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HomeLatest news for KidsChildren’s Book WeekBook of the Year 2022 – Early Childhood

Welcome to the new Cockburn Libraries website. We've added some new features and refreshed the old. Read More

HomeLatest news for KidsChildren’s Book WeekBook of the Year 2022 – Early Childhood

Welcome to the new Cockburn Libraries website. We've added some new features and refreshed the old. Read More

HomeLatest news for KidsChildren’s Book WeekBook of the Year 2022 – 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 22 February they announced their notable lists. On 29 March the Shortlist will be announced and on Friday 19 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

Amira’s Suitcase by Vikki Conley, with illustrations by Nicky Johnston
Big Love by Megan Jacobson, with illustrations by Beck Feiner
Florence and Fox by Zanni Louise, with illustrations by Anna Pignataro
Grumble Boats by Susannah McFarlane, with illustrations by Tamsin Ainslie
Hello World by Lisa Shanahan, with illustrations by Leila Rudge
How to Make Friends: A Bear’s Guide by Cat Rabbit
A Human for Kingsley by Gabriel Evans
Jetty Jumping by Andrea Rowe, with illustrations by Hannah Sommerville
Jumping Joeys by Sarah Allen
Little One by Jane Godwin, with illustrations by Gabriel Evans
The March of the Ants by Ursula Dubosarsky, with illustrations by Tohby Riddle
A Pair of Pears and an Orange by Anna McGregor
The River by Sally Morgan, with illustrations by Johnny Warrkatja Malibirr
Sea Country by Aunty Patsy Cameron, with illustrations by Lisa Kennedy
Sharing by Aunty Fay Muir & Sue Lawson, with illustrations by Leanne Mulgo Watson
Tomorrow is a Brand-New Day by Davina Bell, with illustrations by Allison Colpoys
Train Party by Karen Blair
Walk of the Whales by Nick Bland
What Do You Call Your Grandma? by Ashleigh Barton, with illustrations by Martina Heiduczek
When the Waterhole Dries Up by Kaye Baillie, with illustrations by Max Hamilton
Winston and the Indoor Cat by Leila Rudge
Wonderful Shoes by Emma Bowd, with illustrations by Tania McCartney