Book of the Year Award Winners and Honour Books
The winners of this year’s Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Book of the Year Awards have been announced 18 August 2017.
View the winner and honour books here.
Download a printable list here.
Access Reading Time reviews of each book here.
The winning titles in each of the categories are:
One Would Think the Deep (Claire Zorn, UQP)
Words in Deep Blue (Cath Crowley, Macmillan)
The Bone Sparrow (Zana Fraillon, Lothian)
Rockhopping (Trace Balla, A&U)
Dragonfly Song (Wendy Orr, A&U)
Captain Jimmy Cook Discovers Third Grade (Kate Temple, Jol Temple & John Foye, A&U)
Go Home, Cheeky Animals! (Johanna Bell, illus by Dion Beasley, A&U)
Nannie Loves (Kylie Dunstan, Working Title Press)
Gary (Leila Rudge, Walker Books)
Home in the Rain (Bob Graham, Walker Books)
Mechanica (Lance Balchin, Five Mile Press)
The Patchwork Bike (Maxine Beneba Clarke, illus by Van T Rudd, Lothian)
Eve Pownall Award for Information Books
Amazing Animals of Australia’s National Parks (Gina M Newton, NLA Publishing)
A-Z of Endangered Animals (Jennifer Cossins, Red Parka Press)
The Gigantic Book of Genes (Lorna Hendry, Wild Dog Books)
Crichton Award for Debut Illustrator
Van T Rudd for The Patchwork Bike (Maxine Beneba Clarke, Lothian).
To see the shortlisted titles, click here.
This year’s Children’s Book Week runs from 19 to 26 August with the theme ‘Escape to Everywhere’.
For more information about the CBCA Awards and Children’s Book Week, visit the CBCA website here.