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HomeLatest news for KidsChildren’s Book WeekBook of the Year 2024 – Early Childhood

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HomeLatest news for KidsChildren’s Book WeekBook of the Year 2024 – Early Childhood

Coolbellup Library closed for renovations 27 May – 16 June 2024 Read more!

HomeLatest news for KidsChildren’s Book WeekBook of the Year 2024 – Early Childhood

Coolbellup Library closed for renovations 27 May – 16 June 2024 Read more!

HomeLatest news for KidsChildren’s Book WeekBook of the Year 2024 – Early Childhood

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 CBCA Award for New Illustrators. On Tuesday 27 February they announced their notable lists. On 19 March the Shortlist will be announced and on Friday 16 August the winners will be announced.

These books represent the very best of Australian writing and illustration. Below is the Notable list for Early Childhood. Reserve your copy today.

Entries in this category may be fiction, drama or poetry and should be appropriate in style and content for children who are at pre-reading or early stages of reading. Ages 0-6 years

Anchored by Debra Tidball, with illustrations by Arielle Li
Bear and Duck are Friends by Sue deGennaro
Big Dog is a Big Help by Sally Rippin, with illustrations by Lucinda Gifford
Can You Teach a Fish to Climb a Tree? by Jane Godwin, with illustrations by Terry Denton
Duckling Runs Away by Margaret Wild, with illustrations by Vivienne To
Grace and Mr Milligan by Caz Goodwin, with illustrations by Pip Kruger
Gurril, Storm Bird by Trevor Fourmile, with illustrations by Jingalu
Gymnastica Fantastica! by Briony Stewart
Hair! by Mike Dumbleton, with illustrations by Lucinda Gifford
In the Rockpool by Andrea Rowe, with illustrations by Hannah Sommerville
Ladybirds Do Not Go to Day Care by Ali Rutstein, with illustrations by Niña Nill
Nedingar: Ancestors by Isobel Bevis, with illustrations by Leanne Zilm
One Little Duck by Katrina Germein, with illustrations by Danny Snell *not currently available for loan
Our Mob by Jacinta Daniher & Taylor Hampton, with illustrations by Seantelle Walsh
Ruby’s Repair Cafe by Michelle Worthington, with illustrations by Zoe Bennett
Run Pups Run by Kerri Day, with illustrations by Nicky Johnston
Shadow Catchers by Kirsty Murray, with illustrations by Karen Blair
The Concrete Garden by Bob Graham
The Little Things by Penny Harrison, with illustrations by Hannah Sommerville
The Trees by Victor Steffensen, with illustrations by Sandra Steffensen
The Wheelbarrow Express by Sue Whiting, with illustrations by Cate James
These Little Feet by Hayley Rawsthorne, with illustrations by Briony Stewart
We’re Moving Away by Niña Nill
When I’m Big by Karen Blair
Where Will the Sleepy Sheep Sleep? by David Metzenthen, with illustrations by Jonathan Bentley