The CBCA Book of the Year Awards comprise six categories...
1. Picture Books -suitable for an audience from birth to 18 years. Some books may be for more mature readers.
2. Early Childhood -suitable for an audience in the pre-reading to early reading stage.
3. Younger Readers -suitable for a younger audience able to read independently
4. Older Readers -suitable for more mature readers able to cope with challenging themes and controversial characters
5. Eve Pownall Award for Information Books -suitable for an audience from birth to 18 years. Some may be for more mature readers.
6. Crichton Award for new Australian illustrators
You will find entry information for publishers and creators here.
of judges assess the books and a Notables List is identified. From this, the
Shortlist is selected and released early in the year.
Reviews are available for the Notables in the CBCA online magazine Reading Time.
The Book Curator has a book of reviews available