70th CBCA Book of the Year 2016 Notables

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