CBCA Awards 2019 winners announced
The winners of this year’s Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Book of the Year Awards have been announced.
The winning titles in each of the categories are:
- Between Us (Clare Atkins, Black Inc.)
- His Name Was Walter (Emily Rodda, HarperCollins)
- Black Cockatoo (Carl Merrison & Hakea Hustler, Magabala)
- The Peacock Detectives (Carly Nugent, Text)
- Tricky’s Bad Day (Alison Lester, Affirm)
- Heads and Tails: Insects (John Canty, Berbay)
- Here Comes Stinkbug! (Tohby Riddle, A&U)
- Cicada (Shaun Tan, Lothian)
- The Mediterranean (Armin Greder, A&U)
- The All New Must Have Orange 430 (Michael Speechley, Viking)
Eve Pownall Award for Information Books
- Sorry Day (Coral Vass, illus by Dub Leffler, NLA)
- The Happiness Box: A Wartime Book of Hope (Mark Greenwood, illus by Andrew McLean, Walker)
- Make Believe: M. C. Escher for Kids (National Gallery of Victoria)
Crichton Award for debut illustrator
- Daniel Gray-Barnett for Grandma Z (Scribble).
Chosen from shortlists announced in March, the winning books were announced at a ceremony in Melbourne on 16 August. Also announced was the Nan Chauncy Award, a biennial award for outstanding contribution to Australian children’s literature, which was presented to children’s author James Moloney.
This year’s Children’s Book Week runs from 17–23 August with the theme ‘Reading is my Secret Power’.
For more information about the CBCA Awards and Children’s Book Week, visit the CBCA website.