The Australian Book Design Awards 2019 Shortlist

We are delighted to announce that the following titles have been shortlisted for the 2019 Australian Book Design Awards - congratulations to the talented designers!

Best Designed Children’s Fiction Book:
Brindabella by Ursula Dubosarsky, illustrated by Andrew Joyner, designed in-house by Romina Panetta.
Yours Troolie, Alice Toolie by Kate and Jol Temple, illustrated and designed by Grace West.

Best Designed Young Adult Cover:
Lenny’s Book of Everything by Karen Foxlee, designed by Sandy Cull

You can read about the design process for Lenny's Book of Everything over on our blog.

The winners will be announced on Friday 31st May.

The rest of the shortlist and more information can be found 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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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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Yours Troolie, Alice Toolie

by Kate Temple and Jol Temple, illustrated by Grace West

Meet Alice Toolie - seriously famous youtootuber, and lead jellyfish in the school jazz ballet - and absolutely not a good friend of Jimmy Cook in this stand-alone humorous story from the CBC award-winning writers of the Captain Jimmy Cook Discovers series.

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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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