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2019 CBCA Book of the Year Awards

Congratulations to the CBCA Book of the Year Awards winners and honour books for 2019.

Picture Book of the Year:

  • Cicada by Shaun Tan (Winner)
  • The Mediterranean by Armin Greder (Honour Book)
  • The All New Must Have Orange 430 by Michael Speechley (Honour Book) WA

Book of the Year, Early Childhood:

  • Tricky’s Bad Day by Alison Lester (Winner)
  • Heads and Tails: Insects by John Canty (Honour Book)
  • Here Comes Stinkbug by Tohby Riddle (Honour Book)

Book of the Year, Younger Readers:

  • His Name was Walter by Emily Rodda (Winner)
  • Black Cockatoo by Carl Merrison and Hakea Hustler (Honour Book) WA
  • The Peacock Detectives by Carly Nugent (Honour Book)

Book of the Year, Older Readers:

  • Between Us by Clare Atkins (Winner)
  • Small Spaces by Sarah Epstein (Honour Book)
  • Lenny’s Book of Everything by Karen Foxlee (Honour Book)

The Eve Pownall Award:

  • Sorry Day by Coral Vass, illustrated by Dub Leffler (Winner)
  • The Happiness Box: A Wartime Book of Hope by Mark Greenwood (Honour Book) WA
  • Make Believe: M. C. Escher for Kids by Kate Ryan, illustrated by Cally Bennett (Honour Book)

For more information, please visit the CBCA website.

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