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Book awards: CBCA Notable Books - Older Readers

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Eleanor, Elizabeth by Libby GleesonHighly Commended, 1985
Firestorm! by Roger Vaughan CarrShortlist, 1986
All We Know by Simon FrenchBook of the Year, 1987
Riverman by Allan BaillieShortlist, 1987
Space Demons by Lian HearnHonour Book, 1987
I Am Susannah by Libby GleesonHonour Book, 1988
Obernewtyn by Isobelle CarmodyShortlist, 1988
So Much to Tell You by John MarsdenBook of the Year, 1988
Beyond the Labyrinth by Lian HearnBook of the Year, 1989
Deepwater by Judith O'NeillShortlist, 1989
Megan's star by Allan BaillieShortlist, 1989
You Take the High Road by Mary K. PershallShortlist, 1989
Came Back to Show You I Could Fly by Robin KleinBook of the Year, 1990
Merryll of the Stones by Brian CaswellHonour Book, 1990
Skymaze by Lian HearnShortlist, 1990
Thunderwith by Libby HathornHonour Book, 1990
Bianca and Roja by Hesba Brinsmead1991
Boy Soldiers by Cliff Green1991
Brother Night by Victor KelleherHonour book, 1991
The Devil's Own by Deborah LissonShortlist, 1991
Dodger by Libby Gleeson1991
The family book of Mary Claire by Eleanor SpenceHonour book, 1991
The Farseekers by Isobelle CarmodyHonour book, 1991
Fire in the Sky by Sophie Masson1991
The Great Deeds of Heroic Women by Maurice Saxby1991
Hero by Allan Baillie1991
High hopes by Ursula Dubosarsky1991
Lockie Leonard, Human Torpedo by Tim Winton1991
Many Kinds of Magic by Bill Scott1991
Out Of Time by John Marsden1991
The Ragwitch by Garth Nix1991
The road to Summering by Maureen Pople1991
Round the Twist by Paul Jennings1991
Spaghetti Connections by Sandra McCuaig1991
Speaking to Miranda by Caroline Macdonald1991
Strange Objects by Gary CrewBook of the year, 1991
Tearaways by Robin Klein1991
Time's Lost Hero by Bruce Tanton1991
Two Weeks with the Queen by Morris Gleitzman1991
The House Guest by Eleanor NilssonBook of the Year, 1992
Aviva Gold by Jean Holkner1993
Better for everyone by Penny Hall1993
A Cage of Butterflies by Brian CaswellShortlist, 1993
Crossfire (Uqp Young Adult Fiction) by James Moloney1993
Dresses of Red and Gold by Robin Klein1993
Galax-Arena by Lian HearnHonour Book, 1993
Goodbye and Hello by Clodagh Corcoran1993
Just One Tear by Kate Mahon1993
The Lion and the Lamb (Starlight) by Jonathan Harlen1993
A long way to Tipperary (UQP young adult fiction) by Sue GoughHonour book, 1993
Looking for Alibrandi by Melina MarchettaBook of the year, 1993
Love ME Tender (Starlight) by Libby Hathorn1993
Pagan's Crusade by Catherine JinksShortlist, 1993
LA postcards by Glyn Parry1993
Prices by David Hewitt McRobbie1993
Relative strangers by Maureen Pople1993
Sand Monkeys by Joanne Horniman1993
So far from Skye by Judith O'Neill1993
Take my word for it by John MarsdenShortlist, 1993
The true story of Lola MacKellar by James Aldridge1993
Virtual Realities by Claire Carmichael1993
The Warrigal by Deborah Lisson1993
Water Bombs: A Book of Poems for Teenagers by Steven Herrick1993
Who? by Libby Hathorn1993
Angel's Gate by Gary CrewBook of the Year, 1994
Buried Secrets by Christine Harris1994
Canoes of the Dead by David Kelly1994
The Collectors by Robert CarterShortlist, 1994
Cross My Heart by Maureen McCarthy1994
Dougy by James MoloneyHonour book, 1994
Finwood & Lisa by Barbara Wels1994
The Future Trap by Catherine Jinks1994
The Gathering by Isobelle CarmodyBook of the Year, 1994
Lockie Leonard, Scumbuster by Tim Winton1994
Love Me, Love Me Not (Viking) by Libby GleesonShortlist, 1994
Lovebird (Puffin books) by Peter McFarlane1994
Secret Lives by Caroline Macdonald1994
The Secret Sandwich by Robert Morrison1994
Seeing Things by Robin KleinShortlist, 1994
Spirit Song: a collection of Aboriginal poetry by Lorraine Mafi-Williams1994
Stormy by Mary K. Pershall1994
This Book is Haunted by David Hewitt McRobbie1994
Time out by Pina Grieco-Tiso1994
Tomorrow, When the War Began (The Tomorrow Series #1) by John Marsden1994
The wages of Wayne : being even more of the life and adventures of Wayne Wilson, his family and friends as told to by David Hewitt McRobbie1994
Wyrd (UQP young adult fiction) by Sue Gough1994
Foxspell by Lian HearnBook of the Year, 1995
Friends of My Heart by Judith ClarkeShortlist, 1995
Gracey by James MoloneyHonour book, 1995
The night Tolkien died by Nadia WheatleyHonour book, 1995
The White Guinea Pig by Ursula DubosarskyShortlist, 1995
Deucalion by Brian CaswellShortlist, 1996
Pagan's Vows by Catherine JinksBook of the Year, 1996
After January by Nick Earls1997
Asturias by Brian Caswell1997
Bad Behaviour by Joanne Horniman1997
Baptism of Fire by Christine Harris1997
Beyond the Hanging Wall by Sara Douglass1997
A Bridge to Wiseman's Cove by James MoloneyBook of the Year, 1997
Bruno and the Crumhorn by Ursula Dubosarsky1997
Caleb by Gary Crew1997
Call It Love by Dyan Blacklock1997
Checkers by John Marsden1997
The Climb by Libby Hathorn1997
Coming out by Ruth Starke1997
Darkness, Be My Friend by John Marsden1997
The Devil Latch by Sonya Hartnett1997
Essen? Nein, danke! by Maureen Stewart1997
Fire Dancer by Victor KelleherShortlist, 1997
goddess of cool by Carol Jones1997
Green Monkey Dreams by Isobelle Carmody1997
Hide and seek: Stories about being young and gay/lesbian by Jenny Pausacker1997
Johnny Hart's Heroes by David MetzenthenHonour book, 1997
Love, Ghosts, & Nose Hair by Steven Herrick1997
Outside Permission by Eleanor Nilsson1997
Pagan's Scribe by Catherine JinksShortlist, 1997
Peeling the Onion by Wendy OrrHonour book, 1997
Secrets of Walden Rising by Allan Baillie1997
See How They Run by David Hewitt McRobbie1997
Shinkei by Lian Hearn1997
Touching Earth Lightly by Margo Lanagan1997
Wilde and Busker by Jennifer Dabbs1997
THE APOSTLE BIRD by Garry Disher1998
Beach Baby by Nicole Plüss1998
Black Sails, White Sails by Ursula Dubosarsky1998
The blue feather by Gary Crew1998
Blueback by Tim Winton1998
Burning for Revenge by John Marsden1998
Care Factor Zero by Margaret Clark1998
Charlie Carver stacks it! and other stories : a crash course in applied physics for beginners by Laurie Stiller1998
Eye to Eye by Catherine JinksBook of the year, 1998
Finn & the Big Guy by David Metzenthen1998
The Ghost of Love Street by Venero Armanno1998
Gilbert's ghost train by David MetzenthenHonour book, 1998
The Girl Who Married a Fly and Other Stories by Michael Hyde1998
Greylands by Isobelle Carmody1998
Guitar Highway Rose by Brigid LowryShortlist, 1998
Hothouse Flowers by Nette Hilton1998
Idiot Pride by Matt ZurboShortlist, 1998
Killing Mud-eye (UQP young adult fiction) by Celeste Walters1998
The Last Shot by Allan BaillieShortlist, 1998
A Life of My Own by Mary Tucker1998
Lockie Leonard, Legend by Tim WintonHonour book, 1998
The Lost Day by Judith Clarke1998
Loving Athena by Joanne Horniman1998
Only the Heart by Brian Caswell1998
The Outcast by Patricia Bernard1998
Princes by Sonya Hartnett1998
The Rings by Jenny Pausacker1998
Shade's Children by Garth Nix1998
Sparring with Shadows by Archimede Fusillo1998
Spud by John Heffernan1998
The tenth hero by Barry Klemm1998
Watching Seagulls by Sue Saliba1998
Zones (Moonstone) by Damien Broderick1998
Deadly, Unna? by Phillip GwynneBook of the Year, 1999
The Divine Wind by Garry DisherShortlist, 1999
The Haunted Playground by Shaun Tan1999
48 Shades of Brown by Nick Earlsbook of the year, 2000
Angels Passing by by Judith Clarke2000
Backstreets by Robert Hood2000
Borrowed Light by Anna FienbergHonour book, 2000
Chain Of Hearts by Maureen McCarthy2000
Fabricant by Claire Carmichael2000
Into the Dark by Victor Kelleher2000
The Ivory Trail by Victor Kelleher2000
The Keeping Place by Isobelle Carmody2000
Killing Aurora by Helen BarnesHonour book, 2000
More than a game by Peter McFarlane2000
The Other Side of Dawn by John Marsden2000
Scooterboy by Glyn Parry2000
Sink or swim by Ron Bunney2000
Snigger James on Grey by Mark Svendsen2000
Spare Parts by Sally Rogers-Davidson2000
I Started Crying Monday by Laurene Kelly2000
Stony Heart Country by David Metzenthen2000
Stripes of the Sidestep Wolf by Sonya Hartnett2000
Thunderfish by Simon Higgins2000
Tyro by David Hewitt McRobbieShortlist, 2000
The View from Ararat by Brian Caswell2000
Wolf on the Fold by Judith ClarkeBook of the Year, 2001
Forest by Sonya HartnettBook of the Year, 2002
Mahalia by Joanne HornimanHonour book, 2002
Yoss by Odo HirschShortlist, 2002
I Am the Messenger by Markus ZusakBook of the Year, 2003
The Girl from the Sea by James AldridgeShortlist, 2003
The Song of An Innocent Bystander (Speak) by Ian BoneShortlist, 2003
Abyssinia by Ursula Dubosarsky2004
Black Taxi by James Moloney2004
Boys Of Blood & Bone by David Metzenthen2004
Bridie's Fire by Kirsty Murray2004
Burning Eddy by Scot Gardner2004
Caught in the Headlights by Tony Shillitoe2004
The Glass Mountain by Celeste Walters2004
Hey Joe by Michael Hyde2004
How to Make a Bird by Martine Murray2004
Julia, my sister by Bronwyn Blake2004
Man Bites Dog by Adam Ford2004
Mister Monday by Garth Nix2004
Nights in the Sun by Colin Bowles2004
One Night by Margaret Wild2004
Saving Francesca by Melina MarchettaBook of the Year, 2004
The shadow dog: for every dog there has been and for everyone who has loved them by Anthony Hill2004
Shaedow Master by Justin D'Ath2004
The Spirit of Barrumbi by Leonie Norrington2004
The Waterless Sea by Kate Constable2004
While I Live by John Marsden2004
The Year Of Secret Assignments by Jaclyn Moriarty2004
Black Juice by Margo LanaganShortlist, 2005
The Crimes and Punishments of Miss Payne by Barry JonsbergShortlist, 2005
The Running Man by Michael Gerard BauerBook of the Year, 2005
Alyzon Whitestarr by Isobelle Carmody2006
Am I Right or Am I Right? by Barry JonsbergShortlist, 2006
The Black Dress: Mary MacKillop's Early Years by Pamela Freeman2006
Chasing Charlie Duskin by Cath Crowley2006
The Curse of Zohreh by Sophie Masson2006
Does My Head Look Big In This? by Randa Abdel-Fattah2006
Dogboy by Victor Kelleher2006
Double Exposure by Brian Caswell2006
The King of Whatever by Kirsten Murphy2006
LOST PROPERTY by James MoloneyHonour Book, 2006
Nightpeople by Anthony Eaton2006
No Worries by Bill Condon2006
A Prayer for Blue Delaney by Kirsty Murray2006
The Rat and the Raven by Kerry Greenwood2006
Rosemary for Remembrance by Felicity Pulman2006
Runner by Robert Newton2006
Slaughterboy by Odo Hirsch2006
The Story of Tom Brennan by J. C. BurkeBook of the Year, 2006
They Came on Viking Ships by Jackie French2006
Ads R Us by Claire Carmichael2007
Babylonne by Catherine Jinks2007
Bye, beautiful by Julia Lawrinson2007
Destroying Avalon by Kate McCaffrey2007
Don't Call Me Ishmael by Michael Gerard Bauer2007
Dreamrider by Barry Jonsberg2007
Falling from Grace by Jane Godwin2007
Gravity by Scot Gardner2007
His name in fire by Catherine Bateson2007
Little Wing by Joanne Horniman2007
Living Next to Lulah by Nette Hilton2007
Lonesome Howl by Steven Herrick2007
Loop by Brian Caswell2007
LOVE CUTS by Ian Bone2007
Monica Bloom by Nick Earls2007
Monster Blood Tattoo, Book 1: Foundling by D. M. Cornish2007
Notes from the Teenage Underground by Simmone Howell2007
One Whole and Perfect Day by Judith Clarke2007
Ravens Rising by Kerry Greenwood2007
The Red Shoe by Ursula Dubosarsky2007
Red Spikes by Margo LanaganBook of the Year, 2007
Rose by Any Other Name by Maureen McCarthy2007
Sir Thursday by Garth Nix2007
The Sweet, Terrible, Glorious Year I Truly, Completely Lost It by Lisa Shanahan2007
Ten Things I Hate About Me by Randa Abdel-Fattah2007
Will by Maria Boyd2007
The Black Dog Gang by Robert Newton2008
Black water by David Metzenthen2008
Cold Skin by Steven Herrick2008
Daredevils by Bill Condon2008
Eagle of the east by L. S. Lawrence2008
Game as Ned by Tim Pegler2008
The Ghost's Child by Sonya HartnettBook of the Year, 2008
Ishmael and the Return of the Dugongs by Michael Gerard Bauer2008
Leaving Barrumbi by Leonie Norrington2008
Love Like Water by Meme McDonald2008
Marty's shadow by John HeffernanHonour book, 2008
Pharaoh: The Boy Who Conquered the Nile by Jackie French2008
Pool by Justin D'Ath2008
Requiem for a Beast by Matt Ottley2008
Solo by Alyssa Brugman2008
Taste of Lightning by Kate Constable2008
Tomorrow All Will Be Beautiful by Brigid Lowry2008
Town by James Roy2008
Boofheads by Mo Johnson2009
Broken Glass by Adrian Stirling2009
Escape by Sea by L. S. Lawrence2009
Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta2009
Gracie Faltrain Gets It Right (Finally) by Cath Crowley2009
Home and Away by John Marsden2009
Into White Silence by Anthony EatonHonour book, 2009
Ironbark by Barry Jonsberg2009
Kill the possum by James Moloney2009
Miss McAllister's ghost by Elizabeth Fensham2009
Monster Blood Tattoo, Book 2: Lamplighter by D. M. Cornish2009
A Rose for the ANZAC Boys by Jackie FrenchHonour book, 2009
Tales from Outer Suburbia by Shaun TanBook of the Year, 2009
Where The Streets Had A Name by Randa Abdel-Fattah2009
Word of Honour by Michael Pryor2009
Angel fish by Lili Wilkinson2010
Beatle Meets Destiny by Gabrielle Williams2010
Blue Noise by Debra Oswald2010
Dust by Christine Bongers2010
Jarvis 24 by David MetzenthenBook of the Year, 2010
Keepinitreal by Don Henderson2010
Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld2010
Liar by Justine Larbalestier2010
Lighthouse Girl by Dianne Wolfer2010
Little bird by Penni Russon2010
I Lost My Mobile at the Mall: Teenager on the Edge of Technological Breakdown by Wendy Harmer2010
Loving Richard Feynman by Penny Tangey2010
Mama's Song by Ben Beaton2010
Siggy and Amber by Doug MacLeod2010
A Small Free Kiss in the Dark by Glenda MillardHonour book, 2010
Stolen by Lucy ChristopherShortlist, 2010
Swerve by Phillip Gwynne2010
Time of Trial by Michael Pryor2010
When the Hipchicks Went to War by Pamela Rushby2010
The Winds of Heaven by Judith ClarkeHonour book, 2010
Winter of Grace by Kate Constable2010
Worldshaker by Richard Harland2010
90 Packets of Instant Noodles by Deb Fitzpatrick2011
About a Girl by Joanne HornimanShortlist, 2011
Anonymity Jones by James Roy2011
Behemoth by Scott Westerfeld2011
Beyond Evie by Rebecca Burton2011
Dancing in the Dark by Robyn Bavati2011
Darkwater by Georgia Blain2011
DAYWARDS: Book Three of the Darklands Trilogy by Anthony Eaton2011
The Emperor of Nihon-Ja by John Flanagan2011
The FitzOsbornes in Exile by Michelle Cooper2011
A Girl Like Me by Penny Matthews2011
Good Oil by Laura Buzo2011
Graffiti Moon by Cath CrowleyHonour book, 2011
Happy as Larry by Scot Gardner2011
India Dark by Kirsty Murray2011
The innocents by Nette Hilton2011
The life of a teenage body-snatcher by Doug MacLeodshortlist, 2011
Marrying Ameera by Rosanne Hawke2011
Merrow by Ananda Braxton-Smith2011
The Midnight Zoo by Sonya HartnettBook of the Year, 2011
Moment of Truth by Michael Pryor2011
Monster Blood Tattoo, Book 3: Factotum by D. M. Cornish2011
Noah's law by Randa Abdel-Fattah2011
Oracle by Jackie French2011
The Piper's Son by Melina MarchettaShortlist, 2011
Scout by Nicole Plüss2011
Six impossible things by Fiona WoodShortlist, 2011
Slice: Juicy Moments from My Impossible Life by Steven Herrick2011
This is Shyness by Leanne Michelle Hall2011
The Three Loves of Persimmon by Cassandra Golds2011
A Waltz for Matilda by Jackie French2011
Wolfborn by Sue Bursztynski2011
Being Here by Barry Jonsberg2012
The Dead I Know by Scot Gardnerbook of the year, 2012
The Golden Day by Ursula DubosarskyShortlist, 2012
Have You Seen Ally Queen? by Deb Fitzpatrick2012
Ishmael and the Hoops of Steel by Michael Gerard BauerShortlist, 2012
Just a girl by Jane Caro2012
Pig boy by J. C. Burke2012
Shift by Em Bailey2012
A Straight Line to My Heart by Bill CondonHonour Book, 2012
Tantony by Ananda Braxton-Smith2012
When We Were Two by Robert NewtonHonour Book, 2012
The Brides of Rollrock Island by Margo LanaganBook of the Year, 2013
Creepy & Maud by Dianne TouchellShortlist, 2013
Friday Brown by Vikki WakefieldHonour book, 2013
The Ink Bridge by Neil GrantHonour book, 2013
Playing for the Commandant by Suzy ZailShortlist, 2013
The Shiny Guys by Doug MacLeodShortlist, 2013
Fairytales for Wilde girls by Allyse NearHonour book, 2014
The Sky So Heavy by Claire ZornHonour book, 2014
Wildlife by Fiona WoodBook of the Year, 2014
The Minnow by Diana SweeneyHonour book, 2015
Nona and Me by Clare AtkinsHonour book, 2015
The Protected by Claire ZornBook of the Year, 2015
Cloudwish by Fiona WoodBook of the Year, 2016
In-between Days by Vikki WakefieldHonour book, 2016
A Single Stone by Meg McKinlayHonour book, 2016
The Bone Sparrow by Zana FraillonHonour book, 2017
One would think the deep by Claire ZornBook of the Year, 2017
Words in Deep Blue by Cath CrowleyHonour book, 2017
In the dark spaces by Cally BlackHonour book, 2018
Mallee Boys by Charlie ArchboldHonour book, 2018
Take Three Girls by Cath CrowleyBook of the Year, 2018

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Notable Australian Chlldren's books is a booklet published annually by the Children's Book Council of Australia which includes reviews of the best books submitted in the Book of the Year awards, chosen by the judges. Items in the Older Readers category are generally suitable for readers in secondary schools.


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