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Children's Book Council of Australia Awards

The CBCA 2018 Shortlists Announced!

The Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) has announced the shortlists for the 2018 CBCA Book of the Year Awards!

Winners will be announced on August 17th.

Find out more about the CBCA and the shortlist titles by clicking here, or see below for copies available in our collections to borrow!

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The Book of the Year: Older Readers
YEAR Shortlist

Mallee Boys
by Charlie Archbold
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In the Dark Spaces
by Cally Black
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Take Three Girls
by Cath Crowley, Fiona Wood, and Simmone Howell
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Because of You
by Pip Harry
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The Secret Science of Magic
by Melissa Keil
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Ballad for a Mad Girl
by Vikki Wakefield
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The Book of the Year: Younger Readers
2018 Shortlist

The Elephant
by Peter Carnavas
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How to Bee
by Bren MacDibble
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Henrietta and the Perfect Night
by Martine Murray
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Marsh and Me
by Martine Murray
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The Shop at Hoopers Bend
by Emily Rodda
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The Grand, Genius Summer of Henry Hoobler
by Lisa Shanahan, illustrations by Judy Watson
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The Book of the Year: Early Childhood
2018 Shortlist

Rodney Loses It
by Michael Gerard Bauer, illustrated by Chrissie Krebs
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Boy
by Phil Cummings, illustrated by Shane Devries
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I'm Australian Too
by Mem Fox, illustrated by Ronojoy Ghosh
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The Second Sky
by Patrick Guest, illustrated by Jonathan Bentley
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The Very Noisy Baby
by Alison Lester
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Hark, It's Me, Ruby Lee!
by Lisa Shanahan, illustrated by Binny
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The Picture Book of the Year
2018 Shortlist

Ten Pound Pom
illustrated by Liz Anelli, text by Carole Wilkinson
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Swan Lake
by Anne Spudvilas
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Mopoke
by Philip Bunting
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A Walk in the Bush
by Gwyn Perkins
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The Great Rabbit Chase
by Freya Blackwood
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Florette
by Anna Walker
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The Eve Pownall Award for Information Books
2018 Shortlist

Do Not Lick This Book
by Idan Ben-Barak, illustrated by Julian Frost
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M is for mutiny! History by alphabet
by John Dickson, illustrated by Bern Emmerichs
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Left & Right
by Lorna Hendry
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The Big Book of Antarctica
by Charles Hope
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Amazing Australians in Their Flying Machines
by Prue Mason & Kerry Mason, illustrated by Tom Jellett
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Koala
by Claire Saxby, illustrated by Julie Vivas
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