Children’s Book Council of Australia – Older Readers Book of the Year 2017

The Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) announced their Notable list of books for the Children’s Book Council of Australia’s Book of the Year award.

Here is the list of notable books in the Book of the Year: Older Readers category. This category is full of books that cover a range of topics that fit into our Young Adult collection. Each of the books is aimed at ‘older’ readers’, as such they might contain topics not suitable for younger readers.


The Hounded by Simon Butters
Waer by Meg Caddy
Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley
My Best Friend is a Goddess by Tara Eglington
The Bone Sparrow by Zana Fraillon
Lady Helen and the Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman
Yellow by Megan Jacobson
Becoming Aurora by Elizabeth Kasmer
The Sidekicks by Will Kostakis
The Ocean of the Dead by Andrew McGahan
The Stars at Oktober Bend by Glenda Millard
A Toaster on Mars by Darrell Pitt
Frankie by Shivaun Plozza
Our Chemical Hearts by Krystal Sutherland
Forgetting Foster by Diana Touchell
Everything is Changed by Nova Weetman
The Invisible War: A Tale on Two Scales by Ailsa Wild and Illustrated by Ben Hutchings
One Would Think the Deep by Claire Zorn

Keep an eye out for the rest of the notable lists:
Book of the Year: Early Childhood,
Book of the Year: Younger Readers,
Eve Pownall Award for Information Books, and
Picture Book of the Year.