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CBCA Awards 2018 shortlists announced

The shortlists for this year’s Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Book of the Year Awards have been announced.

The shortlisted titles are:

Older Readers

  • Mallee Boys (Charlie Archbold, Wakefield Press)
  • In the Dark Spaces (Cally Black, Hardie Grant Egmont)
  • Take Three Girls (Cath Crowley, Fiona Wood & Simmone Howell, Pan)
  • Because of You (Pip Harry, UQP)
  • The Secret Science of Magic (Melissa Keil, Hardie Grant Egmont)
  • Ballad for a Mad Girl (Vikki Wakefield, Text)

Younger Readers

  • The Elephant (Peter Carnavas, UQP)
  • How to Bee (Bren MacDibble, A&U)
  • Henrietta and the Perfect Night (Martine Murray, A&U)
  • Marsh and Me (Martine Murray, Text)
  • The Shop at Hoopers Bend (Emily Rodda, HarperCollins)
  • The Grand Genius Summer of Henry Hoobler (Lisa Shanahan, A&U)

Early Childhood

  • Rodney Loses It (Michael Gerard Bauer, illus by Chrissie Krebs, Omnibus)
  • Boy (Phil Cummings, illus by Shane DeVries, Scholastic)
  • I’m Australian Too (Mem Fox, illus by Ronojoy Ghosh, Omnibus)
  • The Second Sky (Patrick Guest, illus by Jonathan Bentley, Little Hare)
  • The Very Noisy Baby (Alison Lester, illus by Alison Lester, Affirm)
  • Hark, It’s Me, Ruby Lee! (Lisa Shanahan, illus by Binny, Hachette)

Picture Book

  • Ten Pound Pom (Carole Wilkinson, illus by Liz Anelli, Walker Books)
  • The Great Rabbit Chase (Freya Blackwood, Scholastic)
  • Mopoke (Philip Bunting, Omnibus)
  • A Walk in the Bush (Gwyn Perkins, Affirm)
  • Swan Lake (Anne Spudvilas, A&U)
  • Florette (Anna Walker, Viking)

Eve Pownall Award for Information Books

  • Do Not Lick This Book (Idan Ben-Barak, illus by Julian Frost, A&U)
  • M is for Mutiny! History by Alphabet (John Dickon, illus by Bern Emmerichs, Berbay)
  • Left & Right (Lorna Hendry, Wild Dog Books)
  • The Big Book of Antarctica (Charles Hope, Wild Dog Books)
  • Amazing Australians in Their Flying Machines (Prue & Kerry Mason, illus by Tom Jellett, Walker Books)
  • Koala (Claire Saxby, illus by Julie Vivas, Walker Books)

Crichton Award for New Illustrators

  • Can You Find Me? (Gordon Winch, illus by Patrick Shirvington, New Frontier)
  • I Just Ate My Friend (Heidi McKinnon, A&U)
  • Mopoke (Philip Bunting, Omnibus)
  • Once Upon an ABC (Sophie Masson, illus by Christopher Nielsen, Little Hare)
  • The Sloth Who Came to Stay (Margaret Wild, illus by Vivienne To, A&U)
  • Tintinnabula (Margo Lanagan, illus by Rovina Cai, Little Hare)

The shortlisted books were chosen from the Notable Books list, which was announced in February.

The winners will be announced at an event in Brisbane on 17 August.

For more information about the CBCA Awards, click here.


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