2021 CBCA Book of the Year Awards

The Children’s Book Council of Australia have announced the winners of their annual book awards. The awards are given in a variety of age categories and offer a winner as well as honor books in each category. Here are the winning books:

OLDER READERS

WINNER

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

HONOR BOOKS

Metal Fish, Falling Snow

Metal Fish, Falling Snow by Cath Moore

Where We Begin

Where We Begin by Christie Nieman

YOUNGER READERS

WINNER

Aster's Good, Right Things

Aster’s Good, Right Things by Kate Gordon

HONOR BOOKS

The Stolen Prince of Cloudburst by Jaclyn Moriarty, illustrated by Kelly Canby

Worse Things

Worse Things by Sally Murphy, illustrated by Sarah Davis

EARLY CHILDHOOD

WINNER

No! Never! A Cautionary Tale

No! Never! by Libby Hathorn & Lisa Hathorn-Jarman, illustrated by Mel Pearce

HONOR BOOKS

Anemone is not the Enemy

Anemone Is Not the Enemy by Anna McGregor

We Love You, Magoo

We Love You, Magoo by Briony Stewart

PICTURE BOOK OF THE YEAR

WINNER

How to Make a Bird

How to Make a Bird illustrated by Matt Ottley, written by Meg McKinlay

HONOR BOOKS

Not Cute

Not Cute by Philip Bunting

Your Birthday was the BEST!

Your Birthday Was the Best! illustrated by Felicita Sala, written by Maggie Hutchings

THE EVE POWNALL AWARD (NONFICTION)

WINNER

Dry to Dry: The Seasons of Kakadu

Dry to Dry: The Seasons of Kakadu by Pamela Freeman, illustrated by Liz Anelli

HONOR BOOKS

The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Dangerous Animals

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Dangerous Animals by Sami Bayly

Strangers on Country

Strangers on Country by David Hartley & Kirsty Murray, illustrated by Dub Leffler

CBCA AWARD FOR NEW ILLUSTRATOR

This Small Blue Dot

This Small Blue Dot by Zeno Sworder

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