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Shortlisted books - Early Childhood Category

Shortlisted books - Picture Book Category

Shortlisted books - Younger Reader Category

Shortlisted books - Eve Pownall Award for Information Books

Shortlisted books - Older Reader Category

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Shortlisted books - Early Childhood Category

The full list of notable and shortlisted books can be found on the CBCA website.

Also look at The Crichton Award shortlist for first time illustrators.

Go Home, Cheeky Animals! by Johanna BELL(illus by Dion Beasley) 

  •  ABC report about Johanna Bell and Dion Beasley 
  •  Interview with Johanna Bell 
  • Meet the Artist video on Heywire ABC 
  • Cheeky Dog Website - An Australian company that produces clothing and other apparel that are based on the artistic designs of Dion Beasley, Tennant Creek, NT 

   
All I Want For Christmas is Rain by Cori BROOKE  (illus by Megan Forward)


The Snow Wombat by Susannah CHAMBERS (illus by Mark Jackson) 


Nannie Loves by Kylie DUNSTAN  

 
Chip by Kylie HOWARTH


Gary by Leila RUDGE

Additional resources and activities

pdf icon Wombat Facts (226 KB)
Find out more about wombats. What type of wombat is The Snow Wombat?

Shortlisted books - Picture Book Category

One Photo illustrated by Liz ANELLI (text by Ross Watkins)  

Mechanica by Lance BALCHIN

  • Book Trailer on YouTube 
  • Mechanica website with author information and tutorials   

Home in the Rain by Bob GRAHAM

My Brother by Dee, Oliver & Tiffany HUXLEY  

The Patchwork Bike illustrated by Van T RUDD (text by Maxine Beneba Clarke)

  • Read Along with Maxine Beneba Clarke on YouTube   
  • Conversations with Richard Fidler August 2016 
  • Maxine Beneba Clarke opening address Melbourne Writers Festival 2016 
  • Chinese Straight written by Maxine Beneba Clarke, animation and illustration by Iosbel Knowles  gives information about the author growing up. 

    Out illustrated by Owen SWAN (text by Angela May George

Additional resources and activities

Home in the Rain

Shortlisted books - Younger Reader Category

Rockhopping by Trace BALLA  


Within These Walls by Robyn BAVATI    


A Most Magical Girl by Karen FOXLEE 

Dragonfly Song by Wendy ORR


Mrs Whitlam by Bruce PASCOE 

Captain Jimmy Cook Discovers Third Grade by Kate & Jol TEMPLE (illus by John Foye)

Shortlisted books - Eve Pownall Award for Information Books

Spellbound: Making Pictures with the A-B-C by Maree COOTE

    
A – Z of Endangered Animals by Jennifer COSSINS   

 
The Gigantic Book of Genes by Lorna HENDRY

Fabish, The Horse that Braved a Bushfire by Neridah McMULLIN (illus by Andrew McLean)

Amazing Animals of Australia’s National Parks by Gina M NEWTON

William Bligh: a stormy story of tempestuous times by Michael SEDUNARY(illus by Bern Emmerichs)

Additional resources and activities

pdf icon Fabish - Horse Heroes - answers to quizzes (167 KB)
These are the answers to the quizzes in our publication Escape to Everywhere - CBCA Book Week 2017

Shortlisted books - Older Reader Category

Waer by Meg CADDY


Words in Deep Blue by Cath CROWLEY  

The Bone Sparrow by Zana FRAILLON

Yellow by Megan JACOBSON  

Frankie by Shivaun PLOZZA  

One Would Think the Deep by Claire ZORN

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