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  • CBCA 2018

The Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA)



WINNERS ANNOUNCED!

Older Readers
Take Three Girls (Cath Crowley, Simmone Howell & Fiona Wood, Pan Macmillan)
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Younger Readers
How to Bee (Bren MacDibble, A&U)
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Early Childhood
Rodney Loses It! (Michael Gerard Bauer, illus by Chrissie Krebs, Omnibus)
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Picture Book
A Walk in the Bush (Gwyn Perkins, Affirm Press)
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Eve Pownall Award for Information Books
Do Not Lick This Book (Idan Ben-Barak, illus by Julian Frost, A&U)
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About Book Week

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

 

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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 (Each) inc GST 9781742612744 In Stock Out Of Stock Please See Attributes
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Because of You
Because of You $19.95 (Each) inc GST 9780702259777 In Stock Out Of Stock Please See Attributes
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Ballad for a Mad Girl
Ballad for a Mad Girl $19.99 (Each) inc GST 9781925355291 In Stock Out Of Stock Please See Attributes
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In the Dark Spaces
In the Dark Spaces $19.99 (Each) inc GST 9781760128647 In Stock Out Of Stock Please See Attributes
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The Secret Science of Magic
The Secret Science of Magic $19.99 (Each) inc GST 9781760127763 In Stock Out Of Stock Please See Attributes
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The Elephant
The Elephant $14.95 (Each) inc GST 9780702259616 In Stock Out Of Stock Please See Attributes
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Marsh and Me
Marsh and Me $14.99 (Each) inc GST 9781925498011 In Stock Out Of Stock Please See Attributes
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The Grand, Genius Summer of Henry Hoobler
The Grand, Genius Summer of Henry Hoobler $14.99 (Each) inc GST 9781760293017 In Stock Out Of Stock Please See Attributes
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Henrietta and the Perfect Night
Henrietta and the Perfect Night $16.99 (Each) inc GST 9781760290245 In Stock Out Of Stock Please See Attributes
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How to Bee
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The Shop at Hoopers Bend
The Shop at Hoopers Bend $16.99 (Each) inc GST 9781460753668 In Stock Out Of Stock Please See Attributes
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Boy
Boy $24.99 (Each) inc GST 9781760277055 In Stock Out Of Stock Please See Attributes
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Rodney Loses It!
Rodney Loses It! $24.99 (Each) inc GST 9781742991900 In Stock Out Of Stock Please See Attributes
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The Second Sky
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The Very Noisy Baby
The Very Noisy Baby $24.99 (Each) inc GST 9781925475616 In Stock Out Of Stock Please See Attributes
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A Walk in the Bush
A Walk in the Bush $24.99 (Each) inc GST 9781925475531 In Stock Out Of Stock Please See Attributes
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Florette
Florette $24.99 (Each) inc GST 9780670079414 In Stock Out Of Stock Please See Attributes
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Mopoke
Mopoke $24.99 (Each) inc GST 9781742991658 In Stock Out Of Stock Please See Attributes
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Ten Pound Pom
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The Great Rabbit Chase
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Swan Lake
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Find Your Treasure - Book Week 2018
Find Your Treasure - Book Week 2018 $46.15 (Each) inc GST 9781876243944 In Stock Out Of Stock Please See Attributes
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Do Not Lick This Book
Do Not Lick This Book $19.99 (Each) inc GST 9781760293055 In Stock Out Of Stock Please See Attributes
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Amazing Australians in Their Flying Machines
Amazing Australians in Their Flying Machines $24.99 (Each) inc GST 9781922244635 In Stock Out Of Stock Please See Attributes
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Koala
Koala $24.99 (Each) inc GST 9781925126396 In Stock Out Of Stock Please See Attributes
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Big Book of Antarctica
Big Book of Antarctica $27.99 (Each) inc GST 9781742034188 In Stock Out Of Stock Please See Attributes
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Left & Right
Left & Right $27.99 (Each) inc GST 9781742034430 In Stock Out Of Stock Please See Attributes
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M is for Mutiny! History by Alphabet
M is for Mutiny! History by Alphabet $29.95 (Each) inc GST 9780994384119 In Stock Out Of Stock Please See Attributes
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