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The Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA)

 

 

 

Children's Book Week is the longest running children's festival in Australia. Each year's Book Week has a special theme and schools and public libraries from all over the country spend the week celebrating books and Australian authors and illustrators. Classroom teachers, teacher librarians and public librarians develop activities, offer competitions and tell stories relating to a theme to highlight the importance of reading.

The Children's Book of the Year Awards will be announced at the beginning of Book Week on August 18. Judges from all states will vote on the best Australian books that were published during the prior year, first developing a shortlist of six titles for each category: Early Childhood; Young Readers; Older Readers; Picture Books and Information Books. For more information about Book Week, previous year's themes and the awards, please visit The Official CBCA Website.

Official Announcement on the CBCA Website: CBCA Book of the Year Shortlist 2017 Announced

 

Shortlisted Titles

The shortlists for the 2017 Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Book of the Year Awards have been announced. The shortlisted titles are:

Older Readers

  • Waer (Meg Caddy, Text)
  • Words in Deep Blue (Cath Crowley, Macmillan)
  • The Bone Sparrow (Zana Fraillon, Lothian)
  • Yellow (Megan Jacobson, Penguin Random House)
  • Frankie (Shivaun Plozza, Penguin Random House)
  • One Would Think the Deep(Claire Zorn, UQP) WINNER

Younger Readers

  • Rockhopping (Trace Balla, A&U) WINNER
  • Within These Walls (Rovyn Bavati, Scholastic)
  • A Most Magical Girl (Karen Foxlee, A&U)
  • Dragonfly Song (Wendy Orr, A&U)
  • Mrs Whitlam (Bruce Pascoe, Magabala)
  • Captain Jimmy Cook Discovers Third Grade (Kate Temple, Jol Temple & John Foye, A&U)

Early Childhood

  • Go Home, Cheeky Animals! (Johanna Bell, illus by Dion Beasley, A&U) WINNER
  • All I Want for Christmas Is Rain (Cori Brooke, illus by Megan Forward, New Frontier)
  • The Snow Wombat (Susannah Chambers, illus by Mark Jackson, A&U)
  • Nannie Loves (Kylie Dunstan, Working Title Press)
  • Chip (Kylie Howarth, Five Mile)
  • Gary (Leila Rudge, Walker Books)

Picture Book

  • One Photo (Ross Watkins, illus by Liz Anelli, Viking)
  • Mechanica: A Beginner's Field Guide (Lance Balchin, Five Mile)
  • Home in the Rain(Bob Graham, Walker Books) WINNER
  • My Brother (Tiffan Huxley, Dee Huxley & Oliver Huxley, Working Title Press)
  • The Patchwork Bike (Maxine Beneba Clarke, illus by Van T Rudd, Lothian)
  • Out (Angela de Pourbaix, illus by Owen Swan, Scholastic)

Eve Pownall Award for Information Books

  • Spellbound: Making Pictures with the A-B-C (Maree Coote, Melbournestyle Books)
  • A-Z of Endangered Animals (Jennifer Cossins, Hachette)
  • The Gigantic Book of Genes (Lorna Hendry, Wild Dog Books)
  • Fabish, The Horse that Braved a Bushfire (Neridah McMullin, illus by Andrew McLean, A&U)
  • Amazing Animals of Australia’s National Parks(Gina M Newton, NLA) WINNER
  • William Bligh: A Stormy Story of Tempestuous Times (Michael Sedunary, illus by Bern Emmerichs, Berbay)

View the full list of Notables here: CBCA Book of the Year Notables 2017 Announced



Supply of CBCA Shortlisted Titles:

Please note: Not all publishers hold stock of their titles when the Shortlisted Books are announced. As a result, Kookaburra, like all other distributors, cannot supply until new stock is reprinted. This situation is beyond our control and may result in a waiting period for some titles. Some orders may be delivered over several deliveries.

We apologise for any delays that may occur and will endeavour to get the books to you as soon as possible.

CBCA Short List Titles

Waer Author: Meg Caddy
Waer Author: Meg Caddy $19.99 In Stock Out Of Stock Please See Attributes
(Each) inc GST 9781922182210
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Words in Deep Blue Author: Cath Crowley
Words in Deep Blue Author: Cath Crowley $18.99 In Stock Out Of Stock Please See Attributes
(Each) inc GST 9781742612386
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The Bone Sparrow Author: Zana Fraillon
The Bone Sparrow Author: Zana Fraillon $19.99 In Stock Out Of Stock Please See Attributes
(Each) inc GST 9780734417138
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Yellow Author: Megan Jacobson
Yellow Author: Megan Jacobson $19.99 In Stock Out Of Stock Please See Attributes
(Each) inc GST 9780143573333
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Frankie Author: Shivaun Plozza
Frankie Author: Shivaun Plozza $17.99 In Stock Out Of Stock Please See Attributes
(Each) inc GST 9780143573166
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One Would Think the Deep Author: Claire Zorn
One Would Think the Deep Author: Claire Zorn $19.95 In Stock Out Of Stock Please See Attributes
(Each) inc GST 9780702253942
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Rockhopping Author: Trace Balla
Rockhopping Author: Trace Balla $24.99 In Stock Out Of Stock Please See Attributes
(Each) inc GST 9781760112349
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My Holocaust Story: Within These Walls
My Holocaust Story: Within These Walls $16.99 In Stock Out Of Stock Please See Attributes
(Each) inc GST 9781760152857
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A Most Magical Girl Author: Karen Foxlee
A Most Magical Girl Author: Karen Foxlee $19.99 In Stock Out Of Stock Please See Attributes
(Each) inc GST 9781848125742
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Dragonfly Song Author: Wendy Orr
Dragonfly Song Author: Wendy Orr $16.99 In Stock Out Of Stock Please See Attributes
(Each) inc GST 9781760290023
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Mrs Whitlam Author: Bruce Pascoe
Mrs Whitlam Author: Bruce Pascoe $16.99 In Stock Out Of Stock Please See Attributes
(Each) inc GST 9781925360240
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Captain Jimmy Cook Discovers Third Grade
Captain Jimmy Cook Discovers Third Grade $12.99 In Stock Out Of Stock Please See Attributes
(Each) inc GST 9781760291938
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A-Z of Endangered Animals
A-Z of Endangered Animals $26.99 In Stock Out Of Stock Please See Attributes
(Each) inc GST 9780734417954
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Gigantic Book of Genes
Gigantic Book of Genes $27.99 In Stock Out Of Stock Please See Attributes
(Each) inc GST 9781742034102
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Fabish: The Horse that Braved a Bushfire
Fabish: The Horse that Braved a Bushfire $24.99 In Stock Out Of Stock Please See Attributes
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Amazing Animals of Australias National Parks
Amazing Animals of Australias National Parks $29.99 In Stock Out Of Stock Please See Attributes
(Each) inc GST 9780642278883
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Home in the Rain Author: Bob Graham
Home in the Rain Author: Bob Graham $24.99 In Stock Out Of Stock Please See Attributes
(Each) inc GST 9781406368239
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One Photo Author: Ross Watkins
One Photo Author: Ross Watkins $24.99 In Stock Out Of Stock Please See Attributes
(Each) inc GST 9780670077977
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The Patchwork Bike Author: Maxine Beneba Clarke
The Patchwork Bike Author: Maxine Beneba Clarke $26.99 In Stock Out Of Stock Please See Attributes
(Each) inc GST 9780734416681
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Out Author: Angela May George
Out Author: Angela May George $24.99 In Stock Out Of Stock Please See Attributes
(Each) inc GST 9781743629000
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The Snow Wombat
The Snow Wombat $24.99 In Stock Out Of Stock Please See Attributes
(Each) inc GST 9781760113810
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Go Home, Cheeky Animals!
Go Home, Cheeky Animals! $24.99 In Stock Out Of Stock Please See Attributes
(Each) inc GST 9781760291655
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Mechanica - A Beginner
Mechanica - A Beginner's field guide $24.95 In Stock Out Of Stock Please See Attributes
(Each) inc GST 9781760401085
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Nannie Loves Author: Kylie Dunstan
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(Each) inc GST 9781921504839
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My Brother
My Brother $24.99 In Stock Out Of Stock Please See Attributes
(Each) inc GST 9781921504853
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All I Want for Christmas is Rain
All I Want for Christmas is Rain $24.99 In Stock Out Of Stock Please See Attributes
(Each) inc GST 9781925059717
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Gary
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(Each) inc GST 9781925081695
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