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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.

Book Week: August 21st - 27th 2021

2021 Short List Teacher Notes

 

Early Childhood

 
9781925972948

Busy Beaks

by Sarah Allen

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9781925849493

Who’s Your Real Mum?

by Bernadette Green

Illustrated by Anna Zobel

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9780734418906

No! Never!

by Libby Hathorn & Lisa Hathorn-Jarman

Illustrated by Mel Pearce

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9781922310118

Anemone is not the Enemy

by Anna McGregor

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9781760877279

There’s No Such Thing

by Heidi McKinnon

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9781760896904

We Love You, Magoo

by Briony Stewart

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Picture Books

 
9781460757536

The Unwilling Twin

by Freya Blackwood

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9781760972387

Not Cute.

by Philip Bunting

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9780648785132

Norton and the Bear

by Gabriel Evans

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9781406387629

Ellie’s Dragon

by Bob Graham

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9781925381894

How to Make a Bird

by Meg McKinlay

Illustrated by Matt Ottley

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9781925972535

Your Birthday Was the Best!

by Maggie Hutchings

Illustrated by Felicita Sala

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