2020 Australian Book Design Awards shortlists

We're pleased to announce that the following titles have been shortlisted for the 2020 Australian Book Design Awards!

Best Designed Commercial Fiction Cover:
- The Nancys by R.W.R. McDonald, designed by Alison Dinallo

Best Designed Children’s Book:
- The Dog Runner by Bren MacDibble, designed by Joanna Hunt

Best Designed Children’s Illustrated Book:
- Argh! There’s a Skeleton Inside You! by Idan Ben-Barak and Julian Frost, designed by Julian Frost
- I See, I See by Robert Henderson, designed by Robert Henderson

Best Designed Young Adult Cover:
- The Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling by Wai Chim, designed by Romina Edwards

Best Designed Fully-Illustrated Book Over $50:
- Iconic by Karen McCartney, designed by Susan Le (Murdoch Books)

The shortlists will be announced later this year.

The rest of the shortlist and more information can be found here.

I See, I See.

by Robert Henderson

A dynamic interactive picture book for two, designed to be read right side up and upside down at the same time. Suitable for readers of Press Here and Do Not Lick This Book.

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The Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling

by Wai Chim

A novel about growing up in a migrant Asian family with a mother who is suffering from a mental illness, from the highly commended author of Freedom Swimmer.

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Argh! There's a Skeleton Inside You!

by Idan Ben-Barak and Julian Frost

A funny picture book about a fascinating concept in science, by the highly successful duo who brought us Do Not Lick This Book (it's full of germs) - the award-winning author of Small Wonders, and the animator behind the wildly successful video 'Dumb Ways to Die'.

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The Nancys

by R.W.R. McDonald

A schoolgirl and her uncle and his boyfriend have two weeks to solve a murder in a small town style forgot...

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The Dog Runner

by Bren MacDibble

From the author of the multi-award-winning and bestselling How to Bee comes an intense and thrilling new adventure.

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