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CBCA Awards 2021

Congratulations to the authors who made the shortlist and the winners of this year’s CBCA Book of the Year Awards. Some great ones this year, and I have read several of those on the honour list and at least one winner so far. Some great voices out there in Australian kids lit at the moment.

2021 CBCA Shortlist

CBCA WINNERS 2021

Book of the year for older readers: The End of the World Is Bigger than Love by Davina Bell.
Honour books: Metal Fish, Falling Snow by Cath Moore; Where We Begin by Christie Nieman.

Book of the year for younger readers: Aster’s Good, Right Things  by Kate Gordon.
Honour books: The Stolen Prince of Cloudburst by Jaclyn Moriarty, illustrated by Kelly Canby; Worse Things by Sally Murphy, illustrated by Sarah Davis.

Book of the year for early childhood: No! Never!  by Libby Hathorn and Lisa Hathorn-Jarman and illustrated by Mel Pearce.
Honour books: Anemone Is Not the Enemy by Anna McGregor; We Love You, Magoo by Briony Stewart.

The picture book of the year: How to Make a Bird by Meg McKinlay and illustrated by Matt Ottley.
Honour books: Not Cute by Philip Bunting; Your Birthday Was the Best! by Felicita Sala, text by Maggie Hutchings.

The Eve Pownall Award for non-fiction: Dry to Dry: The Seasons of Kakadu by Pamela Freeman and illustrated by Liz Anelli.
Honour books: The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Dangerous Animals, by Sami Bayly; Strangers on Country by David Hartley & Kirsty Murray, illustrated by Dub Leffler.

New illustrator: This Small Blue Dot by Zeno Sworder.

Presenting the Winners of the 2021 CBCA Book of the Year Awards! Congratulations to the winning authors, illustrators and publishers and a huge thank you to our judges for all their hard work. Selecting six winners from such a spectacular Shortlist would have been a challenging task.

Honour Books

Announcing the Honour Books for the 2021 CBCA Book of the Year: Younger Readers! Congratulations: to –

‘The Stolen Prince of Cloudburst’ by Jaclyn Moriarty & illustrated by Kelly Canby (Allen & Unwin)

– ‘Worse Things’ by Sally Murphy & illustrated by Sarah Davis (Walker Books)

Announcing the Honour Books for the 2021 CBCA Eve Pownall Award!

– ‘The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Dangerous Animals’ written and illustrated by Sami Bayly (published by Hachette Books)

– ‘Strangers on Country’ written by David Hartley and Kirsty Murray and illustrated by Dub Leffler (published by National Library of Australia)

Announcing the Honour Books for 2021 CBCA Picture Book of the Year!

Congratulations to:

– ‘Not cute.’ written and illustrated by Philip Bunting (published by Scholastic Australia)

– ‘Your Birthday Was the Best!’ illustrated by Felicita Sala and written by Maggie Hutchings (published by Affirm Press)

Announcing the Honour Books for the 2021 CBCA Book of the Year: Early Childhood!

Congratulations to:

– ‘Anemone is not the Enemy’ written and illustrated by Anna McGregor (published by Scribble)

– ‘We Love You, Magoo’ written and illustrated by Briony Stewart (published by Penguin Random House)

Announcing the Honour Books for the 2021 CBCA Book of the Year: Younger Readers!

Congratulations to:

– ‘The Stolen Prince of Cloudburst’ written by Jaclyn Moriarty and illustrated by Kelly Canby (published by Allen & Unwin Books)

– ‘Worse Things’ written by Sally Murphy and illustrated by Sarah Davis (published by Walker Books Australia)

Announcing the Honour Books for the 2021 CBCA Book of the Year: Older Readers!

Congratulations to:

– ‘Metal Fish, Falling Snow’ by Cath Moore writes (published by Text Publishing)

– ‘Where We Begin’ by Christie Nieman – Author (published by Pan Macmillan Australia)

Winners:

Congratulations to all the winners of the 2021 CBCA Book of the Year Awards!

Congratulations to ‘The End of the World is Bigger than Love’ by Davina Bell (published by Text Publishing), 2021 Winner of CBCA Book of the Year: Older Readers!

Congratulations to ‘This Small Blue Dot’ written and illustrated by Zeno Sworder and published by Thames & Hudson Australia, Winner of the 2021 CBCA Award for New Illustrator!

Congratulations to ‘How to Make a Bird’ illustrated by Matt Ottley and written by Meg McKinlay (published by Walker Books Australia), Winner of the 2021 CBCA Picture Book of the Year!

Congratulations to ‘Dry to Dry: The Seasons of Kakadu’ written by Pamela Freeman and illustrated by Liz Anelli (published by Walker Books Australia), Winner of the 2021 CBCA Eve Pownall Award!

Congratulations to ‘Aster’s Good, Right Things’ by Kate Gordon (published by Riveted Press), Winner of 2021 CBCA Book of the Year: Younger Readers!

Congratulations to ‘The End of the World is Bigger than Love’ by Davina Bell (published by Text Publishing), 2021 Winner of CBCA Book of the Year: Older Readers!

Congratulations to ‘No! Never!’ written by Libby Hathorn and Lisa Hathorn-Jarman and illustrated by Mel Pearce (published by Hachette Books), Winner of 2021 CBCA Book of the Year: Early Childhood!

These awards were announced on the 20th of August, 2021 at 12pm.

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