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‘Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.’ – Groucho Marx

2019 CBCA Shortlist

The 2019 Children’s Book Council of Australia’s Shortlist was announced at a ceremony at State Library Victoria this week. The CBCA awards are incredibly influential. Do you agree with the jugdes? What do you think of this selection? Have you read any? Does being on the CBCA shortlist encourage you to read these books? (Secret – it encourages librarians to read these books!)

The shortlist for Book of the Year for Older Readers:

Cover of Between Us

Between Us by Clare Atkins

Cover of Small Spaces

Small Spaces by Sarah Epstein

Lenny’s Book of Everything by Karen Foxlee

Changing Gear by Scot Gardner

Cover of The Bogan Mondrian

The Bogan Mondrian by Steven Herrick

Cover of the art of Taxidermy

The Art of Taxidermy by Sharon Kernot

Check out the CBCA website the full shortlist in all categories including younger reader and picture books.