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

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

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

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

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

HomeLatest news for KidsChildren’s Book WeekBook of the Year 2024 – Younger 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 Younger 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 from the middle to upper primary years. 7-12 years
Note: Some of these titles may only be suitable for readers who are in the upper primary years of this category as they contain mature themes, including violence. Parental guidance is recommended.

Aggie Flea is Not a Liar by Tania Ingram, and illustrated by Anne Yi
Being Jimmy Baxter by Fiona Lloyd
Bored: Evie Dreams Big by Matt Stanton
Dirrarn by Carl Merrison & Hakea Hustler, and illustrated by Dub Leffler
Harriet Hound by Kate Foster, and illustrated by Sophie Beer
Huda Was Here by H. Hayek
Meet Me at the Moon Tree by Shivaun Plozza
Ming and Hilde Lead a Revolution by Jackie French
Pearly and Pig and the Lost City of Mu Savan by Sue Whiting, and illustrated by Rebecca Crane
Real Pigeons Flap Out by Andrew McDonald, and illustrated by Ben Wood
Running With Ivan by Suzanne Leal
Saving Charli by Di Walker
Scar Town by Tristan Bancks
Scout and the Rescue Dogs by Dianne Wolfer, and illustrated by Tony Flowers
So That Happened…But Maybe You Already Knew That by Tami Sussman
Sunshine on Vinegar Street by Karen Comer
The Great Gallipoli Escape by Jackie French
The Mud Puddlers by Pamela Rushby
The Odds: The Power of Being Odd by Matt Stanton
The Sideways Orbit of Evie Hart by Samera Kamaleddine
The Unlikely Heroes Club by Kate Foster
Uncle Xbox by Jared Thomas