The Children’s Book Council of Australia 2017 Book Awards

The winners of the 2017 Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Book of the Year Awards have been announced. Here are the winning titles and honor books in each category:

OLDER READERS – WINNER

One Would Think the Deep

One Would Think the Deep by Claire Zorn

 

OLDER READERS – HONOUR BOOKS

The Bone Sparrow Words in Deep Blue

The Bone Sparrow by Zana Fraillon

Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley

 

YOUNGER READERS – WINNER

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Rockhopping by Trace Balla

 

YOUNGER READERS – HONOUR BOOKS

Captain Jimmy Cook Discovers Third Grade Dragonfly Song

Captain Jimmy Cook Discovers Third Grade by Kate Temple, Jol Temple and John Foye

Dragonfly Song by Wendy Orr

 

EARLY CHILDHOOD – WINNER

Go Home, Cheeky Animals!

Go Home, Cheeky Animals! by Johanna Bell, illustrated by Dion Beasley

 

EARLY CHILDHOOD – HONOUR BOOKS

Gary Nannie Loves

Gary by Leila Rudge

Nannie Loves by Kylie Dunstan

 

PICTURE BOOK – WINNER

Home in the Rain

Home in the Rain by Bob Graham

 

PICTURE BOOK – HONOUR BOOKS

28953863 The Patchwork Bike

Mechanica by Lance Balchin

The Patchwork Bike by Maxine Beneba Clark, illustrated by Van T. Rudd

 

EVE POWNALL AWARD FOR INFORMATION BOOKS – WINNER

Amazing animals of Australia's national parks

Amazing Animals for Australia’s National Parks by Gina M. Newton

 

EVE POWNALL AWARD FOR INFORMATION BOOKS – HONOUR BOOKS

A-Z of Endangered Animals - Jennifer Cossins The Gigantic Book of Genes - Lorna Hendry

A-Z of Endangered Animals by Jennifer Cossins

The Gigantic Book of Genes by Lorna Hendry

 

CRICHTON AWARD FOR DEBUT ILLUSTRATOR

The Patchwork Bike

The Patchwork Bike by Maxine Beneba Clark, illustrated by Van T. Rudd