Book of the Year awards



In 1946 the CBCA established annual book awards to promote children's books of high literary and artistic quality. These awards are now the most influential and highly respected in Australia.


The 2019 Children's Book Council of Australia Shortlist has been released



Here are the Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year award winners for 2018. 


The Book of the Year: Older Readers                                                

Take Three Girls by Cath Crowley, Simmone Howell & Fiona Wood   


The Book of the Year: Younger Readers

How to Bee by Bren MacDibble 


The Book of the Year: Early Childhood

Rodney Loses It! by Michael Gerard (Illus. by Chrissie Krebs) 


The Picture Book of the Year

A Walk in the Bush by Gwyn Perkins  


The Eve Pownall Award for Information Books

Do Not Lick This Book by Ben-Barak (Illus. by Julian Frost) 


Crichton Award

Tintinnabula by Rovina Cai