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HomeLatest news for KidsChildren’s Book WeekEve Pownall Award for Information Books 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 WeekEve Pownall Award for Information Books 2022

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HomeLatest news for KidsChildren’s Book WeekEve Pownall Award for Information Books 2022

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 the Eve Pownall Award for Information Books. Reserve your copy today.

Entries in this category should be books which have the prime intention of documenting factual material with consideration given to imaginative presentation, interpretation and variation of style. Ages 0-18 years
Note: Some books in this category are for mature readers and may deal with particularly challenging themes including violence and suicide. Parental guidance is recommended.

The Amazing Meals of Martha Maloney by Margaret Wild & Dan Wild, with illustrations by Donna Rawlins
Book of Curious Birds by Jennifer Cossins
The Bush Birds by Bridget Farmer
The First Scientists: Deadly Inventions and Innovations from Australia’s First Peoples by Corey Tutt, with illustrations by Blak Douglas
The Gentle Genius of Trees by Philip Bunting
Heroes, Rebels and Innovators by Karen Wyld, with illustrations by Jaelyn Biumaiwai
Iceberg by Claire Saxby, with illustrations by Jess Racklyeft
The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Peculiar Pairs in Nature by Sami Bayly
Kunyi by Kunyi June Anne McInerney
Masters of Disguise by Marc Martin
Me, Microbes & I by Philip Bunting
No Way! The Wildest Mind-Blowing Facts in the Universe by Dan Marshall
One Potoroo: A Story of Survival by Penny Jaye, with illustrations by Alicia Rogerson
Rachel’s War by Mark Wilson
Saving Seal: The Plastic Predicament by Diane Jackson Hill, with illustrations by Craig Smith
Still Alive, Notes from Australia’s Immigration Detention System by Safdar Ahmed
Superpower by Philip Bunting
Underground by Mirranda Burton
Walking in Gagudju Country: Exploring the Monsoon Forest by Diane Lucas & Ben Tyler, with illustrations by Emma Long
The Way of the Weedy Seadragon by Anne Morgan, with illustrations by Lois Bury
Wiradjuri Country by Larry Brandy
Wombat by Christopher Cheng, with illustrations by Liz Duthie