CBCA Book of the Year Awards 2019 Shortlist

The Children's Book Council of Australia has announced this year's shortlist and we're delighted to announce that 8 of our titles have been selected!

BOOK OF THE YEAR: OLDER READERS
Lenny's Book of Everything by Karen Foxlee
Changing Gear by Scot Gardner

BOOK OF THE YEAR: YOUNGER READERS
Brindabella by Ursula Dubosarsky, illustrated by Andrew Joyner
The Slightly Alarming Tale of the Whispering Wars by Jaclyn Moriarty 

BOOK OF THE YEAR: EARLY CHILDHOOD
Noni the Pony Rescues a Joey by Alison Lester
Here Comes Stinkbug! by Tohby Riddle

PICTURE BOOK OF THE YEAR
The Mediterranean by Armin Greder
Chalk Boy by Margaret Wild, illustrated by Mandy Ord

The CBCA Book of the Year winners will be announced on Friday 16 August.  

See the rest of the shortlist here

Lenny's Book of Everything

by Karen Foxlee

Our mother had a dark heart feeling. Lenny's younger brother has a rare form of gigantism and while Lenny's fiercely protective, it isn't always easy being the sister of 'the giant'. A book about finding good in the bad that will break your heart while raising your spirits in the way that only a classic novel can.

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The Slightly Alarming Tale of the Whispering Wars

by Jaclyn Moriarty

An enchanting and whimsical spell-filled fantasy novel from Jaclyn Moriarty, the highly-acclaimed author of The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone and the award-winning author of Feeling Sorry for Celia and A Corner of White, suitable for readers who loved A Most Magical Girl

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Noni the Pony Rescues a Joey

by Alison Lester

Come on another adventure with Noni the Pony in this totally delightful rhyming story by the much-loved Alison Lester. You may have met Noni already in Noni the Pony and Noni the Pony Goes to the Beach.

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Lenny's Book of Everything

by Karen Foxlee

Our mother had a dark heart feeling. Lenny's younger brother has a rare form of gigantism and while Lenny's fiercely protective, it isn't always easy being the sister of 'the giant'. A book about finding good in the bad that will break your heart while raising your spirits in the way that only a classic novel can.

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Here Comes Stinkbug!

by Tohby Riddle

The hilarious story about a smelly bug whose unique talent saves the day.

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Chalk Boy

by Margaret Wild, illustrated by Mandy Ord

A soulful and heartwarming story about what happens when a pavement artist's drawing comes to life.

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Changing Gear

by Scot Gardner

The vivid story of a teenage boy and the road trip that clears his head and his heart.

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Brindabella

by Ursula Dubosarsky, illustrated by Andrew Joyner

From an extraordinary novelist and an award-winning illustrator comes this lyrical and unforgettable story about a boy and the untameable wildness of a hand-reared joey.

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The Mediterranean

by Armin Greder

Precarious boats navigate the waters of the sea, from south to north. And more often than not, it is not only hope that drowns. A devastating indictment of our society's treatment of refugees by the creator of The Island.

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