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THE 2016 BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNERS

The Children’s Book Council of Australia has pleasure in announcing

 

Book of the Year: Older Readers

(NB: These books are for mature readers)

AUTHOR

Winner

TITLE PUBLISHER ISBN

WOOD, Fiona Cloudwish Pan Macmillan Aust 9781743533123

Honour Books

McKINLAY, Meg A Single Stone Walker Books 9781925081701

WAKEFIELD, Vikki InBetween Days Text Publishing 9781922182364

Book of the Year: Younger Readers

AUTHOR

Winner

TITLE PUBLISHER ISBN

GLEITZMAN, Morris Soon Penguin Random House 9780670078875

Honour Books

MORGAN, Sally Sister Heart Fremantle Press 9781925163131

RODDA, Emily Shadows of the Master Omnibus Books/Scholastic 9781742990620

Book of the Year: Early Childhood

AUTHOR

Winner

TITLE PUBLISHER ISBN

WALKER, Anna Mr Huff Penguin Random House 9780670078042

Honour Books

PARKER, Danny (illus

by Freya Blackwood) Perfect Little Hare/Hardie Grant

Egmont 9781921894848

WILSON, Tony (illus by

Laura Wood)

The Cow Tripped Over the

Moon Scholastic Press 9781743623534

 

Picture Book of the Year

Some of these books may be for mature readers (Arranged by illustrator)

AUTHOR

Winner

TITLE PUBLISHER ISBN

GREDER, Armin (text

by Nadia Wheatley) Flight Windy Hollow Books 9781922081483

Honour Books

DEVRIES, Shane (text

by Phil Cummings) Ride, Ricardo, Ride! Omnibus Books

Scholastic Australia 9781742990736

HEINRICH, Sally (text

by Jane Jolly) One Step at a Time MidnightSun Publishing 9780987380951

Eve Pownall Award for Information Books

AUTHOR

Winner

TITLE PUBLISHER ISBN

REEDER, Stephanie

Owen

Lennie The Legend: Solo to

Sydney by Pony

NLA Publishing 9780642278654

Honour Books

CLEAVE, Rohan (illus

by Coral Tulloch)

Phasmid: Saving the Lord

Howe Island Stick Insect

CSIRO Publishing 9781486301126

SIERS, Robyn and

WALKER, Carlie

Ancestry: Stories of

Multicultural Anzacs

Dept of Veterans’ Affairs 9780992583927

Crichton Award for Illustration

Winner

COLPOYS, Allison The Underwater Fancy-Dress Parade Scribe 9781925106206

Margot Hillel, CBCA National Chair is available for comment: 0429 867177

 

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Children’s Book Week Storytimes – Leichhardt and Balmain

On Wednesday, 24th August, at Leichhardt Library, Judy and Karen will be conducting a special book week storytime, performing special skits featuring: Ollie and the Wind by Ronojoy Ghosh, Perfect by Danny Parker and Freya Blackwood and Piranhas don’t eat bananas by Aaron Blabey, three of the nominated books in this year’s CBCA awards (see reviews). There will be some special surprises and lots of fun – so be sure to book as we need to know numbers for special reasons!

perfect  Ollie-and-the-wind  piranhas don't eat bananas

On Thursday, 25th August at Balmain Library, Kaija and Joanna will be doing the same “show”.

On Saturday, 27th August at both Libraries, we will have readings from these books in a modified presentation.

All storytimes are at 11am. Please make sure that you book for storytimes and all of our programmes to avoid disappointment.

 

Enjoy Book Week!