My only problem with the list, where is Mem Fox's Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes? I know it was published in 2008, but maybe the publisher didn't recommend it for an award? Sheesh people, what were you thinking! Please consult the Book Chook before omitting The Divine Ms Mem!
And lest you think the Book Chook pays far too much attention to wonderful Australian writers, let me hasten to add that April 2 is also International Children's Book Day. Just another reason to celebrate the magic of reading!