The Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) winners and honour books for 2021 have been announced.
Follow the links to those I have already reviewed or interviewed the author or illustrator on the blog.
Congratulations to those creators who have been commended in this way.
The End of the World is Bigger Than Love (Davina Bell, Text) Author interview, my top YA book of 2020 for the Australian and reviewed in the Weekend Australian
Metal Fish, Falling Snow (Cath Moore, Text)
Where We Begin (Christie Nieman, Pan)
- Aster’s Good, Right Things (Kate Gordon, Riveted Press)
- HONOUR BOOKS
- The Stolen Prince of Cloudburst (Jaclyn Moriarty, illus by Kelly Canby, A&U) Author interview
- Worse Things (Sally Murphy, illus by Sarah Davis, Walker) Author interview
- No! Never! (Libby Hathorn & Lisa Hathorn-Jarman, illus by Mel Pearce, Lothian) Author interview
- Anemone is not the Enemy (Anna McGregor, Scribble)
- We Love You, Magoo (Briony Stewart, Puffin) Author-illustrator interview
- How to Make a Bird (Meg McKinlay, illus by Matt Ottley, Walker) Review and how to use the book.
- Not Cute. (Philip Bunting, Omnibus) Author-illustrator interview
- Your Birthday Was the Best! (Maggie Hutchings, illustrated by Felicita Sala, Affirm) Author interview.
Eve Pownall Award for Information Books
- The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Dangerous Animals (Sami Bayly, Lothian) The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Ugly Animals Review
- Strangers on Country (David Hartley & Kirsty Murray, illus by Dub Leffler, NLA)
Winners at the CBCA website
Shortlist at the CBCA website
Notables at the CBCA website
Thank you to the publishers who have kindly sent me review copies.