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Book of the Year Winners Announced

Date Published: 25/08/2017
Source : CBCA website

The 2017 Book of the Year winners, Honour books and Crichton winner have been announced as part of Book Week celebrations around Australia.

The entries are judged, among other things, on their literary quality. The awards are aimed at promoting literature and literacy in each state and we encourage our students to explore the titles mentioned below when they are looking for their next #greatread.

 

 2017 CBCA Winning Books

All images source : CBCA website

Full list of 2017 BOYA winners

 

You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is a book.

Dr Seuss

Book cover of One Would Think the Deep by Claire ZornThe Winner

Book of the Year : Older Readers

It’s 1997 and seventeen-year-old Sam is mourning the sudden loss of his mum … A well deserved winner of this year’s award.

Goodreads

Book cover of Words in Deep Blue by Cath CrowleyHonours

Book of the Year : Older Readers

This is a love story…It’s the story of Henry Jones and Rachel Sweetie. They were best friends once, before Rachel moved to the sea.

Goodreads

Book cover of The Bone Sparrow by Zana FraillonHonours

Book of the Year : Older Readers

Subhi is a refugee. Born in an Australian permanent detention center after his mother and sister fled the violence of a distant homeland, Subhi has only ever known life behind the fences.

Goodreads

A book is a dream that you hold in your hands

Neil Gaiman

Winner

Book of the Year : Younger Readers

A story about an eventful hike…and the unexpected places you may go.

Goodreads

Honours

Book of the Year : Younger Readers

The little girl found under the bush has no name…

Goodreads

Honours

Book of the Year : Younger Readers

Jimmy Cook discovers that Captain Cook met with a sticky end in Hawaii….

Goodreads

The more that you read the more things you will know, the more that you learn the more places you'll go

Dr Seuss
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