Announcing the 2017 Book of the Year Winners and Honour Books

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Today at noon, The Children’s Book Council of Australia announced their 2017 Book of the Year winner and honour books, as well as the Crichton Award Winner for new illustrators.

Download PDF of the 2017 BOYA winners (includes Honour Books and the Crichton Winner)

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

Author Title Publisher ISBN
ZORN, Claire

WINNER

 One Would Think the Deep University of Queensland Press 9780702253942  
CROWLEY, Cath

HONOUR BOOK

Words in Deep Blue Pan Macmillan Australia 9781742612386  
FRAILLON, Zana

HONOUR BOOK

The Bone Sparrow Hachette Australia 9780734417138  

The Book of the Year: Younger Readers

Author Title Publisher ISBN
BALLA, Trace

WINNER

Rockhopping Allen & Unwin 9781760112349
ORR, Wendy

HONOUR BOOK

Dragonfly Song Allen & Unwin 9781760290023
TEMPLE, Kate & Jol (illus by John Foye)

HONOUR BOOK

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)

WINNER

Go Home, Cheeky Animals! Allen & Unwin 9781760291655
DUNSTAN, Kylie

HONOUR BOOK

Nannie Loves Working Title Press 9781921504839
RUDGE, Leila

HONOUR BOOK

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
GRAHAM, Bob

WINNER

Home in the Rain Walker Books 9781406368239
BALCHIN, Lance

HONOUR BOOK

Mechanica: A Beginner’s Field Guide The Five Mile Press 9781760401085
RUDD, Van T (text by Maxine Beneba Clarke)

HONOUR BOOK

The Patchwork Bike Hachette Australia 9780734416681

 

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

Author/Illustrator Title Publisher ISBN
NEWTON, Gina M

WINNER

Amazing Animals of Australia’s National Parks NLA Publishing 9780642278883
COSSINS, Jennifer

HONOUR BOOK

A – Z of Endangered Animals Red Parka Press 9780987594662
HENDRY, Lorna

HONOUR BOOK

The Gigantic Book of Genes Wild Dog Books 9781742034102

The Crichton Award for New Illustrators

Rudd, Van T (Text by Maxine Beneba Clarke)

WINNER

The Patchwork Bike Hachette Australia 9780734416681

 

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