‘Nevermoor’ continues award-winning run
Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend (Lothian) continues its award-winning streak, earning the author three awards at the Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIAs) announced earlier this month. Nevermoor won the awards for Book of the Year for Younger Children and the overall Book of the Year award, with Townsend also picking up the Matt Richell Award for new writer of the year.
Other children’s book winners at the ABIAs were:
- Book of the year for older children (ages 13+): Begin, End, Begin: A #LoveOzYA Anthology (ed by Danielle Binks, HarperCollins)
- Children’s picture book of the year (ages 0-6): No One Likes a Fart (Zoë Foster Blake, Viking)
- Small publishers’ children’s book of the year: It’s OK to Feel the Way You Do (Josh Langley, Big Sky Publishing)
- International Book of the Year: Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls (Elena Favilli & Francesca Cavallo, Particular Books)
- Audiobook of the year: The 91-Storey Treehouse (Andy Griffiths & Terry Denton, narrated by Stig Wemyss, Bolinda).
At the same awards, Working Title Press publisher Jane Covernton received the Pixie O’Harris Award for service to Australian children’s literature.
Two junior fiction titles were awarded at the New South Wales Premier’s Literary Awards in late April. How to Bee (Bren MacDibble, A&U) won the $30,000 Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children’s Literature, while The Ones that Disappeared (Zana Fraillon, Hachette) won the $30,000 Ethel Turner Prize for Young Adult’s Literature.
Category: Think Australian Junior Award-winners