Children’s Book Council of Australia – Picture Book of the Year 2018

Here is the list of notable books for the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Picture Book of the Year. This category is notable for the illustration so each book is marked by the illustrator before the author. Some books in this category may be for older readers, be non-fiction, or for smaller children. It is advised to check the book before reading them to younger children.

Ten Pound Pom illustrated by Liz Anelli and written by Carole Wilkinson
The Second Sky illustrated by Patrick Guest and written by Jonathan Bentley
Tales From A Tall Forest illustrated by Jonathan Bentley and written by Shaun Micallef
Millie Loves Ants illustrated by Sue deGennaro and written by Jackie French
Jerome’s Gift written and illustrated by Trent Denham and written by ** Not available at the library at the moment
The World’s Worst Pirate illustrated by Katrin Dreiling and written by Michelle Worthington
Drawn Onward illustrated by Andrew Frazer and written by Meg McKinlay
Papa Sky illustrated by Sally Heinrich and written by Jane Jolly
The Man In The Panama Hat And The Windy, Windy Day illustrated by Ffranses Ingram and written by Joachim Gevert
A Very Quacky Christmas illustrated by Ann James and written by Frances Watts
Grandma Forgets illustrated by Nicky Johnston and written by Paul Russell
Whatcha Building? illustrated by Stephen Michael King and written by Andrew Daddo
Pea Pod Lullaby illustrated by Stephen Michael King and written by Glenda Millard
Feathers illustrated by Phil Lesnie and written by Phil Cummings
Archie And The Bear illustrated by David Mackintosh and written by Zanni Louise
Slowly! Slowly! illustrated by Helene Magisson and written by Tina Clarke
Big Fella Rain illustrated by Fern Martins and written by Beryl Webber
Henry’s Pirate Adventure illustrated by Heath McKenzie and written by Livinia Nixon
Sarah And The Steep Slope illustrated by Matt Ottley and written by Danny Parker
Clare’s Goodbye illustrated by Libby Gleeson and written by Anna Pignataro
Glitch illustrated by Andrew Plant and written by Michelle Worthington
Merry Everything illustrated by Jess Racklyeft and written by Tania McCartney
Monsieur Chat written and illustrated by Jedda Robaard
Once Upon A Small Rhinoceros illustrated by Leila Rudge and written by Meg McKinlay
Gus Dog Goes To Work illustrated by Craig Smith and written by Rachel Flynn
My Friend Tertius illustrated by Owen Swan and written by Corinne Fenton
Storm Whale illustrated by Jane Tanner and written by Sarah Brennan
The Sloth Who Came To Stay illustrated by Vivienne To and written by Margaret Wild
The Sleeping Beauty illustrated by Gabriela Tylesova and written by David McAllister
Koala Bare illustrated by Bruce Whatley and written by Jackie French
Aquatica written and illustrated by Lance Balchin
Gaolbird: The True Story Of William Swallow, Convict And Pirate written and illustrated by Simon Barnard
Guff written and illustrated by Aaron Blabey
The Great Rabbit Chase written and illustrated by Freya Blackwood
The ANZAC Tree written and illustrated by Christina Booth
Mopoke written and illustrated by Philip Bunting
Heads And Tails written and illustrated by John Canty
Andy Web: Artist written and illustrated by Maree Coote
Danny Blue’s Really Excellent Dream written and illustrated by Max Landrak
The Very Noisy Baby written and illustrated by Alison Lester
What’s Up Top? written and illustrated by Marc Martin
A Walk In The Bush written and illustrated by Gwyn Perkins
Giants, Trolls, Witches, Beasts written and illustrated by Craig Phillips
Swan Lake written and illustrated by Anne Spudvilas
Fish written and illustrated by Jane Stadermann** Not available at the library at the moment
Florette written and illustrated by Anna Walker
Ruben written and illustrated by Bruce Whatley
Flapper, Vc written and illustrated by Mark Wilson

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