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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 20th - 26th 2022

2022 Short List Teacher Notes

 

Early Childhood

 
9781922326133

Amira’s Suitcase

by Vikki Conley

Illustrated by Nicky Johnston

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9781760500658

Jetty Jumping

by Andrea Rowe

Illustrated by Hannah Sommerville

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9781760509026

Walk of the Whales

by Nick Bland

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9780733340840

What Do You Call Your Grandma?

by Ashleigh Barton

Illustrated by Martina Heiduczek

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9781922081971

When the Waterhole Dries Up

by Kaye Baillie

Illustrated by Max Hamilton

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9781760652609

Winston and the Indoor Cat

by Leila Rudge

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Picture Books

 
9781760894450

Blue Flower

by Sonya Hartnett

Illustrated by Gabriel Evans

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9781460759998

The Boy and the Elephant

by Freya Blackwood

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9781760526047

Iceberg

by Claire Saxby

Illustrated by Jess Racklyeft

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9781760526788

The Inheritance

by Armin Greder

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9780648023890

Just One Bee

by Lamond & Bertini

Illustrated by Christopher Nielsen

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9781760990732

Stellarphant

by James Foley

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9780734420046

The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Peculiar Pairs in Nature

by Sami Bayly

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9781922400673

The Detective’s Guide to Ocean Travel

by Nicki Greenberg

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9781760525958

Walking in Gagudju Country

by Diane Lucas & Ben Tyler

Illustrated by Emma Long

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9780734419835

Heroes, Rebels and Innovators

by Karen Wyldill

Illustrated by Jaelyn Biumaiwai

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9781760526108

Dragon Skin

by Karen Foxlee

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9781760526832

Sugar Town Queens

by Malla Nunn

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9781760877644

Tiger Daughter

by Rebecca Lim

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9781760983512

Exit Through the Gift Shop

by Maryam Master

Illustrated by Astred Hicks

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9781760878818

Terciel and Elinor

by Garth Nix

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9781760526023

Huda and Me

by H. Hayek

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9780702263156

How to Repaint a Life

by Steven Herrick

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9780980593730

Still Alive

by Safdar Ahmed

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9780733341465

Rabbit, Soldier, Angel, Thief

by Katrina Nannestad

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