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 28 February they announced their notable lists. On 28 March the Shortlist will be announced and on Friday 18 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.
Ask No Questions by Eva Collins
Completely Normal (and Other Lies) by Biffy James
The Greatest Thing by Sarah Winifred Searle
Interned by Pamela Rushby
Invisibly Grace by Avery McDougall
The Killing Code by Ellie Marney
Libby Lawrence is Good at Pretending by Jodi McAlister
A Little Spark by Barry Jonsberg
Neverlanders by Tom Taylor, with illustrations by Jon Sommariva
The Not So Chosen One by Kate Emery
The Other Side of Tomorrow by Hayley Lawrence
Scorpion Falls by Martin Chatterton
Slipping the Noose by Meg Caddy
The Stand In by Allison Rushby
The Museum of Broken Things by Lauren Draper
Triple Threat by Katy Warner
Unnecessary Drama by Nina Kenwood
We Who Hunt the Hollow by Kate Murray
The Wearing of the Green by Claire Saxby
What We All Saw by Mike Lucas
Where You Left Us by Rhiannon Wilde
Watch out for the other lists:
- Younger Readers
- Early Childhood
- Eve Pownall Award for Information Books, and
- Picture Book of the Year