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HomeLatest news for KidsChildren’s Book WeekBook of the Year 2022 – Younger Readers

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 – Younger Readers

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

Always by Morris Gleitzman
Are You There, Buddha? by Pip Harry
Cranky Chicken by Katherine Battersby
Cuckoo’s Flight by Wendy Orr
The Detective’s Guide to Ocean Travel by Nicki Greenberg
Dragon Skin by Karen Foxlee
The Edge of Thirteen by Nova Weetman
Eliza Vanda’s Button Box by Emily Rodda
Elsewhere Girls by Emily Gale & Nova Weetman
Exit Through the Gift Shop by Maryam Master, with illustrations by Astred Hicks
Footprints on the Moon by Lorraine Marwood
Fozia and the Quest of Prince Zal by Rosanne Hawke
A Glasshouse of Stars by Shirley Marr
The Good Times of Pelican Rise: Save the Joeys by Samone Amba
Huda and Me by H. Hayek
Listen, Layla by Yassmin Abdel-Magied
Little Gem by Anna Zobel
Mim and the Baffling Bully by Katrina Nannestad, with illustrations by Cheryl Orsini
Mina and the Whole Wide World by Sherryl Clark, with illustrations by Briony Stewart
My Brother Ben by Peter Carnavas
Night Ride into Danger by Jackie French
Pawcasso by Remy Lai
Rabbit, Soldier, Angel, Thief by Katrina Nannestad
The Right Way to Rock by Nat Amoore
Seven Wherewithal Way by Samantha-Ellen Bound
Wednesday Weeks and the Tower of Shadows by Denis Knight & Cristy Burne