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HomeLatest news for TeensEve Pownall Award for Information Books 2023

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HomeLatest news for TeensEve Pownall Award for Information Books 2023

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HomeLatest news for TeensEve Pownall Award for Information Books 2023

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 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.

A Is for Australian Reefs by Frané Lessac
A Shorebird Flying Adventure by Jackie Kerin, with illustrations by Milly Formby
Amazing Animal Journeys by Jennifer Cossins
Charlie’s Swim by Edith Wright, with illustrations by Charmaine Ledden-Lewis
Come Together: Things Every Aussie Kid Should Know about the First Peoples by Isaiah Firebrace, with illustrations by Jaelyn Biumaiwai
DEEP: Delve into Hidden Worlds by Jess McGeachin
Grub by Sandra Severgnini
Hello Every Body! by Samantha Curcio
In An Artist’s Garden by Claire Orrell
Kind by Jess McGeachin
Naturopolis by Deborah Frenkel, with illustrations by Ingrid Bartkowiak
Oceans of Plastic: Understanding and Solving a Pollution Problem by Tracey Gray
Off to the Market by Alice Oehr
On the Trail of the Plains-wanderer: A Precious Australian Bird by Rohan Cleave, with illustrations by Julian Teh
Opal and Dart by Vianne Brain, with illustrations by Clare Bradley
Peregrines in the City by Andrew Kelly, with illustrations by Dean A. Jones
The Echidna Near My Place by Sue Whiting, with illustrations by Cate James
The Happiest Boy on Earth by Eddie Jaku, with illustrations by Nathaniel Eckstrom
The Marvellous Manner of Water by Philip Bunting
The Voyage of Whale and Calf by Vanessa Pirotta, with illustrations by Samantha Metcalfe
The World’s Most Ridiculous Animals by Philip Bunting
Votes for Women! The story of Nellie, Rose and Mary by Mark Wilson
Where Do Babies Come From? by Heath McKenzie
Wild Australian Life by Leonard Cronin, with illustrations by Chris Nixon
Wonders Under the Sun by Tai Snaith

Watch out for the other lists:

  • Older Readers
  • Younger Readers
  • Early Childhood, and
  • Picture Book of the Year