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CBCA Book of the Year Awards

The CBCA 2020 Winners Announced!

The Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) has announced the winners of the 2020 CBCA Book of the Year Awards.

Find out more about the CBCA and the winning 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
2020 Winner

This Is How We Change the Ending
by Vikki Wakefield
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The Boy Who Steals Houses
by C.G. Drews
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Ghost Bird
by Lisa Fuller
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The Book of the Year: Younger Readers
2020 Winner

The Little Wave
by Pip Harry
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The Glimme
by Emily Rodda, illustrated by Marc McBride
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The Secrets of Magnolia Moon
by Edwina Wyatt, illustrated by Katherine Quinn
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The Book of the Year: Early Childhood
2020 Winner

My Friend Fred
by Frances Watts, illustrated by A Yi
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When Billy Was a Dog
by Kirsty Murray, illustrated by Karen Blair
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Goodbye House, Hello House
by Margaret Wild, illustrated by Ann James
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The Picture Book of the Year
2020 Winner

I Need a Parrot
by Chris McKimmie
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Nop
by Caroline Magerl
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Three
by Stephen Michael King
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The Eve Pownall Award for Information Books
2020 Winner

Young Dark Emu: A Truer History
by Bruce Pascoe
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The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Ugly Animals
by Sami Bayly
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Wilam: A Birrarung Story
by Joy Murphy and Andrew Kelly, illustrated by Lisa Kennedy
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The CBCA 2020 Shortlists

The Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) has announced the shortlists for the 2020 CBCA Book of the Year Awards.

Winners will be announced on Friday 16 October.

Find out more about the CBCA and the shortlisted titles on the CBCA website, or see below for copies available in our collections to borrow!

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Book of the Year: Older Readers
2020 Shortlist

The Boy Who Steals Houses
by C. G. Drews
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How It Feels to Float
by Helena Fox
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Ghost Bird
by Lisa Fuller
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When the Ground is Hard
by Malla Nunn
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Four Dead Queens
by Astrid Scholte
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This Is How We Change the Ending
by Vikki Wakefield
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Book of the Year: Younger Readers
2020 Shortlist

The Little Wave
by Harry Pip
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The Thing About Oliver
by Deborah Kelly
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The Dog Runner
by Bren MacDibble
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Catch a Falling Star
by Meg McKinlay
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The Glimme
by Emily Rodda, illustrated by Marc McBride
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The Secrets of Magnolia Moon
by Edwina Wyatt, illustrated by Katherine Quinn
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Book of the Year: Early Childhood
2020 Shortlist

We're stuck!
by Sue deGennaro
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One Runaway Rabbit
by David Metzenthen, illustrated by Mairead Murphy
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Bat vs Poss
by Alexa Moses, illustrated by Anil Tortop
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When Billy Was a Dog
by Kirsty Murray, illustrated by Karen Blair
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My Friend Fred
by Frances Watts, illustrated by A. Yi
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Goodbye House, Hello House
by Margaret Wild, illustrated by Ann James
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Picture Book of the Year
2020 Shortlist

Hello Lighthouse
by Sophie Blackall
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Nop
by Caroline Magerl
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I Need a Parrot
by Chris McKimmie
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Three
by Stephen Michael King
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The Good Son: A story from the First World War, Told in Miniature
by Jules Ober & Felicity Coonan (text by Pierre-Jacques Ober)
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Tilly
by Anna Walker (text by Jane Godwin)
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Eve Pownall Award
2020 Shortlist

The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Ugly Animals
by Sami Bayly
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Searching for Cicadas
by Lesley Gibbes, illustrated by Judy Watson
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A Hollow is a Home
by Abbie Mitchell, illustrated by Astred Hicks
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Wilam: A Birrarung Story
by Aunty Joy Murphy & Andrew Kelly, illustrated by Lisa Kennedy
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Young Dark Emu: A Truer History
by Bruce Pascoe
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Yahoo Creek: An Australian Mystery
by Tohby Riddle
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