The Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) has announced its Book of the Year shortlist. Congratulations to the following Western Australian authors, illustrators and publishers:
Book of the Year – Younger Readers
- Carl Merrison & Hakea Hustler for Black Cockatoo published by Magabala Books
- Kelly Canby for her illustrations in Jaclyn Moriarty’s The Slightly Alarming Tale of the Whispering Wars, published by Allen and Unwin
Picture Book of the Year
- Michael Speechley for The All New Must-have Orange 430, published by Penguin Random House
Eve Pownall Award
- Mark Greenwood for The Happiness Box (illustrated by Andrew McLean) published by Walker Books
- Magabala Books for Our Birds: Ŋilimurruŋgu Wäyin Malanynha by Siena Stubbs.
The CBCA Book of the Year Awards will be announced in Melbourne at noon AEST on 16 August 2019.