Congratulations to the talented Australian children’s authors and illustrators who are the 2018 Book of the Year award winners.
Professor Margot Hillel OAM, Chair of the CBCA National Board says, “This is our 72nd Book of the Year Awards and the high number of engaging, imaginative and inspiring stories that continue to be published for young Australians each year is very encouraging, particularly in an age where digital technologies compete for their time and attention.”
We guarantee that these titles will delight readers of all ages. Happy reading!
The Book of the Year: Older Readers
The Book of the Year: Younger Readers
For 8-12-year-olds – and all those who love middle-grade fiction.
Peony lives with her sister and grandfather on a fruit farm outside the city. In a world where real bees are extinct, the quickest, bravest kids climb the fruit trees and pollinate the flowers by hand.
Will Peony’s grit and quick thinking be enough to keep her safe?
A story about family, loyalty, kindness, and bravery, set against an all-too-possible future where climate change has forever changed the way we live.
The Book of the Year: Early Childhood
The Picture Book of the Year
The Eve Pownall Award
Crichton Award for New Illustrators