CBCA 2017 Book of the Year Shortlist announced

by |March 29, 2017

The Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Book of the Year Shortlist has been announced.  From the extensive “Notables” list, the judges narrowed the choices down to 6 titles in the six award categories. Given the number of amazing titles on the Notables list it must be a tough job to pick just six!

Check out the shortlist – did your favourites make the cut?


The 30 Shortlisted Titles


Older Readers

Waer by Meg Caddy
Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley
Yellow by Megan Jacobson
The Bone Sparrow by Zana Fraillon
One Would Think the Deep by Claire Zorn
Frankie by Shivaun Plozza

Younger Readers

Rockhopping by Trace Balla
Within These Walls by Robyn Bavati
A Most Magical Girl by Karen Foxlee
Dragonfly Song by Wendy Orr
Mrs Whitlam by Bruce Pascoe
Captain Jimmy Cook Discovers Third Grade by Kate Temple, Jol Temple

Early Childhood

Go Home, Cheeky Animals! by Johanna Bell
All I Want for Christmas Is Rain by Cori Brooke
The Snow Wombat by Susannah Chambers
Nannie Loves by Kylie Dunstan
Chip by Kylie Howarth
Gary by Leila Rudge

Picture Book

One Photo by Ross Watkins
Mechanica by Lance Balchin
Home in the Rain by Bob Graham
My Brother by Tiffan Huxley, Dee Huxley & Oliver Huxley
The Patchwork Bike by Maxine Beneba Clarke
Out by Owen Swan & Angela May George

Eve Pownall Award for Information Books

Spellbound: Making Pictures with the A-B-C by Maree Coote
A-Z of Endangered Animals by Jennifer Cossins
The Gigantic Book of Genes by Lorna Hendry
Fabish: The Horse that Braved a Bushfire by Neridah McMullin
Amazing Animals of Australia’s National Parks by Gina M. Newton
William Bligh: A Stormy Story of Tempestuous Times by Michael Sedunary

Learn more or order the shortlisted titles

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