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The Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Awards Short List 2020

Click on the title of the books below to view them in the library catalogue. 


Book of the Year: Older Readers

The Boy Who Steals Houses C.G. Drews  
How It Feels To Float Helena Fox  
Ghost Bird Lisa Fuller  
When The Ground Is Hard Malla Nunn  
Four Dead Queens Astrid Scholte  
This Is How We Change The Ending Vicki Wakefield  


Book of the Year: Younger Readers

The Little Wave Pip Harry  
The Thing About Oliver Deborah Kelly  
The Dog Runner Bren MacDibble  
Catch A Falling Star Meg McKinlay  
The Glimme Emily Rodda (Illustrated by Marc McBride)  
The Secrets of Magnolia Moon Edwina Wyatt (Illustrated by Katherine Quinn  


Book of the Year: Early Childhood

We're Stuck! Sue deGennaro  
One Runaway Rabbit David Metzenthen (Illustrated by Mairead Murphy  
Bat vs Pos Alexa Moses (Illustrated by Anil Tortop)  
When Billy Was A Dog Kirsty Murray (Illustrated by Karen Blair)  
My Friend Fred Frances Watts (Illustrated by A. Yi)  
Goodbye House, Hello House Margaret Wild (Illustrated by Ann James)  


Picture Book of the Year

Hello Lighthouse Sophie Blackall  
Nop Caroline Magerl  
I Need A Parrot Chris McKimmie  
Three Stephen Michael King  
The Good Son: A Story from the First World War, Told in Miniature Jules Ober & Felicity Coonan (Text by Pierre-Jacques Ober  
Tilly Anna Walker (Text by Jane Godwin  


Eve Pownall Award

The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Ugly Animals Sami Bayly  
Searching for Cicadas Lesley Gibbes (Illustrated by Judy Watson)  
A Hollow Is A Home Abbie Mitchell (Illustrated by Astred Hicks)  
Wilam: A Birrarung Story Aunty Joy Murphy & Andrew Kelly (Illustrated by Lisa Kennedy  
Young Dark Emu: A Truer History Bruce Pascoe  
Yahoo Creek: An Australian Mystery Tohby Riddle  


CBCA Award For New Illustrators

Louie and Snippy Save The Sea Grant Cowan  
Paperboy Bethany Macdonald  
Fly Jess McGeachin  
Cooee Mittigar: A Story on Darug Songlines Leanne Mulgo Watson  
Baby Business Jasmine Seymour  
Little Bird's Day Johnny Warrkatja Malibirr  

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