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HomeLatest news for KidsChildren’s Book WeekPicture Book of the Year 2024

Coolbellup Library closed for renovations 27 May – 16 June 2024 Read more!

HomeLatest news for KidsChildren’s Book WeekPicture Book of the Year 2024

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HomeLatest news for KidsChildren’s Book WeekPicture Book of the Year 2024
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 27 February they announced their notable lists. On 19 March the Shortlist will be announced and on Friday 16 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

Anchored illustrated by Arielle Li, and written by Debra Tidball
Bowerbird Blues written and illustrated by Aura Parker
City of Light illustrated by Mark & Heather Jackson, and written by Julia Lawrinson
Desert Jungle written and illustrated by Jeannie Baker
Dorrie written and illustrated by Tania McCartney
Every Night at Midnight written and illustrated by Peter Cheong
Good Morning, My Deer! illustrated by Sophie Beer, and written by Mel Amon
If I Was a Horse written and illustrated by Sophie Blackall
Ladybirds Do Not Go to Day Care illustrated by Niña Nill, and written by Ali Rutstein
Leaf-light written and illustrated by Trace Balla
Little Treasure illustrated by Jennifer Goldsmith, and written by Chanelle Gosper
Mizuto and the Wind illustrated by Luisa Gioffre-Suzuki, and written by Kaye Baillie
Paper-flower Girl illustrated by Mateja Jager, and written by Margrete Lamond
Plague illustrated by Bruce Whatley, and written by Jackie French
Raised by Moths illustrated by Michelle Conn, and written by Charlie Archbold
Satin illustrated by Lorena Carrington, and written by Sophie Masson
Stay for Dinner illustrated by Michelle Pereira, and written by Sandhya Parappukkaran
That Bird Has Arms illustrated by Ronojoy Ghosh & Niharika Hukku, and written by Kate Temple & Jol Temple
The Black Cockatoo With One Feather Blue illustrated by Eloise Short, and written by Jodie McLeod
The Concrete Garden written and illustrated by Bob Graham
The Garden at the End of the World illustrated by Briony Stewart, and written by Cassy Polimeni
The Lucky Shack illustrated by Jennifer Falkner, and written by Apsara Baldovino
Timeless written and illustrated by Kelly Canby
World illustrated by Anna Read, and written by Martine Murray
Your Head’s Not the Place to Store Problems illustrated by Stephen Michael King, and written by Josh Pyke