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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.

 

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2019 Short List Books

 

Early Childhood

 9780994384164  

Heads & Tails - Insects

by John Canty

 

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9781760124922  

The Dress-Up Box

by Patrick Guess

Illustrated by Nathaniel Eckstrom

 

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 9781742997698  

Rainbow Bear

by Stephen Michael King

 

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9781760293123  

Noni the Pony Rescues a Joey

by Alison Lester

 

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 9781925712513  

Tricky's Bad Day

by Alison Lester

 

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Cbca Winner

 9781760523527  

Here Comes Stinkbug!

by Tohby Riddle

 

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Picture Books

9781760124212  

The Feather

by Margaret Wild

Illustrated by Freya Blackwood

 

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 9781760630959  

The Mediterranean

by Armin Greder

 

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9780143787167  

Girl On Wire

by Lusy Estela

Illustrated by Elise Hurst

 

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 9781760630683  

Chalk Boy

by Margaret Wild

Illustrated by Mandy Ord

 

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 9780143788973  

The All New Must Have Orange 430

by Michael Speechley

 

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 9780734418630  

Cicada

by Shaun Tan

 

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Older Readers

9781760640217  

Between Us

by Clare Atkins

Cbca Winner

 9781921977381  

Small Spaces

by Sarah Epstein

9781760529444  

Lenny's Book of Everything

by Karen Foxlee

9781760631468  

Changing Gear

by Scot Gardner

 9780702259982  

The Bogan Mondrian

by Steven Herrick

 9781925603743  

The Art of Taxidermy

by Sharon Kernot

Younger Readers

9781760112042  

Brindabella

by Ursula Dubosarky

Illustrated by Andrew Joyner

 

 9780702260117  

Leave Taking

by Lorraine Marwood

9781925360707  

Black Cockatoo

by Carl Merrison

Illustrated by Hakea Hustler

 9781760297183  

The Slightly Alarming Tale of the Whispering Wars

by Jaclyn Moriarty

 9781925603705  

The Peacock Detectives

by Carly Nugent

 9781460756188  

His Name Was Walter

by Emily Rodda

Cbca Winner

Eve Pownall Award - Information Books

9781486308279  

Bouncing Back

by Rohan Cleave

Illustrated by Coral Tulloch

 

 9781925081381  

The Happiness Box

by Mark Greenwood

Illustrated by Andrew McLean

9781925381641  

Waves

by Donna Rawlins, Mark Jackson & Heather Potter

 9781925432558  

Make Believe

by National Gallery of Victoria

 9781925360981  

Our Birds

by Sienna Stubbs

 

 9780642279033  

Sorry Day

by Coral Vass

 

Illustrated by Dub Leffler

Cbca Winner

Crichton Award for New Illustrators

9781760502003  

Australian Birds

by Matt Chun

 

 9781925322156  

Grandma Z

by Daniel Gray-Barnett

Cbca Winner

9781925381283  

Dingo

by Tannya Karricks

 9781925584868  

The Singing Seal

by Allison Langton

 9781925545692  

Carmichael's Journey

by Samantha Metcalfe

 

 9781925584691  

Red House, Blue House, Green House, Tree House

by Jane Reiseger