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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 2018 Announced

 

Order your CBC Titles here

 

Shortlisted Titles

The shortlists for the 2018 Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Book of the Year Awards have been announced. The shortlisted titles are:

Older Readers
Mallee Boys (Charlie Archbold, Wakefield Press)
In the Dark Spaces (Cally Black, Hardie Grant Egmont)
Take Three Girls (Cath Crowley, Simmone Howell & Fiona Wood, Pan Macmillan)
Because of You (Pip Harry, UQP)
The Secret Science of Magic (Melissa Keil, Hardie Grant Egmont)
Ballad for a Mad Girl (Vikki Wakefield, Text)

Younger Readers
The Elephant (Peter Carnavas, UQP)
How to Bee (Bren MacDibble, A&U)
Henrietta and the Perfect Night (Martine Murray, A&U)
Marsh and Me (Martine Murray, Text)
The Shop at Hoopers Bend (Emily Rodda, Harper Collins)
The Grand, Genius Summer of Henry Hoobler (Lisa Shanahan, A&U)

Early Childhood
Rodney Loses It! (Michael Gerard Bauer, illus by Chrissie Krebs, Omnibus)
Boy (Phil Cummings, illus by Shane Devries, Scholastic)
I’m Australian Too (Mem Fox, illus by Ronojoy Ghosh, Omnibus)
The Second Sky (Patrick Guest, illus by Jonathan Bentley, Little Hare)
The Very Noisy Baby (Alison Lester, Affirm Press)
Hark, It’s Me, Ruby Lee! (Lisa Shanahan, illus by Binny, Hachette)

Picture Book
Ten Pound Pom (Liz Anelli, text by Carole Wilkinson, Walker Books)
The Great Rabbit Chase (Freya Blackwood, Scholastic)
Mopoke (Phiip Bunting, Omnibus)
A Walk in the Bush (Gwyn Perkins, Affirm Press)
Swan Lake (Anne Spudvilas, A&U)
Florette (Anna Walker, Penguin Random House)

Eve Pownall Award for Information Books
Do Not Lick This Book (Idan Ben-Barak, illus by Julian Frost, A&U)
M is for Mutiny! History by Alphabet (John Dickon, illus by Bern Emmerichs, Berbay)
Left & Right (Lorna Hendry, Wild Dog Books)
The Big Book of Antarctica (Charles Hope, Wild Dog Books)
Amazing Australians in their Flying Machines (Prue & Kerry Mason, Walker Books)
Koala (Clare Saxby, illus by Julie Vivas, Walker Books)

Also available:
Find Your Treasure – Book 2018. Art activities based on the Short Listed Early Childhood and Picture Books.

View the full list of Notables here: CBCA Book of the Year Notables 2018 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.

2018 CBCA Short List Titles

Take Three Girls
Take Three Girls $18.99 In Stock Out Of Stock Please See Attributes
(Each) inc GST 9781742612744
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Because of You
Because of You $19.95 In Stock Out Of Stock Please See Attributes
(Each) inc GST 9780702259777
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Ballad for a Mad Girl
Ballad for a Mad Girl $19.99 In Stock Out Of Stock Please See Attributes
(Each) inc GST 9781925355291
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In the Dark Spaces
In the Dark Spaces $19.99 In Stock Out Of Stock Please See Attributes
(Each) inc GST 9781760128647
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The Secret Science of Magic
The Secret Science of Magic $19.99 In Stock Out Of Stock Please See Attributes
(Each) inc GST 9781760127763
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The Elephant
The Elephant $14.95 In Stock Out Of Stock Please See Attributes
(Each) inc GST 9780702259616
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Marsh and Me
Marsh and Me $14.99 In Stock Out Of Stock Please See Attributes
(Each) inc GST 9781925498011
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The Grand, Genius Summer of Henry Hoobler
The Grand, Genius Summer of Henry Hoobler $14.99 In Stock Out Of Stock Please See Attributes
(Each) inc GST 9781760293017
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Henrietta and the Perfect Night
Henrietta and the Perfect Night $16.99 In Stock Out Of Stock Please See Attributes
(Each) inc GST 9781760290245
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How to Bee
How to Bee $16.99 In Stock Out Of Stock Please See Attributes
(Each) inc GST 9781760294335
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The Shop at Hoopers Bend
The Shop at Hoopers Bend $16.99 In Stock Out Of Stock Please See Attributes
(Each) inc GST 9781460753668
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Boy
Boy $24.99 In Stock Out Of Stock Please See Attributes
(Each) inc GST 9781760277055
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Rodney Loses It!
Rodney Loses It! $24.99 In Stock Out Of Stock Please See Attributes
(Each) inc GST 9781742991900
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The Second Sky
The Second Sky $24.99 In Stock Out Of Stock Please See Attributes
(Each) inc GST 9781760127985
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The Very Noisy Baby
The Very Noisy Baby $24.99 In Stock Out Of Stock Please See Attributes
(Each) inc GST 9781925475616
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Hark, It
Hark, It's Me, Ruby Lee! $26.99 In Stock Out Of Stock Please See Attributes
(Each) inc GST 9780734416551
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A Walk in the Bush
A Walk in the Bush $24.99 In Stock Out Of Stock Please See Attributes
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Florette
Florette $24.99 In Stock Out Of Stock Please See Attributes
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Mopoke
Mopoke $24.99 In Stock Out Of Stock Please See Attributes
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Ten Pound Pom
Ten Pound Pom $24.99 In Stock Out Of Stock Please See Attributes
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The Great Rabbit Chase
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Swan Lake
Swan Lake $29.99 In Stock Out Of Stock Please See Attributes
(Each) inc GST 9781743318454
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Find Your Treasure - Book Week 2018
Find Your Treasure - Book Week 2018 $46.15 In Stock Out Of Stock Please See Attributes
(Each) inc GST 9781876243944
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Do Not Lick This Book
Do Not Lick This Book $19.99 In Stock Out Of Stock Please See Attributes
(Each) inc GST 9781760293055
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Amazing Australians in Their Flying Machines
Amazing Australians in Their Flying Machines $24.99 In Stock Out Of Stock Please See Attributes
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Koala
Koala $24.99 In Stock Out Of Stock Please See Attributes
(Each) inc GST 9781925126396
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Big Book of Antarctica
Big Book of Antarctica $27.99 In Stock Out Of Stock Please See Attributes
(Each) inc GST 9781742034188
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Left & Right
Left & Right $27.99 In Stock Out Of Stock Please See Attributes
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M is for Mutiny! History by Alphabet
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