Winners – Children’s Book Awards 2021

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

Link to Catalogue record for The End of the World is Bigger than Love
Link to Catalogue record for Metal Fish, Falling Snow
Link to Catalogue record for Where We Begin

Winner
The End of the World is Bigger than Love by Davina Bell
Honours
Metal Fish, Falling Snow by Cath Moore
Where We Begin by Christie Nieman

Book of the Year: Younger Readers

Link to Catalogue record for Aster’s Good, Right Things
Link to Catalogue record for The Stolen Prince of Cloudburst
Link to Catalogue record for Worse Things

Winner
Aster’s Good, Right Things by Kate Gordon
Honours
The Stolen Prince of Cloudburst by Jaclyn Moriarty, illustrated by Kelly Canby
Worse Things by Sally Murphy, illustrated by Sarah Davis

Book of the Year: Early Childhood

Link to Catalogue record for No! Never!
Link to Catalogue record for Anemone is not the Enemy
Link to Catalogue record for We Love You, Magoo

Winner
No! Never! by Libby Hathorn & Lisa Hathorn-Jarman, with illustrations by Mel Pearce
Honours
Anemone is not the Enemy by Anna McGregor
We Love You, Magoo by Briony Stewart

Picture Book of the Year

Link to Catalogue record for How to Make a Bird
Link to Catalogue record for Not Cute.
Link to Catalogue record for Your Birthday Was the Best!

Winner
How to Make a Bird by Matt Ottley, and written by Meg McKinlay
Honours
Not Cute. by Philip Bunting
Your Birthday Was the Best! by Felicita Sala, and written by Maggie Hutchings

Eve Pownall Award for Information Books

Link to Catalogue record for Dry to Dry: The Seasons of Kakadu
Link to Catalogue record for The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Dangerous Animals
Link to Catalogue record for Strangers on Country

Winner
Dry to Dry: The Seasons of Kakadu by Pamela Freeman, with illustrations by Liz Anelli
Honours
The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Dangerous Animals by Sami Bayly
Strangers on Country by David Hartley & Kirsty Murray, with illustrations by Dub Leffler

CBCA Award for New Illustrators

Link to Catalogue record for This Small Blue Dot

Winner
This Small Blue Dot by Zeno Sworder

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