The Children’s Book Council of Australia has released the shortlist for its 2014 Book of the Year Awards. The winners will be announced on Friday 15 August  2014, just in time for Children’s Book Week!Book covers of the Children's Book of the Year 2014 shortlist

Book of the Year: Older Readers

Book of the Year: Younger Readers

Book of the Year: Early Childhood

Picture Book of the Year

Eve Pownall Award for Information Books

Crichton Award for New Illustrators