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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 17th - 23rd 2024

2024 Short List Teacher Notes

 

Early Childhood

 
9781761210327

Bear & Duck are Friends

by Sue deGennaro

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9781760508661

Can You Teach a Fish to Climb a Tree?

by Jane Godwin & Terry Denton

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9789815009811

Grace and Mr Milligan

by Caz Goodwin

Illustrated by Pip Kruger

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9780734421852

Gymnastica Fantastica!

by Briony Stewart

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9781460761649

One Little Duck

by Katrina Germein

Illustrated by Danny Snell

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9781529512649

The Concrete Garden

by Bob Graham

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Picture Books

 
9781760269609

Bowerbird Blues

by Aura Parker

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9781922992383

Every Night at Midnight

by Peter Cheong

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9780734422712

If I Was a Horse

by Sophie Blackall

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9780645352399

Paper-Flower Girl

by Margrete Lamond

Illustrated by Mateja Jager

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9781761210310

That Bird Has Arms

by Kate & Jol Temple

Illustrated by Ronojoy Ghosh & Niharika Hukku

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9781760992323

Timeless

by Kelly Canby

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9781922696342

Country Town

by Isolde Martyn, et al

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9781741178302

Tamarra

by Violet Wadrill, Topsy Dodd et al

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9781760653576

Where History Happened

by Mark Greenwood & Frane Lessac

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9781760509798

Etta and the Shadow Taboo

by Jeremy Worral & Jared Field

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9781761180026

Hope is the Thing

by Erica Wagner & Johanna Bell

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9781922858184

Raised by Moths

by Michelle Conn & Charlie Archbold

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9781922507471

Phonobet

by Kim Drane & Kathy Weeden

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9781922863652

When You're a Boy

by Blake Nuto

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9781760526948

A Hunger of Thorns

by Lili Wilkinson

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9781760653736

Inkflower

by Suzy Zail

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9780734421722

Grace Notes

by Karen Comer

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9781922790392

Let's Never Speak of this Again

by Megan Williams

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9781760148515

Being Jimmy Baxter

by Fiona Lloyd

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9781761211546

Real Pigeons Flap Out

by Andrew McDonald & Ben Wood

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9780143791812

Scar Town

by Tristan Bancks

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