Children’s Book Council of Australia – Young Readers Book of the Year 2018

Here is the list of notable books for the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Book of the Year: Younger Readers category. This category is full of books that cover a range of topics that fit into our Junior Fiction collection.

A collage of book covers for all of the Children's Book Council of Australia's Book of the Year - Younger Readers notable books.

Too Many Friends by Kathryn Apel
May Tang by Katrina Beikoff
The Elephant by Peter Carnavas
Shaozhen by Wai Chim & Lyn White
The Blue Cat by Ursula Dubosarsky
1917 by Kelly Gardiner
Jehan And The Quest Of The Lost Dog by Rosanne Hawke
Hotaka by John Heffernan
Blossom by Tamsin Janu
Figgy Takes The City by Tamsin Janu
Pip And Houdini by J.C. Jones
How To Bee by Bren MacDibble
The Skeleton Coast by Mardi McConnochie
The Fighting Stingrays by Simon Mitchell
The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures Of Bronte Mettlestone by Jaclyn Moriarty
Lintang And The Pirate Queen by Tamara Moss
Looking Up by Sally Murphy
Marsh And Me by Martine Murray
Henrietta And The Perfect Night by Martine Murray
The Girl, The Dog And The Writer In Rome by Katrina Nannestad
Dr Boogaloo And The Girl Who Lost Her Laughter by Lisa Nicol
The Wayward Witch And The Feelings Monster by Sally Rippin
The Shop At Hoopers Bend by Emily Rodda
A Garden Of Lilies: Improving Tales For Young Minds by Judith Rossell
The Exile by Jo Sandhu
The Grand Genius Summer Of Henry Hoobler by Lisa Shanahan
Accidental Heroes by Lian Tanner
Nevermoor: The Trials Of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend
A Cardboard Palace by Allayne L. Webster
The Secrets We Share by Nova Weetman
The Cursed First Term Of Zelda Stitch by Nikki Greenberg
Mr Bambuckle’s Remarkables written by Tim Harris & illustrated by James Hart
A Dog’s Tale written by Barry Jonsberg & illustrated by Tom Jellett
The Sorry Tale Of Fox And Bear written by Margrete Lamond & illustrated by Heather Vallance
Captain Jimmy Cook Discovers X Marks The Spot written by Jol & Kate Temple & illustrated by John Foye
Whimsy And Woe written by Rebecca McRitchie & illustrated by Sonia Kretschmar
Trouble And The New Kid written by Cate Whittle & illustrated by Stephen Michael King

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