The Children’s Book Council has released their winners for the annual awards given by them to books of literary merit, for outstanding contribution to Australian children’s literature.

The winners were announced on Friday. Children’s Book Week runs Saturday, 22nd August – Friday, 28th August 2015.

CBW 2015
Book of the Year: Older Readers
Winner – The Protected by Claire Zorn

Honour Awards
Nona & Me by Claire Atkins, and
The Minnow by Diana Sweeny

Book of the Year: Younger Readers
Winner – The Cleo Stories: The Necklace and the Present by Libby Gleeson with illustrations by Freya Blackwood

Honour Awards
Two Wolves by Tristan Bancks
Withering-by-Sea: a Stella Montgomery Intrigue by Judith Rossell

Book of the Year: Early Childhood
Winner – Go to Sleep, Jessie! by Libby Gleeson with illustrations by Freya Blackwood

Honour Awards
Scary Night by Lesley Gibbes with illustrations by Stephen Michael King
Noni the Pony Goes to the Beach by Alison Lester

Picture Book of the Year
Winner – My Two Blankets by Freya Blackwood with words by Irena Kobald

Honour Awards
One Minute’s Silence by Michael Camilleri with words by David Metzenthen
The Stone Lion by Ritva Voutila with words by Margaret Wild

Eve Pownall Award for Information Books
Winner – A-Z of Convicts in Van Diemen’s Land by Simon Barnard

Honour Awards:
Tea and Sugar Christmas by Jane Jolly with illustrations by Robert Ingpen
Audacity: Stories of Heroic Australians in Wartime by Carlie Walker with illustrations by Brett Hatherly

Crichton Award for New Illustrators
Winner – One Minute’s Silence by Michael Camilleri with words by David Metzenthen

Check out our reviews of some of these books here.
See what we’re doing for Children’s Book Week.

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