And the winner is…

We are delighted to announce the winners of the 2019 CBCA Book Week Awards. One of the winners and two of the honoured books are by West Australian authors and illustrators!

Congratulations to all the winners – as usual all finalists were incredibly rich and visually stunning contributors to the vast body of Australia Children’s Literature.

It’s not too late to enter the IEUA WA Branch CBCA Book Week competition – find out more here!

Book of the Year: Older Readers


Between Us Clare Atkins
Black Inc. Books ISBN: 9781760640217

Honour Books:

Small Spaces Sarah Epstein
Walker Books Australia ISBN: 9781921977381

Lenny’s Book of Everything Karen Foxlee
Allen & Unwin ISBN: 9781760529444

Book of the Year: Younger Readers


His Name Was Walter Emily Rodda
HarperCollins Publishers ISBN: 9781460756188

Honour Books:

Black Cockatoo Carl Merrison & Hakea Hustler
Magabala Books ISBN: 9781925360707

The Peacock Detectives Carly Nugent
Text Publishing ISBN: 9781925603705

Book of the Year: Early Childhood


Tricky’s Bad Day Alison Lester
Affirm Press ISBN: 9781925712513

Honour Books:

Heads and Tails: Insects John Canty
Berbay Publishing ISBN 9780994384164

Here Comes Stinkbug! Tohby Riddle
Allen & Unwin ISBN: 9781760523527


Book of the Year: Picture Book


Cicada Shaun Tan
Hachette Australia ISBN: 9780734418630

Honour Books:

The Mediterranean Armin Greder
Allen & Unwin ISBN: 9781760630959

The All New Must Have Orange 430 Michael Speechley
Penguin Random House Australia ISBN: 9780143788973

Eve Pownall Award


Sorry Day Coral Vass & Dub Leffler (Illus.)
National Library of Australia ISBN: 9780642279033

Honour Books:

The Happiness Box: A Wartime Book of Hope Mark Greenwood & Andrew McLean (Illus.)
\Walker Books Australia ISBN: 9781925081381

Make Believe: M. C. Escher for Kids Ryan, Kate and Cally Bennett (Illus.)
National Gallery of Victoria ISBN: 9781925432558

CBCA Award for New Illustrator


Grandma Z Daniel Gray-Barnett
Scribble Kids’ Books ISBN: 9781925322156


2019 CBCA Book Week Competition Entries

All you have to do to enter our Annual IEUA WA Branch CBCA Book Week Competition is email your Book Week pics by Wednesday 28 August to 

For more information about prizes, click here

Thank you to the following schools for sending in their entries!

St Andrew’s Grammar, Dianella
A lovely involvement of students in describing their favourite book of their year so far!


St Augustine’s Primary School, Rivervale

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CBCA Book Week Winners!

What a delightful collection of entries we received this year!

Congratulations to all winners and sincere thanks to our Honourable Mentions for their efforts! Every entry was a delight and a true indication of the effort made by so many for their students.

Each winning school receives a pack of Short-listed books as chosen by CBCA in one category as listed below.

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