McKINNON LIBRARY POP-UP NOW CLOSED:

We are now transitioning to our new home at Bentleigh Library and Youth Hub, opening on Wednesday 26 October with our family-friendly Open Day. Services will still be available at Caulfield, Elsternwick and Carnegie libraries - as well as online. You can also return your books to any of these branches while we are moving. Check out our full FAQ for more information and follow us on social media for updates.

 

Published on 19 August 2022

Book of the Year Winners announced

Winners of the 2022 CBCA Book of the Year Awards were announced on Friday 19 August at noon. Congratulations to all the Winners and Honour Book recipients this year. Head along to one of our Storytimes during Book Week as we celebrate this amazing collection.

 

BOOK OF THE YEAR: Older Readers

Tiger Daughter, by Rebecca Lim
Allen & Unwin 

BOOK OF THE YEAR: Younger Readers

A Glasshouse of Stars, by Shirley Marr
Penguin Random House Australia

BOOK OF THE YEAR: Early Childhood

Jetty Jumping, by Andrea Rowe, ill. by Hannah Sommerville
Hardie Grant Children's Publishing 

PICTURE BOOK OF THE YEAR

Iceberg, by Jess Racklyeft, text. by Claire Saxby
Allen & Unwin

THE EVE POWNALL AWARD

Still Alive, Notes from Australia's Immigration Detention System, by Safdar Ahmed
Twelve Panels Press

CBCA AWARD FOR NEW ILLUSTRATOR

The Boy Who Tried to Shrink His Name, by Michelle Pereira text. by Sandhya Parappukkaran
Allen & Unwin

You can watch the announcement ceremony in full below.  

  • 2022 CBCA Book of the Year Award Announcements