The 2017 Book of the Year Short List

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Today at noon, The Children’s Book Council of Australia announced their 2017 Short List, as well as the Crichton Award Short List for new illustrators.

Download PDF of the SHORT LIST 2017

The Book of the Year: Older Readers NB: These books are for mature readers​

Author

Title Publisher

ISBN

CADDY, Meg Waer Text Publishing 9781922182210  
CROWLEY, Cath Words in Deep Blue Pan Macmillan Australia 9781742612386  
FRAILLON, Zana The Bone Sparrow Hachette Australia 9780734417138  
JACOBSON, Megan Yellow Penguin Random House 9780143573333  
PLOZZA, Shivaun Frankie Penguin Random House 9780143573166  
ZORN, Claire One Would Think the Deep University of Queensland Press 9780702253942  

The Book of the Year: Younger Readers

 

Author

Title Publisher

ISBN

BALLA, Trace Rockhopping Allen & Unwin 9781760112349
BAVATI, Robyn Within These Walls Scholastic Australia 9781760152857
FOXLEE, Karen A Most Magical Girl Allen & Unwin 9781848125742
ORR, Wendy Dragonfly Song Allen & Unwin 9781760290023
PASCOE, Bruce Mrs Whitlam Magabala Books 9781925360240
TEMPLE, Kate & Jol (illus by John Foye) Captain Jimmy Cook Discovers Third Grade Allen & Unwin 9781760291938

The Book of the Year: Early Childhood

Author/Illustrator Title Publisher

ISBN

BELL, Johanna (illus by Dion Beasley) Go Home, Cheeky Animals! Allen & Unwin 9781760291655
BROOKE, Cori (illus by Megan Forward) All I Want For Christmas is Rain New Frontier Publishing 9781925059717
CHAMBERS, Susannah (illus by Mark Jackson) The Snow Wombat Allen & Unwin 9781760113810
  DUNSTAN, Kylie Nannie Loves Working Title Press 9781921504839
  HOWARTH, Kylie Chip The Five Mile Press 9781760400736
  RUDGE, Leila Gary Walker Books Australia 9781925081695

 

The Picture Book of the Year NB Some of these books may be for mature readers. Arranged by illustrator

Illustrator/Author

Title Publisher

ISBN

ANELLI, Liz (text by Ross Watkins) One Photo Penguin Random House Australia 9780670077977
BALCHIN, Lance Mechanica: A Beginner’s Field Guide The Five Mile Press 9781760401085
GRAHAM, Bob Home in the Rain Walker Books 9781406368239
HUXLEY, Dee, Oliver & Tiffany My Brother Working Title Press 9781921504853
RUDD, Van T (text by Maxine Beneba Clarke The Patchwork Bike Hachette Australia 9780734416681
SWAN, Owen (text by Angela May George) Out Scholastic Press 9781743629000

 

The Eve Pownall Award for Information Books NB: These books are intended for an audience birth to 18 years

Author/Illustrator

Title Publisher

ISBN

COOTE, Maree Spellbound: Making Pictures with the A-B-C Melbournestyle Books 9780992491727
COSSINS, Jennifer A – Z of Endangered Animals Red Parka Press 9780987594662
HENDRY, Lorna The Gigantic Book of Genes Wild Dog Books 9781742034102
McMULLIN, Neridah (illus by Andrew McLean) Fabish, The Horse that Braved a Bushfire Allen & Unwin 9781925266863

NEWTON, Gina M Amazing Animals of Australia’s National Parks NLA Publishing 9780642278883
SEDUNARY, Michael (illus by Bern Emmerichs) William Bligh: a stormy story of tempestuous times Berbay Publishing 9780994289537

The Crichton Award for New Illustrators

Illustrator/Author

Title Publisher

ISBN

Balchin, Lance Mechanica: A Beginner’s Field Guide The Five Mile Press 9781760401085
Forward, Megan A Patch from Scratch Penguin Random House Australia 9780670078295
Kennedy, Lisa (Text by Aunty Joy Murphy) Welcome to Country Black Dog Books, Walker Books Australia 9781922244871
McMahon, Michael Melbourne Word by Word Little Hare, Hardie Grant Egmont 9781760126674
Rudd, Van T (Text by Maxine Beneba Clarke) The Patchwork Bike Hachette Australia 9780734416681
Tregonning, Mel Small Things Allen & Unwin 9781742379791

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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