, creators and the behind-the-scenes creative teams that made these books possible!
BOOK OF THE YEAR: OLDER READERS
— Completely Normal (and Other Lies) by Biffy James (Hardie Grant Children’s Publishing)
BOOK OF THE YEAR: YOUNGER READERS
— Zadie Ma and the Dog Who Chased the Moon by Gabrielle Wang (Penguin Random House Australia)
BOOK OF THE YEAR: EARLY CHILDHOOD
— Beside the Sea by Kerri Day, illustrated by our own Jess Racklyeft (Windy Hollow Books)
— Ella and the Useless Day by Meg McKinlay, illustrated by JdM’s own Karen Blair (Walker Books Australia)
— The Garden on Red Gum Road by our own Phil Cummings, illustrated by Danny Snell (Little Book Press)
THE PICTURE BOOK OF THE YEAR
— Accidentally Kelly Street by Briony Stewart (Affirm Press)
— Be Careful, Xiao Xin! illustrated by JdM’s Sher Rill Ng, written by Alice Pung (HarperCollins Publishers)
— Crumbs illustrated by Shane DeVries, words by our own Phil Cummings (Scholastic Australia)
— Whisper on the Wind by our own Jess Racklyeft again, words by Claire Saxby (Allen & Unwin)
— Frank’s Red Hat by friend of JdM, Sean E Avery