CBCA Book of the Year Awards 2017 Winners

The Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Awards has revealed this year's winners and honour books and we're delighted to announce that two of our titles have won their categories while two more were selected as honour books!

Winners

CBCA BOOK OF THE YEAR: YOUNGER READERS
Rockhopping by Trace Balla

CBCA BOOK OF THE YEAR: EARLY CHILDHOOD
Go Home, Cheeky Animals! by Johanna Bell, illustrated by Dion Beasley

Honour Books

CBCA BOOK OF THE YEAR: YOUNGER READERS
Dragonfly Song by Wendy Orr
Captain Jimmy Cook Discovers Third Grade by Kate Temple and Jol Temple, illustrated by John Foye

The Children's Book Council of Australia is a not for profit organisation that aims to engage the community with literature for young Australians. The annual awards have been running since 1946 and are Australia's most prestigious awards for children's books.

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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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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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