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 Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year awards for 2017 were announced on Friday 18 August. 

 

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One Would Think the Deep by Claire Zorn

 

The Book of the Year: Younger Readers

Rockhopping by Trace Balla 

 

The Book of the Year: Early Childhood

Go Home, Cheeky Animals! by Johanna Bell (illus by Dion Beasley)

 

The Picture Book of the Year

Home in the Rain by Bob Graham

 

The Eve Pownall Award for Information Books

Amazing Animals of Australia's National Parks by Gina M. Newton  

 

Crichton Award

The Patchwork Bike by Van T. Rudd (Text: Maxine Beneba Clarke)

 

Check out all the shortlisted books and winners here