2021 ABIA Longlists

The longlists for the 2021 Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIAs) have been announced. The awards span a wide range of ages from adults to children and include fiction and nonfiction. Here are the longlists for the youth categories:

BOOK OF THE YEAR FOR OLDER CHILDREN (AGES 13+)

Aurora Burning by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

The End of the World Is Bigger Than Love by Davina Bell

The F Team

The F Team by Rawah Arja

Future Girl

Future Girl by Asphyxia

Jane Doe and the Key of All Souls by Jeremy Lachlan

The Left-Handed Booksellers of London by Garth Nix

Please Don't Hug Me

Please Don’t Hug Me by Kay Kerr

This One is Ours

This One Is Ours by Kate O’Donnell

BOOK OF THE YEAR FOR YOUNGER CHILDREN (AGES 7-12)

Finding Our Heart: A Story About the Uluru Statement for Young Australians

Finding Our Heart by Thomas Mayor, illus by Blak Douglas

The Grandest Bookshop in the World

The Grandest Bookshop in the World by Amelia Mellor

Hollowpox: The Hunt for Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend

The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Dangerous Animals

The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Dangerous Animals by Sami Bayly

Took the Children Away

Took the Children Away by Archie Roach, illus by Ruby Hunter

We Are Wolves

We Are Wolves by Katrina Nannestad

When Rain Turns to Snow

When Rain Turns to Snow by Jane Godwin

The Year the Maps Changed

The Year the Maps Changed by Danielle Binks

CHILDREN’S PICTURE BOOK OF THE YEAR (AGES 0-6)

Aunty's Wedding

Aunty’s Wedding by Miranda Tapsell, Joshua Tyler and Samantha Fry

Bluey: The Creek

Bluey: The Creek

The Fire Wombat

The Fire Wombat by Jackie French & Danny Snell

Our Home, Our Heartbeat

Our Home, Our Heartbeat by Adam Briggs, Kate Moon & Rachael Sarra

Respect

Respect by Aunty Fay Muir & Sue Lawson, illus by Lisa Kennedy

Sing Me the Summer

Sing Me the Summer by Jane Godwin & Alison Lester

When We Say Black Lives Matter

When We Say Black Lives Matter by Maxine Beneba Clarke

Windows

Windows by Jonathan Bentley & Patrick Guest

SMALL PUBLISHER’S CHILDREN’S BOOK OF THE YEAR

Anemone is not the Enemy

Anemone Is Not the Enemy by Anna McGregor

Bindi

Bindi by Kirli Saunders, illus by Dub Leffler

Claudette

Claudette by Helene Magisson

Family

Family by Aunty Fay Muir & Sue Lawson, illus by Jasmine Seymour

Found

Found by Bruce Pascoe & Charmaine Ledden-Lewis

Howl

Howl by Kat Patrick, illus by Evie Barrow

Metal Fish, Falling Snow

Metal Fish, Falling Snow by Cath Moore

My Shadow is Pink

My Shadow Is Pink by Scott Stuart

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