CBCA Book of the Year Awards Showcase

The Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) is a not-for-profit organisation that aims to engage the community with literature for young Australians.

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

This page celebrates our kids' books that have been recognised in the CBCA's Book of the Year Awards since the launch of our children's publishing program in 2015.

On the Trail of the Plains-wanderer

A Precious Australian Bird Rohan Cleave, Julian Teh The story of the Plains-wanderer, a critically endangered Australian bird that is truly unique!
Hardback - Sep 2022 - AU $24.99

2023 Notable Book, Eve Pownall Award

Oceans of Plastic

Understanding and Solving a Pollution Problem Tracey Gray Discover our amazing oceans and their big plastic problem, and become an ocean change-maker.
Paperback - Jun 2022 - AU $29.99

2023 Notable Book, Eve Pownall Award

A Shorebird Flying Adventure

Jackie Kerin, Milly Formby Strap in for a flying adventure, following the amazing journeys of Australia's migratory shorebirds.
Hardback - Jun 2022 - AU $24.99

2023 Notable Book, Eve Pownall Award

The Voyage of Whale and Calf

Vanessa Pirotta, Samantha Metcalfe Be immersed in the beautiful story of Calf, a newborn humpback whale migrating with his mother.
Hardback - Apr 2022 - AU $24.99

2023 Notable Book, Eve Pownall Award

One Potoroo

A Story of Survival Penny Jaye, Alicia Rogerson A beautifully illustrated story about the conservation of the world's most endangered marsupial.
Hardback - Aug 2021 - AU $24.99

2022 Notable Book, Eve Pownall Award

The Way of the Weedy Seadragon

Anne Morgan, Lois Bury Travel under the sea into the realm of the weird and wonderful weedy seadragon.
Hardback - Feb 2021 - AU $24.99

2022 Notable Book, Eve Pownall Award

Hold On!

Saving the Spotted Handfish Gina Newton, Rachel Tribout A beautiful picture book about a quirky little fish that is famous for walking on its 'hands'.
Hardback - Oct 2020 - AU $24.99

2021 Shortlisted Book, Eve Pownall Award

A Hollow Is a Home

Abbie Mitchell, Astred Hicks Take a peek into the world of tree hollows and the Australian animals that call them home.
Paperback - Oct 2019 - AU $29.99

2020 Shortlisted Book, Eve Pownall Award

Windcatcher

Migration of the Short-tailed Shearwater Diane Jackson Hill, Craig Smith Follow the amazing 30,000 kilometre annual migration of the short-tailed shearwater.
Hardback - Oct 2019 - AU $24.99

2020 Notable Book, Picture Book of the Year

Bouncing Back

An Eastern Barred Bandicoot Story Rohan Cleave, Coral Tulloch A beautifully illustrated story of this marsupial's plight and how it was saved from extinction.
Hardback - Apr 2018 - AU $24.95

2019 Shortlisted Book, Eve Pownall Award

The Great Lizard Trek

Felicity Bradshaw, Norma MacDonald Trek through country with Rocky and his lizard relatives in search for a cooler habitat.
Hardback - Aug 2018 - AU $24.99
 
2019 Notable Book, Eve Pownall Award

Animal Eco-Warriors

Humans and Animals Working Together to Protect Our Planet Nic Gill Meet the super dogs, hero rats and cyborg bees keeping our environment safe.
Paperback - Jun 2017 - AU $24.95
 
2018 Notable Book, Eve Pownall Award

Exploring Soils

A Hidden World Underground Samantha Grover, Camille Heisler Take a journey with aspiring soil scientist James and discover the importance of soils in our world.
Hardback - Jun 2017 - AU $24.95
 
2018 Notable Book, Eve Pownall Award

Phasmid

Saving the Lord Howe Island Stick Insect Rohan Cleave, Coral Tulloch The stunningly illustrated true story of the phasmid and its remarkable journey back from extinction.
Hardback - Sep 2015 - AU $24.95
 
2016 Honour Book, Eve Pownall Award

 

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