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.
A Precious Australian Bird The story of the Plains-wanderer, a critically endangered Australian bird that is truly unique!
Understanding and Solving a Pollution Problem Discover our amazing oceans and their big plastic problem, and become an ocean change-maker.
Strap in for a flying adventure, following the amazing journeys of Australia's migratory shorebirds.
Be immersed in the beautiful story of Calf, a newborn humpback whale migrating with his mother.
A Story of Survival A beautifully illustrated story about the conservation of the world's most endangered marsupial.
Travel under the sea into the realm of the weird and wonderful weedy seadragon.
Saving the Spotted Handfish A beautiful picture book about a quirky little fish that is famous for walking on its 'hands'.
Take a peek into the world of tree hollows and the Australian animals that call them home.
Migration of the Short-tailed Shearwater Follow the amazing 30,000 kilometre annual migration of the short-tailed shearwater.
An Eastern Barred Bandicoot Story A beautifully illustrated story of this marsupial's plight and how it was saved from extinction.
Trek through country with Rocky and his lizard relatives in search for a cooler habitat.
Humans and Animals Working Together to Protect Our Planet Meet the super dogs, hero rats and cyborg bees keeping our environment safe.
A Hidden World Underground Take a journey with aspiring soil scientist James and discover the importance of soils in our world.
Saving the Lord Howe Island Stick Insect The stunningly illustrated true story of the phasmid and its remarkable journey back from extinction.