Children’s Book Council of Australia – Eve Pownall Award for Information Books 2017

Here is the list of notable books for the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Eve Pownall Award for Information Books. This category is filled with fascinating facts and information that belongs to our Non-Fiction collections. The books in this category will be suitable for different ages and interests but there are a wide range of topics covered.


Circle by Jeannie Baker
Resource – Stories of Australian innovation in wartime by Jennet Cole-Adams & Judy Gauld
Spellbound: Making Pictures with the A-B-C by Maree Coote
A-Z of Endangered Animals by Jennifer Cossins (Not currently available but I’m working on it)
Socks, Sandbags & Leeches: Letters to My Anzac Dad by Pauline Deeves
Desert Lake: The Story of Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre by Pamela Freeman and illustrated by Liz Anelli
Boomerang and Bat by Mark Greenwood and illustrated by Terry Denton
The Gigantic Book of Genes by Lorna Hendry
Chooks in Dinner Suits by Diane Jackson Hill and illustrated by Craig Smith
Hello! by Joanna Karmel and illustrated by Tony Flowers
Australia’s Nightingale: Nellie Melba by Cassy Liberman & Sara Carter Jenkins and illustrated by Emma Borghesi
The ABC Book of Food by Helen Martin & Judith Simpson and illustrated by Cheryl Orsini
Fabish: The Horse that Braved a Bushfire by Neridah McMullin and illustrated by Andrew McLean
Amazing Animals of Australia’s National Parks by Gina M. Newton
Degas: An Art Book for Kids by Kate Ryan and illustrated by Cally Bennett
Aliens, Ghosts and Vanishings: Strange and Possibly True Australian Stories by Stella Tarakson and illustrated by Richard Morden
William Bligh: a stormy story of tempestuous times by Michael Sedunary and illustrated by Bern Emmerichs

Keep an eye out for the rest of the notable lists:
Book of the Year: Early Childhood,
Book of the Year: Older Readers,
Book of the Year: Younger Readers, and
Picture Book of the Year