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HomeLatest news for KidsChildren’s Book WeekBook of the Year 2024 – Older Readers

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HomeLatest news for KidsChildren’s Book WeekBook of the Year 2024 – Older Readers

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

HomeLatest news for KidsChildren’s Book WeekBook of the Year 2024 – Older Readers

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

HomeLatest news for KidsChildren’s Book WeekBook of the Year 2024 – Older Readers

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 Older Readers. Reserve your copy today.

Entries in this category may be fiction, drama or poetry and should be appropriate in style and content for readers in their secondary years of schooling. Ages 13-18 years.
Note: Books in this category are for the mature readers and some deal with particularly challenging themes including violence and suicide. Parental guidance is recommended.

A Hunger of Thorns by Lili Wilkinson
Blind Spot by Robyn Dennison
Borderland by Graham Akhurst
Eleanor Jones is Not a Murderer by Amy Doak
Eta Draconis by Brendan Ritchie
Grace Notes by Karen Comer
I Am the Mau and other stories by Chemutai Glasheen
If You Tell Anyone, You’re Next by Jack Heath
Inkflower by Suzy Zail
Let’s Never Speak of This Again by Megan Williams
Nightbirds by Kate J. Armstrong
One Song by A.J. Betts
Picasso and the Greatest Show on Earth by Anna Fienberg
Stuck Up & Stupid by Angourie Rice & Kate Rice
The Isles of the Gods by Amie Kaufman
The Quiet and the Loud by Helena Fox
The Sinister Booksellers of Bath by Garth Nix
This Time It’s Real by Ann Liang
Two Can Play That Game by Leanne Yong
We Could Be Something by Will Kostakis
We Didn’t Think It Through by Gary Lonesborough