70th Book of the Year Awards 2016 – Notable Books

The Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) today announced the list of Notable Books (also known as the Long List) for the 2016 CBCA Book of the Year Awards.

CBCA National Chair Professor Margot Hillel OAM said, "Once again the CBCA is excited about the diversity and quality of Australian children's books, with themes this year of war, refugees and fantasy. It’s wonderful to see more books of poetry and once again, outstanding illustrations. There were over 400 books entered this year, the largest category was for Picture Books with 131 submissions. Clearly there is a real depth of talent producing great books for children and young people. The Children’s Book Council of Australia is delighted to be able to highlight these excellent new titles.”

See the full list of Notables here 

CBCA 12th National Conference 

Join us for an inspiring two days of discussion and ideas at the CBCA 12th National Conference at The Menzies Sydney, 19-21 May 2016.  

Our theme this year is READ: Myriad Possibilities.  Enjoy a stimulating program of speakers featuring some of Australia's most loved and respected children's authors and illustrators, including Libby Gleeson AM, Graeme Base and Anna Pignataro ... plus we'll announce the CBCA 2016 Book of The Year Short List - LIVE at the conference!

More information at our CBCA 12th National Conference website.

Established in 1945, the Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) is a not-for-profit, volunteer run organisation which aims to engage the community with literature for young Australians.

The CBCA presents annual awards to books of literary merit, for outstanding contribution to Australian children's literature.

In 2015, the CBCA celebrated 70 years of enjoying and promoting the best of Australian literature for children and young people.