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CBCA Book of the Year 2019

Last week the Children’s Book Council of Australia announced the winners of the Book of The Year. The awards recognise excellence in Children’s Literature from Picture Books to YA and kicks off Book Week. (Are you dressing up?)
THE BOOK OF THE YEAR: OLDER READERS

Entries in this category may be fiction, drama or poetry and should be appropriate in style and content for readers in their secondary years of schooling.
Ages 13-18 years (NB: These books are for mature readers

         Winner

 Between Us by Clare Atkins

Cover of Between Us

  Honour

Small Spaces by Sarah Epstein

Cover of Small Spaces

Honour

Lenny’s Book of Everything by Karen Foxlee

THE BOOK OF THE YEAR: YOUNGER READERS

Entries in this category may be fiction, drama or poetry and should be appropriate in style and content for readers from the middle to upper primary years.
Ages 8-12 years.

Winner

His Name Was Walter by Emily Rodda

Cover of His Name Was Walter

Honour

Black Cockatoo by Carl Merrison and Hakea Hustler

cover of black cockatoo

Honour

The Peacock Detective by Carly Nugent

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have you read any of these books? Do you agree with the Children’s Book Council of Australia? Let me know in the comments! I LOVED Lenny’s Book of Everything ! I’m interested in your thoughts!

11 comments

ellipsis

I've only read Small Spaces and now I'm very curious to read Between Us and Lenny's Book of Everything. If only I didn't have so many others to read first!

21st Aug, 19
inky Centre for Youth Literature

Yes I have only read The Peacock Detectives, Lenny's Book of Everything, Black Cockatoo and His Name Was Walter. Lenny's Book of Everything is wonderful - although I would recommend for anyone 8+. I'm definitely going to read Small Spaces and Between Us now!

22nd Aug, 19
imosshelf

This is so exciting! Looks like I finally have to read Between Us!

21st Aug, 19
inky Centre for Youth Literature

Yep - off you go to the library!

22nd Aug, 19
bookreader

I've read Between us. I love that book!.

21st Aug, 19
inky Centre for Youth Literature

Thanks for the recommendation!

22nd Aug, 19
lozza

No, I have not read any of these books, and I am now too old to dresss up for book week at our school.

22nd Aug, 19
inky Centre for Youth Literature

I know! It's so disappointing that the dressing up stops!

22nd Aug, 19
lozza

In reply to inky

Why do we have to grow up?

22nd Aug, 19
inky Centre for Youth Literature

In reply to lozza

Tell me about it. Maybe next year we should have an insideadog book week parade?

22nd Aug, 19
lozza

In reply to inky

Great idea!

27th Aug, 19