2021 ABIA Shortlists

The shortlists for the 2021 Australian Book Industry Awards have been announced. They are given in several categories with four youth-related categories. Below are the shortlisted youth titles:

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

Aurora Burning by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

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

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, illustrated by Blak Douglas

The Grandest Bookshop in the World

The Grandest Bookshop in the World by Amelia Melor

Hollowpox 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, illustrated by Ruby Hunter

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

Bluey: The Creek

Bluey: The Creek

Our Home, Our Heartbeat

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

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 PUBLISHERS’ CHILDREN’S BOOK OF THE YEAR

Bindi

Bindi by Kiri Saunders, illustrated by Dub Leffler

Family

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

Found

Found by Bruce Pascoe & Charmaine Ledden-Lewis

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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