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
This Is How We Change the Ending by Vikki Wakefield
Honours
The Boy Who Steals Houses by C.G. Drews
Ghost Bird by Lisa Fuller

Book of the Year: Younger Readers

Winner
The Little Wave by Pip Harry
Honours
The Glimme by Emily Rodda , with illustrations by Marc McBride
The Secrets of Magnolia Moon by Edwina Wyatt, with illustrations by Katherine Quinn

Book of the Year: Early Childhood

Winner
My Friend Fred by Frances Watts, with illustrations by A. Yi
Honours
When Billy Was a Dog by Kirsty Murray, with illustrations by Karen Blair
Goodbye House, Hello House by Margaret Wild, with illustrations by Ann James

Picture Book of the Year

Winner
I Need a Parrot by Chris McKimmie
Honours
Nop by Caroline Magerl
Three by Stephen Michael King

Eve Pownall Award for Information Books

Winner
Young Dark Emu: A Truer History by Bruce Pascoe
Honours
The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Ugly Animals by Sami Bayly
Wilam: A Birrarung Story by Aunty Joy Murphy & Andrew Kelly, with illustrations by Lisa Kennedy

CBCA Award for New Illustrators

Winner
Baby Business by Jasmine Seymour

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