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HomeLatest news for KidsChildren’s Book WeekPicture Book of the Year 2022

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HomeLatest news for KidsChildren’s Book WeekPicture Book of the Year 2022

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HomeLatest news for KidsChildren’s Book WeekPicture Book of the Year 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 Picture Book of the Year. Reserve your copy today.

Entries in this category should be outstanding books of the Picture Book genre in which the author and illustrator achieve artistic and literary unity or, in wordless picture books, where the story, theme or concept is unified through illustrations. Ages 0-18 years. Books in this category are listed primarily by the illustrator, followed by the author.
Note – Some of these books may be for mature readers

Bear and Rat illustrated by Stephen Michael King, and written by Christopher Cheng
Blue Flower illustrated by Gabriel Evans, and written by Sonya Hartnett
The Boy and the Elephant written and illustrated by Freya Blackwood
The Boy Who Tried to Shrink His Name illustrated by Michelle Pereira, and written by Sandhya Parappukkaran
Christmas Always Comes illustrated by Bruce Whatley, and written by Jackie French
Common Wealth written and illustrated by Gregg Dreise
Day Break illustrated by Matt Chun, and written by Amy McQuire
Don’t Forget illustrated by Anna Walker, and written by Jane Godwin
Enough Love? illustrated by Evie Barrow, and written by Maggie Hutchings
The Flying Angel illustrated by Tull Suwannakit, and written by Vicki Bennett
Frankie and the Fossil written and illustrated by Jess McGeachin
Happy Hoppy Home written and illustrated by Tull Suwannakit
Iceberg illustrated by Jess Racklyeft, and written by Claire Saxby
The Imagineer illustrated by Lucia Masciullo, and written by Christopher Cheng
The Inheritance written and illustrated by Armin Greder
Jacqueline, A Soldier’s Daughter illustrated by Jules Ober, and written by Pierre-Jacques Ober
Joe and the Stars illustrated by Connah Brecon, and written by Phil Cummings
Just One Bee illustrated by Christopher Nielsen, and written by Margrete Lamond & Anthony Bertini
The Katha Chest illustrated by Lavanya Naidu, and written by Radhiah Chowdhury
Mo and Crow illustrated by Jonathan Bentley, and written by Jo Kasch
Norton and the Borrowing Bear written and illustrated by Gabriel Evans
Salih illustrated by Anne Ryan, and written by Inda Ahmad Zahri
Star of Anise illustrated by Di Wu, and written by Jane Jolly
Stellarphant written and illustrated by James Foley
We Found a Cat written and illustrated by Heidi McKinnon