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!
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
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.
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.
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.