Children’s Book Council of Australia’s Book of the Year – Younger Readers Notable List 2019

Each year the Children’s Book Council of Australia announces their Book of the Year across six categories: Older Readers, Younger Readers, Early Childhood, Eve Pownall Award for Information Books, Picture Book of the Year, and the Crichton Award for New Illustrators. On Tuesday 26 February they announced their notable lists. On 26 March the shortlist will be announced and on Friday 16 August the winners will be announced.

These books represent the very best of Australian writing and illustration. Below is the Notable list for Younger Readers. Reserve your copy today.

Entries in this category may be fiction, drama or poetry and should be appropriate in style and content for readers from the middle to upper primary years. 8-12 years
Note: Some of these titles may only be suitable for readers who are in the upper primary years of this category as they contain mature themes, including violence. Parental guidance is recommended.

Fearless Frederic by Felice Arena
The Tales of Mr Walker by Jess Black, with illustrations by Sara Acton
Brindabella by Ursula Dubosarsky, with illustrations by Andrew Joyner
Help Around the House by Morris Gleitzman
Sweet Adversity by Sheryl Gwyther
Shine Mountain by Julie Hunt
Leave Taking by Lorraine Marwood, with illustrations by Peter Carnavas
Fairytales for Feisty Girls by Susannah McFarlane
Black Cockatoo by Carl Merrison & Hakea Hustler
The Young Vikings by James Moloney
The Slightly Alarming Tale of the Whispering Wars by Jaclyn Moriarty, with illustrations by Kelly Canby
The Girl, the Dog and the Writer in Provence by Katrina Nannestad, with illustrations by Cheryl Orsini
The Peacock Detectives by Carly Nugent
Swallow’s Dance by Wendy Orr
The Adventures of Catvinkle by Elliot Perlman, with illustrations by Laura Stitzel
His Name was Walter by Emily Rodda
Everything I’ve Never Said by Samantha Wheeler
Ottilie Colter and the Narroway Hunt by Rhiannon Williams
In the Lamplight by Dianne Wolfer, with illustrations by Brian Simmonds
The Dog with Seven Names by Dianne Wolfer

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