The Children’s Book Council of Australia have announced the winner for this year’s Book of the year awards.

The winners are…

Book of the Year: Older Readers

Winner
Take Three Girls by Cath Crowley, Fiona Wood & Simmone Howell
Honours
Mallee Boys by Charlie Archbold
In The Dark Spaces by Cally Black

Book of the Year: Younger Readers

Winner
How To Bee by Bren MacDibble
Honours
Henrietta And The Perfect Night by Martine Murray
Marsh And Me by Martine Murray

Book of the Year: Early Childhood

Winner
Rodney Loses It written by Michael Gerard Bauer and illustrated by Chrissie Krebs
Honours
The Very Noisy Baby by Alison Lester
Hark, It’s Me, Ruby Lee! by Lisa Shanahan and illustrated by Binny

Picture Book of the Year

Winner
A Walk In The Bush by Gwyn Perkins
Honours
The Great Rabbit Chase by Freya Blackwood
Mopoke written by Philip Bunting (read our review)

Eve Pownall Award for Information Books

Winner
Do Not Lick This Book by Idan Ben-Barak & illustrated by Julian Frost (read our review)
Honours
Left & Right by Lorna Hendry
Koala by Claire Saxby & illustrated by Julie Vivas

Crichton Award for New Illustrators

Winner
Tintinnabula by Rovina Cai

Congratulations to all of the winners, and this year’s honour books.