Children’s Book Council of Australia’s Book of the Year – Eve Pownall Award for Information Books Notable List 2020

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 25 February they announced their notable lists. On 31 March the shortlist will be announced and on Friday 21 August the winners will be announced.

These books represent the very best of Australian writing and illustration. Below is the Notable list for the Eve Pownall Award for Information Books. Reserve your copy today.

Entries in this category should be books which have the prime intention of documenting factual material with consideration given to imaginative presentation, interpretation and variation of style. Ages 0-18 years

Australia’s Amazing Dinosaurs by Australian Geographic
Playing with Collage by Jeannie Baker
The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Ugly Animals by Sami Bayly
Argh! There’s a Skeleton Inside You! by Idan Ben-Barak, with illustrations by Julian Frost
Australian Sea Life by Matt Chun
The Ultimate Animal Counting Book by Jennifer Cossins
Explore Your World: Weird, Wild, Amazing! by Tim Flannery
Searching for Cicadas by Lesley Gibbes, with illustrations by Judy Watson
Under the Stars: Astrophysics for Bedtime by Lisa Harvey-Smith, with illustrations by Mel Matthews
Beauty by Sandra Kendell,
Now and Then by Fiona Levings *not currently available at Cockburn Libraries
Australian Backyard Earth Scientist by Peter Macinnis
Born to Fly by Beverley McWilliams, with illustrations by Timothy Ide
A Hollow is a Home by Abbie Mitchell, with illustrations by Astred Hicks
Wilam: A Birrarung Story by Aunty Joy Murphy & Andrew Kelly, with illustrations by Lisa Kennedy
Trouble in the Surf by Stephanie Owen Reeder, with illustrations by Briony Stewart
Young Dark Emu: A Truer History by Bruce Pascoe
Yahoo Creek: An Australian Mystery by Tohby Riddle
Cooee Mittigar: A Story on Darug Songlines by Jasmine Seymour, with illustrations by Leanne Mulgo Watson
Kulinmaya! Keep Listening, Everybody by Kunmanara Williams

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