Winners - 2019

Congratulations to the CBCA Book of the Year Awards winners and honour books for 2019!


All the Winners and Honour Books in PDF format


The Book of the Year: Older Readers

Entries in this category may be fiction, drama or poetry and should be appropriate in style and content for readers in their secondary years of schooling.
Ages 13-18 years (NB: These books are for mature readers)

Winner

Between Us
Atkins, Clare
Black Inc. Books
ISBN: 9781760640217

Honours

Small Spaces
Epstein, Sarah
Walker Books Australia
ISBN: 9781921977381

Honours

Lenny's Book of Everything
Foxlee, Karen
Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 9781760529444
The Book of the Year: Younger Readers

Entries in this category may be fiction, drama or poetry and should be appropriate in style and content for readers from the middle to upper primary years.
Ages 8-12 years.

Winner

His Name Was Walter
Rodda, Emily
HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9781460756188

Honours

Black Cockatoo
Merrison, Carl & Hustler, Hakea
Magabala Books
ISBN: 9781925360707

Honours

The Peacock Detectives
Nugent, Carly
Text Publishing
ISBN: 9781925603705
The Book of the Year: Early Childhood

Entries in this category may be fiction, drama or poetry and should be appropriate in style and content for children who are at pre-reading or early stages of reading.
Ages 0-7 years

Winner

Tricky's Bad Day
Lester, Alison
Affirm Press
9781925712513

Honours

Heads and Tails: Insects
Canty, John
Berbay Publishing
9780994384164

Honours

Here Comes Stinkbug!
Riddle, Tohby
Allen & Unwin
9781760523527
The Picture Book of the Year

Entries in this category should be outstanding books of the Picture Book genre in which the author and illustrator achieve artistic and literary unity or, in wordless picture books, where the story, theme or concept is unified through illustrations.
Ages 0-18 years (NB. Some of these books may be for mature readers).

Note: Picture Books are listed by the illustrator, followed by the author

Winner

Cicada
Tan, Shaun
Hachette Australia
ISBN: 9780734418630

Honours

The Mediterranean
Greder, Armin
Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 9781760630959

Honours

The All New Must Have Orange 430
Speechley, Michael
Penguin Random House Australia
ISBN: 9780143788973
The Eve Pownall Award

Entries in this category should be books which have the prime intention of documenting factual material with consideration given to imaginative presentation, interpretation and variation of style.
Ages 0-18 years

Winner

Sorry Day
Vass, Coral Illus. Leffler, Dub
National Library of Australia
ISBN: 9780642279033

Honours

The Happiness Box: A Wartime Book of Hope
Greenwood, Mark
Illus. McLean, Andrew
Walker Books Australia
ISBN: 9781925081381

Honours

Make Believe: M. C. Escher for Kids
Ryan, Kate
Illus. Bennett, Cally
National Gallery of Victoria
ISBN: 9781925432558
CBCA Award for New Illustrators

The CBCA Award for New Illustrators aims to recognise and encourage new talent in the field of Australian children's book illustration. Ages 0-18 years.

Note: Picture Books are listed by the illustrator, followed by the author

Winner

Grandma Z
Gray-Barnett, Daniel
Scribble Kids' Books
ISBN: 9781925322156