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Established in 1945, the Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) is a not-for-profit, volunteer run organisation which aims to engage the community with literature for young Australians.

The CBCA presents annual awards to books of literary merit, for outstanding contribution to Australian children's literature.

In 2015, the CBCA celebrated 70 years of enjoying and promoting the best of Australian literature for children and young people.

 

2016 CBCA Winners Announced

 

Download 2016 CBCA Shortlist Order Form!

To order, just download our order form and either email or fax it back to us.


 

Early Childhood

       
9781743625781  
Piranhas Don’t Eat Bananas

by Aaron Blabey

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9780670078936  
My Dog Bigsy

by Alison Lester

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9781921894848  
Perfect

by Danny Parker (Illust: Freya Blackwood)

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Honour

     
9780857988485  
Ollie and the Wind

by Ronojoy Ghosh

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9780670078042  
Mr Huff

by Anna Walker

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Winner

     
9781743623534  
The Cow Tripped Over The Moon

by Tony Wilson (Illust: Laura Wood)

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Honour


 

Picture Books

   
 9781742990736  
Ride, Ricardo, Ride!

by Shane Devries (Text: Phil Cummings)

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Honour

     
9781922179593  
My Dead Bunny

by James Foley (Text: Sigi Cohen)

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9781922081483  
Flight

by Armin Greder (Text: Nadia Wheatley)

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Winner

     
9780987380951  
One Step at a Time

by Sally Heinrich (Text: Jane Jolly)

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Honour

     
9780670077755  
Suri's Wall

by Matt Ottley (Text: Lucy Estela)

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9781743317051  
And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda

by Bruce Whatley (Text: Eric Bogle)

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Older Readers

9781742978178   
The Flywheel

by Erin Gough

     
9780857981707  
The Pause

by John Larkin

     
9781925126365  
Freedom Ride

by Sue Lawson

     
9781925081701  
A Single Stone

by Meg McKinlay

Honour

     
9781922182364  
Inbetween Days

by Vikki Wakefield

Honour

     
9781743533123  
Cloudwish

by Fiona Wood

Winner


 

Younger Readers

   
9781743315286  
The Cleo Stories: A Friend and a Pet

by Libby Gleeson (Illust: Freya Blackwood)

     
 9780670078875  
Soon

by Morris Gleitzman

Winner

     
 9781743319222  
Run, Pip, Run

by J. C. Jones

     
9781925163131  
Sister Heart

by Sally Morgan

Honour

     
9781925240085  
Molly and Pim and the Millions of Stars

by Martine Murray

     
9781742990620  
Shadows of the Master

by Emily Rodda

Honour


 

Eve Pownall Award for

Information Books

   
9781486301126  
Phasmid: Saving the Lord Howe Island Stick Insect

by Rohan Cleave (Illust: Coral Tulloch)

Honour

     
 9781742990910  
The White Mouse: The Story of Nancy Wake

by Peter Gouldthorpe

     
9780733333880  
The Amazing True Story of how Babies are made

by Fiona Katauskas

     
9780642278654  
Lennie The Legend: Solo to Sydney by Pony

by Stephanie Owen Reeder

Winner

     
9780992583927  
Ancestry: Stories of Multicultural Anzacs

by Robyn Siers (Illust: Carlie Walker)

Honour

     
9781922182784  
We are the Rebels: the Men and Women who made Eureka

by Clare Wright

(Suitable for 12+)


 

Crichton Award

   
9781925106206  
The Underwater Fancy Dress Parade

by Allison Colpoys (Text: Davina Bell)

Winner

     
9781922077400  
The Cat with the Coloured Tail

by Dinalie Dabarera (Text: Gillian Meares)

     
9781921504761  
My Gallipoli

by Robert Hannaford (Text: Ruth Starke)

     
9781760067045  
Fish Jam

by Kylie Howarth

     
9780857985361  
Meet Weary Dunlop

by Jeremy Lord (Text: Claire Saxby)

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notables Announcement
Monday 18th April 2016
Shortlist Announcement
Friday 20th May 2016
Winners Announced
Friday 19th August 2016

 


We are offering 15% discount off RRP on all CBCA Shortlist titles!

 

 

Teacher Notes

Keep an eye out here once the short list is announced for Teacher Notes