CBCA Book of the Year Awards 2017 Short List

The Children's Book Council of Australia has announced this year's short list and we're delighted to announce that seven of our titles have been selected!

Book of the Year Awards Short List

Younger Readers
Rockhopping by Trace Balla
A Most Magical Girl by Karen Foxlee
Dragonfly Song by Wendy Orr
Captain Jimmy Cook Discovers Third Grade by Kate Temple, Jol Temple and John Foye

Early Childhood
Go Home, Cheeky Animals! by Johanna Bell, illustrated by Dion Beasley
The Snow Wombat by Susannah Chambers, illustrated by Mark Jackson

Eve Pownall Award for Information Books
Fabish: The Horse that Braved a Bushfire by Neridah McMullin, illustrated by Andrew McLean

Crichton Award
Small Things by Mel Tregonning

CBCA Book of the Year Winners will be announced Friday 18 August. 

See the full short list here
See the full Crichton Award short list here

A Most Magical Girl

by Karen Foxlee

Magical machines, wizards, witches, mysterious underworlds, a race against time - and two most magical girls

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Small Things

by Mel Tregonning

A stunning graphic novel from an extraordinarily talented illustrator. On the cusp of having everything slip from his grasp, a young boy has to find a way to rebuild his sense of self.

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Fabish: The Horse that Braved a Bushfire

by Neridah McMullin and Andrew McLean

A powerful and beautifully illustrated picture book based on the true story of a brave horse called Fabish, who saved a group of young horses during the Black Saturday bushfires.

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Dragonfly Song

by Wendy Orr

Abandoned by the priestess of the island at birth, Aissa is an outcast, surviving by her wits - until she joins the acrobatic bull dancers who are sent away to compete on the island of the Bull King. A gripping and powerful adventure by acclaimed author Wendy Orr.

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The Snow Wombat

by Susannah Chambers, illustrated by Mark Jackson

An adventurous young wombat finds his way around a winter landscape before snuggling back into his own cosy burrow.

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Go Home, Cheeky Animals!

by Johanna Bell, illustrated by Dion Beasley

In this lively follow-up to Too Many Cheeky Dogs, the camp is invaded by all kinds of cheeky feral animals who are finally chased away by the resident cheeky dogs.

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Captain Jimmy Cook Discovers Third Grade

by Kate Temple and Jol Temple, illustrated by Jon Foye

Jimmy Cook is finding History Week a bit boring until Ms Fennel starts banging on about Captain Cook. Then - bingo! Turns out he and Captain Cook have a lot in common. Here are three of the big ones: they are both named James Cook; they are both great explorers; and they both look great in a tricorn hat. Funny fiction for those who love Tom Gates and Timmy Failure.

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Rockhopping

by Trace Balla

The story of an eventful hike in Gariwerd (the Grampians), from the creator of the multi-award-winning Rivertime.

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