CBCA Book of the Year Awards 2018 Shortlist

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 Shortlist

Younger Readers
How to Bee by Bren MacDibble
Henrietta and the Perfect Night by Martine Murray
The Grand Genius Summer of Henry Hoobler by Lisa Shanahan

Picture Book
Swan Lake by Anne Spudvilas

Eve Pownall Award for Information Books
Do not lick this book by Idan Ben-Barak, illustrated by Julian Frost

Crichton Award for New Illustrators
I Just Ate My Friend by Heidi McKinnon
The Sloth Who Came to Stay by Margaret Wild, illustrated by Vivienne To 

CBCA Book of the Year Winners will be announced Friday 17 August. 

See the full short list here

Swan Lake

by Anne Spudvilas

A magnificent visual retelling of the classic ballet story from a much-loved, award-winning illustrator.

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I Just Ate My Friend

by Heidi McKinnon

This beautiful, innovative picture book from an enormously talented creator will make you laugh out loud. The search for a true friend is something everyone can relate to - from the very young to the very old.

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The Sloth Who Came to Stay

by Margaret Wild, illustrated by Vivienne To

A wryly amusing story about a fast family who are taught to slow down when an adorable sloth comes to stay by the award-winning author of Fox and Ruby Roars.

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Do not lick this book

by Idan Ben-Barak, illustrated by Julian Frost

A brilliantly simple, funny, interactive picture book that introduces children to the strange, unseen world of microbes all around them by the award-winning author of Small Wonders and the animator of the insanely successful video 'Dumb Ways to Die'.

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How to Bee

by Bren MacDibble

A story about family, loyalty, kindness and bravery, set against an all-too-possible future where climate change has forever changed the way we live.

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Henrietta and the Perfect Night

by Martine Murray

Henrietta, the great go-getter, is going to be a big sister, but she'll have to wait half way to Christmas before the baby is ready. Five charming and quirky stories from the author of the CBCA shotlisted book Molly and Pim and the Millions of Stars.

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The Grand, Genius Summer of Henry Hoobler

by Lisa Shanahan

The warm-hearted story of Henry Hoobler and the summer when a new friend, a silver bike and unexpected adventures turn him inside out like a pocket, into something new - laugh-out-loud funny and moving, from the author of my My Big Birkett.

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