Freya Blackwood, Kristin Weidenbach, Timothy Ide and Marc Martin win Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Awards

Well done to Freya Blackwood, Kristin Weidenback and Timothy Ide, and Marc Martin who have been awarded 2013 CBCA awards in their respective categories.  THE TERRIBLE SUITCASE (Scholastic Omnibus) (written by Emma Allen and illustrated by Freya) won the Early Childhood category. Meanwhile TOM THE OUTBACK MAILMAN (written by Kristin and illustrated by Tim) won the Eve Pownall Book of the Year.  Marc's A FOREST (Penguin Viking) was awarded the Crichton Award for New Illustrators.  Big congratulations all round.