Book of the Year Key Dates

2020 Book of the Year Awards 

Notables: Published on our website at 7pm AEST on Tuesday, February 25

Short List: Announced at noon AEST on Tuesday, March 31

Winner and Honour Books: Announced at noon AEST Friday, August 21

Photos from the 2019 Book of the Awards event at Deakin Edge, Federation Square in Melbourne

Deakin Edge, Melbourne

Professor Margot Hillel OAM, CBCA National Chair

James Moloney, 2019 Nan Chauncy Award recipient

Clare Atkins, Winner 2019 Book of the Year: Older Readers

The Victorian school students who did a wonderful job announcing each Awards category

Tony Wilson, MC 

Emily Rodda, Winner 2019 Book of the Year: Younger Readers

Scully's Singing Stories performing songs from their Alison Lester Album

Alison Lester, Winner 2019 Book of the Year: Early Childhood

Dub Leffler, Winner 2019 Eve Pownall Award

Coral Vass, Winner 2019 Eve Pownall Award

Jennifer, Ivanhoe Girls' Grammar School

Patrick Guest, shortlisted for the 2019 Book of the Year: Early Childhood category

Cally Bennett and Kate Ryan, awarded Honours in the 2019 Eve Pownall Award category

Matt Chun, shortlisted for the 2019 CBCA Award for New Illustrator

Daniel Gray-Barnett 2019 Winner of the CBCA Award for New Illustrator

Some of Australia's finest children's authors and illustrators