HomeGroupsTalkExploreZeitgeist
Search Site
This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.

Book awards: CBCA Book of the Year

Book awards by cover

Works (215)

TitlesOrder
The Story of Karrawingi the Emu by Leslie ReesBook of the Year, 1946
Shackleton's Argonauts by Frank HurleyBook of the Year, 1948
Whalers of the midnight sun by Alan VilliersBook of the Year, 1950
Verity of Sydney Town by Ruth C. WilliamsBook of the Year, 1951
The Australia book by Eve PownallBook of the Year, 1952
Aircraft of today and tomorrow by James Henry MartinBook of the Year, 1953
Good Luck to the Rider by Joan PhipsonBook of the Year, 1953
Australian Legendary Tales by K. Langloh ParkerBook of the Year, 1954
The first walkabout by Norman B. TindaleBook of the Year, 1955
The Crooked Snake by Patricia WrightsonBook of the Year, 1956
The Boomerang Book of Legendary Tales. by Enid Moodie HeddleBook of the Year, 1957
Piccaninny Walkabout: A Story of Two Aboriginal Children by Axel PoignantPicture Book, 1958
Sea menace by John GunnBook of the Year, 1958
Tiger in the Bush by Nan ChauncyBook of the Year, 1958
Devil's Hill by Nan ChauncyBook of the Year, 1959
All the proud tribesmen by Kylie TennantBook of the Year, 1960
Tangara by Nan ChauncyBook of the Year, 1961
The Racketty Street Gang by L. H. EversBook of the Year, 1962
Rafferty Rides a Winner by Joan WoodberryBook of the Year, 1962
The Family Conspiracy by Joan PhipsonBook of the Year, 1963
The green laurel by Eleanor SpenceBook of the Year, 1964
Hugh's Zoo by Elisabeth MacIntyrePicture Book, 1965
Pastures of the Blue Crane by Hesba BrinsmeadBook of the Year, 1965
Ash Road by Ivan SouthallBook of the Year, 1966
The Min-Min by Mavis Thorpe ClarkBook of the Year, 1967
To the Wild Sky by Ivan SouthallBook of the Year, 1968
Sly Old Wardrobe by Ivan SouthallPicture Book, 1969
When Jays Fly to Barbmo by Margaret BaldersonBook of the Year, 1969
Uhu by Annette Macarthur-OnslowBook of the Year, 1970
Bread and Honey by Ivan SouthallBook of the Year, 1971
Waltzing Matilda by A. B. PatersonPicture Book, 1971
Longtime Passing by Hesba BrinsmeadBook of the Year, 1972
Family at The Lookout by Noreen ShelleyBook of the Year, 1973
The Bunyip of Berkeley's Creek by Jenny WagnerPicture Book, 1974
The Nargun and the Stars by Patricia WrightsonBook of the Year, 1974
The man from Ironbark : poem by A. B. PatersonPicture Book, 1975
Fly West by Ivan SouthallBook of the Year, 1976
The Rainbow Serpent by Dick RoughseyPicture Book, 1976
The October Child by Eleanor SpenceBook of the Year, 1977
The Ice Is Coming by Patricia WrightsonBook of the Year, 1978
John Brown, Rose and the Midnight Cat by Jenny WagnerPicture Book, 1978
The Plum-Rain Scroll by Ruth ManleyBook of the Year, 1979
The Quinkins by Percy TrezisePicture Book, 1979
Displaced Person by Lee HardingBook of the Year, 1980
One Dragon's Dream by Peter PaveyPicture Book, 1980
Playing Beatie Bow by Ruth ParkBook of the Year, 1981
Rummage by Christobel MattingleyJunior, 1982
Sunshine by Jan OrmerodPicture Book, 1982
The valley between by Colin ThieleBook of the Year, 1982
Master of the grove by Victor KelleherBook of the Year, 1983
Thing by Robin KleinJunior Book, 1983
Who Sank the Boat? by Pamela AllenPicture Book, 1983
Bernice knows best by Max DannJunior Book ∙ 1984
Bertie And The Bear by Pamela AllenPicture Book, 1984
A Little Fear by Patricia WrightsonBook of the Year, 1984
Something Special by Emily RoddaJunior Book ∙ 1985
The True Story of Lilli Stubeck (Puffin Plus) by James AldridgeBook of the Year, 1985
Arkwright (Young Hylander) by Mary Q. SteeleJunior Book, 1986
Felix and Alexander by Terry DentonPicture Book, 1986
The Green Wind by Thurley FowlerBook of the Year, 1986
All We Know by Simon FrenchOlder Readers, 1987
Kojuro and the Bears by Junko MorimotoPicture Book, 1987
Pigs might fly by Emily RoddaYounger Readers, 1987
Crusher is Coming by Bob GrahamPicture Book, 1988
My Place by Nadia WheatleyYounger Readers, Eve Pownall Award, 1988
So Much to Tell You by John MarsdenOlder Readers, 1988
The Best-Kept Secret by Emily RoddaYounger Readers, 1989
Beyond the Labyrinth by Lian HearnOlder Readers, 1989
Drac and the Gremlin by Allan BailliePicture Book, 1989
The Eleventh Hour: A Curious Mystery by Graeme BasePicture Book, 1989
Came Back to Show You I Could Fly by Robin KleinOlder Readers, 1990
Pigs and Honey by Jeanie AdamsYounger Readers, 1990
The Very Best of Friends by Margaret WildPicture Book, 1990
Finders Keepers by Emily RoddaYounger Readers, 1991
Greetings from Sandy Beach by Bob GrahamPicture Book, 1991
Strange Objects by Gary CrewOlder Readers, 1991
The House Guest by Eleanor NilssonOlder Readers, 1992
The Magnificent Nose and Other Marvels by Anna FienbergYounger Readers, 1992
Window by Jeannie BakerPicture Book, 1992
The Bamboo Flute by Garry DisherYounger Readers, 1993
Looking for Alibrandi by Melina MarchettaOlder Readers, 1993
Rose Meets Mr. Wintergarten by Bob GrahamPicture Book, 1993
Tjarany Roughtail: The Dreaming of the Roughtail Lizard and Other Stories told by the Kukatja by Gracie GreenEve Pownall Award, 1993
Angel's Gate by Gary CrewOlder Readers, 1994
First Light by Gary CrewPicture Book, 1994
The Gathering by Isobelle CarmodyOlder Readers, 1994
Rowan of Rin by Emily RoddaYounger Readers, 1994
V for Vanishing: An Alphabet of Endangered Animals by Patricia MullinsEve Pownall Award, 1994
Alternative pets : from budgies and yabbies to rabbits and rats by Robin E. StewartEve Pownall Award, 1995
Ark in the Park by Wendy OrrYounger Readers, 1995
Foxspell by Lian HearnOlder Readers, 1995
The Watertower by Gary CrewPicture Book, 1995
The First Fleet : a new beginning in an old land by John NicholsonEve Pownall Award, 1996
The Hunt by Narelle OliverPicture Book, 1996
Pagan's Vows by Catherine JinksOlder Readers, 1996
Swashbuckler by James MoloneyYounger Readers, 1996
A Bridge to Wiseman's Cove by James MoloneyOlder Readers, 1997
Hannah Plus One by Libby GleesonYounger Readers, 1997
Killer Plants and How to Grow Them (Picture Puffin Fact Books) by Gordon CheersEve Pownall Award, 1997
Not a Nibble (Little Ark Book) by Elizabeth HoneyPicture Book, 1997
Eye to Eye by Catherine JinksOlder Readers, 1998
A home among the gum trees: The story of Australian houses by John NicholsonEve Pownall Award, 1998
Someone Like Me by Elaine ForrestalYounger Readers, 1998
The Two Bullies by Junko MorimotoPicture Book, 1998
Deadly, Unna? by Phillip GwynneOlder Readers, 1999
My Girragundji by Meme McDonaldYounger Readers, 1999
The Rabbits by John MarsdenPicture Book, 1999
48 Shades of Brown by Nick EarlsOlder Readers, 2000
Fishing for Islands: Traditional Boats and Seafarers of the Pacific by John NicholsonEve Pownall Award, 2000
Hitler's Daughter by Jackie FrenchYounger Readers, 2000
Jenny Angel by Margaret WildPicture Book, 2000
Fox by Margaret WildPicture Book, 2001
Olympia: Warrior Athletes of Ancient Greece by Dyan BlacklockEve Pownall Award, 2001
Two Hands Together by Diana KiddYounger Readers, 2001
Wolf on the Fold by Judith ClarkeOlder Readers, 2001
You'll Wake the Baby! by Catherine JinksEarly Childhood, 2001
"Let's Get a Pup!" Said Kate by Bob GrahamEarly Childhood, 2002
Forest by Sonya HartnettOlder Readers, 2002
My dog by John HeffernanYounger Readers, 2002
An Ordinary Day by Libby GleesonPicture Book, 2002
The Papunya School Book of Country and History by Nada WheatleyEve Pownall Award, 2002
I Am the Messenger by Markus ZusakOlder Readers, 2003
In Flanders Fields by Norman JorgensenPicture Book, 2003
Iron in the blood : convicts and commandants in colonial Australia by Alan TuckerEve Pownall Award, 2003
Rain May and Captain Daniel by Catherine BatesonYounger Readers, 2003
A Year on Our Farm by Penny MatthewsEarly Childhood, 2003
Animal Architects by John NicholsonEve Pownall Award, 2004
Cat and Fish by Joan GrantPicture Book, 2004
Dragon Keeper by Carole WilkinsonYounger Readers, 2004
Grandpa and Thomas by Pamela AllenEarly Childhood, 2004
Saving Francesca by Melina MarchettaOlder Readers, 2004
Are We There Yet? A Journey Around Australia by Alison LesterPicture Book, 2005
The Running Man by Michael Gerard BauerOlder Readers, 2005
To the Moon and Back by Jackie FrenchEve Pownall Award, 2005
Where Is the Green Sheep? by Mem FoxEarly Childhood, 2005
Annie's Chair by Deborah NilandEarly Childhood, 2006
Helicopter Man by Elizabeth FenshamYounger Readers, 2006
Scarecrow army : the Anzacs at Gallipoli by Leon DavidsonEve Pownall Award, 2006
The Short and Incredibly Happy Life of Riley by Colin ThompsonPicture Book, 2006
The Story of Tom Brennan by J. C. BurkeOlder Readers, 2006
The Arrival by Shaun TanPicture Book, 2007
Being Bee by Catherine BatesonYounger Readers, 2007
Half a World Away by Libby GleesonEarly Childhood, 2007
The Penguin Book - Birds in Suits by Dr. Mark NormanEve Pownall Award, 2007
Red Spikes by Margo LanaganOlder Readers, 2007
Dragon Moon by Carole WilkinsonYounger Readers, 2008
The Ghost's Child by Sonya HartnettOlder Readers, 2008
Parsley Rabbit's Book About Books by Frances WattsEve Pownall Award, 2008
Pearl Barley and Charlie Parsley by Aaron BlabeyEarly Childhood, 2008
Requiem for a Beast by Matt OttleyPicture Book, 2008
Alive in the Death Zone: Mount Everest Survival by Lincoln HallEve Pownall Award, 2009
How to Heal a Broken Wing by Bob GrahamEarly Childhood, 2009
Perry Angel's suitcase by Glenda MillardYounger Readers, 2009
Tales from Outer Suburbia by Shaun TanOlder Readers, 2009
Australian backyard explorer by Peter MacinnisEve Pownall Award, 2010
Bear and Chook by the Sea by Lisa ShanahanEarly Childhood, 2010
Darius Bell and the Glitter Pool by Odo HirschYounger Readers, 2010
The hero of Little Street by Gregory RogersPicture Book, 2010
Jarvis 24 by David MetzenthenOlder Readers, 2010
Hamlet : William Shakespeare's Hamlet staged on the page by Nicki GreenbergPicture Book, 2011
Maudie and Bear by Jan OrmerodEarly Childhood, 2011
The Midnight Zoo by Sonya HartnettOlder Readers, 2011
Mirror by Jeannie BakerPicture Book, 2011
The red wind by Isobelle CarmodyYounger Readers, 2011
The Return of the Word Spy by Ursula DubosarskyEve Pownall Award, 2011
A Bus Called Heaven by Bob GrahamPicture book, 2012
Crow Country by Kate ConstableYounger Readers, 2012
The Dead I Know by Scot GardnerOlder Readers, 2012
One small island : the story of Macquarie Island by Alison LesterEve Pownall Award, 2012
The Runaway Hug by Nick BlandEarly Childhood, 2012
The Brides of Rollrock Island by Margo LanaganOlder Readers, 2013
The Children of the King by Sonya HartnettYounger Readers, 2013
The Coat by Julie HuntPicture Book, 2013
The Terrible Suitcase by Emma AllenEarly Childhood, 2013
Tom the outback mailman by Kristin WeidenbachEve Pownall Award, 2013
The Baby Swap by Jan OrmerodEarly Childhood ∙ 2014
How to Catch a Bogle by Catherine JinksYounger Readers, 2014
Jeremy by christopher failleEve Pownall Award, 2014
Rules of Summer by Shaun TanPicture Book, 2014
Wildlife by Fiona WoodOlder Readers, 2014
A-Z of Convicts in Van Diemen's Land by Simon BarnardEve Pownall Award, 2015
The Cleo Stories: The Necklace and the Present by Libby GleesonYounger Readers, 2015
Go to Sleep, Jessie! by Libby GleesonEarly Childhood, 2015
My Two Blankets by Irena KobaldPicture Book, 2015
The Protected by Claire ZornOlder Readers, 2015
Cloudwish by Fiona WoodOlder Readers, 2016
Flight by Nadia WheatleyPicture Book, 2016
Lennie the legend : solo to Sydney by pony by Stephanie Owen ReederEve Pownall Award, 2016
Mr HuffEarly Childhood, 2016
Soon by Morris GleitzmanYounger Readers, 2016
Amazing animals of Australia's national parks by Gina M. NewtonEve Pownall Award, 2017
Go home, cheeky animals! by Johanna BellEarly Childhood, 2017
Home in the Rain by Bob GrahamPicture Book, 2017
One would think the deep by Claire ZornOlder Readers, 2017
Rockhopping (The Adventures of Clancy and Uncle Egg) by Trace BallaYounger Readers, 2017
Do Not Lick This Book by Idan Ben-BarakEve Pownall Award, 2018
How to Bee by Bren MacDibbleYounger Readers, 2018
Rodney Loses It! by Michael Gerard BauerEarly Childhood, 2018
Take Three Girls by Cath CrowleyOlder Readers, 2018
a walk in the bush by Gwyn PerkinsPicture Book, 2018
Between Us by Clare AtkinsOlder Readers, 2019
Chalk Boy by Margaret WildPicture Book, 2019
Here Comes Stinkbug! by Tohby RiddleEarly Childhood, 2019
His Name Was Walter by Emily RoddaYounger Readers, 2019
Mediterranean by Armin GrederPicture Book, 2019
The little wave by Pip HarryYounger Readers, 2020
My friend Fred by Frances WattsEarly Childhood, 2020
I NEED a Parrot by Chris McKimmiePicture Book, 2020
This Is How We Change the Ending by Vikki WakefieldOlder Readers, 2020
Young Dark Emu: A Truer History by Bruce PascoeEve Pownall Award, 2020
Aster's good, right things by Kate GordonYounger Readers, 2021
Dry to Dry: The Seasons of Kakadu by Pamela FreemanEve Pownall Award, 2021
The End of the World Is Bigger than Love by Davina BellOlder Readers, 2021
How To Make A Bird by Meg McKinlayPicture Book, 2021
No! Never!Early Childhood, 2021

Award description

The Children's Book Council of Australia continues to celebrate Australian children’s literature and its creators, and seeks to engage the community with literature for young Australians through the CBCA Book of the Year Awards, supported by the Awards Foundation, with significant prize money awarded to the winner and honour book/s in each category.

a.k.a. "Australian Children's Book Award."

Logo/Picture

Related book awards

Helpers

stephmo (214), kaffles (200), davidgn (194), bergs47 (99), Herenya (78), alasen (21), supersidvicious (21), ablachly (17), avatiakh (14), KimB (12), andyl (12), gilroy (11), zmeischa (6), cowpeace (5), inge87 (3), amanda4242 (3), Shortride (3), fleurrochard (3), mentatjack (3), hdcclassic (3), MARSlibrary (3), ltfl_uniofcanberra (3), leselotte (3), DJLP2009 (2), karenb (2), PuddinTame (2), paulstalder (2), wookiebender (2), loremistress (2), innermurk (2), sdobie (2), SimoneA (2), Uyulala (2), lemontwist (2), n_morrell (2), mrkatzer (2), BookLizard (2), ryner (2), slothman (2), mrbudyhed (1), bakabaka84 (1), KingRat (1), octopedingenue (1), andersocheva (1), souloftherose (1), read_lola_read (1), foggidawn (1), xuesheng (1), PhoenixTerran (1), y2pk (1), zmccarty (1), AbigailAdams26 (1), meggyweg (1), emmsbookshelf (1), AnnieMod (1), jefbra (1), stortemelk (1), Nicole_VanK (1), Chris-86 (1), smithli (1), jeanned (1), whirled (1), Bouman (1), chinatowne (1), PhaedraB (1), Nerilka (1), DisassemblyOfReason (1), topaz (1), Cynfelyn (1), FAMeulstee (1), alasen_reads (1), kimby365 (1), aeclark (1), cransell (1)
About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 170,157,099 books! | Top bar: Always visible