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HomeLatest news for KidsChildren’s Book WeekChildren’s Book of the Year Shortlist 2022

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 WeekChildren’s Book of the Year Shortlist 2022

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 WeekChildren’s Book of the Year Shortlist 2022

Today the Children’s Book Council of Australia announced the Shortlist for the Children’s Book Council of Australia’s Book of the Year Awards.

Watch this morning’s announcement below.

Book of the Year: Older Readers

The Boy from the Mish by Gary Lonesborough
Girls in Boys’ Cars by Felicity Castagna
How to Repaint a Life by Steven Herrick
Sugar Town Queens by Malla Nunn
Terciel and Elinor by Garth Nix
Tiger Daughter by Rebecca Lim

Book of the Year: Younger Readers

The Detective’s Guide to Ocean Travel by Nicki Greenberg
Dragon Skin by Karen Foxlee
Exit Through the Gift Shop by Maryam Master, with illustrations by Astred Hicks
A Glasshouse of Stars by Shirley Marr
Huda and Me by H. Hayek
Rabbit, Soldier, Angel, Thief by Katrina Nannestad

Book of the Year: Early Childhood

Amira’s Suitcase by Vikki Conley, with illustrations by Nicky Johnston
Jetty Jumping by Andrea Rowe, with illustrations by Hannah Sommerville
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

Picture Book of the Year

Blue Flower by Gabriel Evans, and written by Sonya Hartnett
The Boy and the Elephant by Freya Blackwood
Iceberg by Jess Racklyeft, and written by Claire Saxby
The Inheritance by Armin Greder
Just One Bee by Christopher Nielsen, and written by Margrete Lamond & Anthony Bertini
Stellarphant by James Foley

Eve Pownall Award for Information Books

Book of Curious Birds by Jennifer Cossins
The First Scientists: Deadly Inventions and Innovations from Australia’s First Peoples by Corey Tutt, with illustrations by Blak Douglas
Heroes, Rebels and Innovators by Karen Wyld, with illustrations by Jaelyn Biumaiwai
The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Peculiar Pairs in Nature by Sami Bayly
Still Alive, Notes from Australia’s Immigration Detention System by Safdar Ahmed
Walking in Gagudju Country: Exploring the Monsoon Forest by Diane Lucas & Ben Tyler, with illustrations by Emma Long

CBCA Award for New Illustrators

Walking in Gagudju Country: Exploring the Monsoon Forest by Diane Lucas & Ben Tyler, with illustrations by Emma Long
The Boy Who Tried to Shrink His Name by Michelle Pereira, and written by Sandhya Parappukkaran
Great White Shark by Cindy Lane, and written by Claire Saxby
A Trip to the Hospital by Freda Chiu
Everyday Wonders by Natala Graetz
For Love by Cristina Neri

And keep and eye out in the coming months as we reviews some of this year’s notable and shortlisted books.