Short List 2018

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The Book of the Year: Older Readers

Entries in this category may be fiction, drama or poetry and should be appropriate in style and content for readers in their secondary years of schooling. Ages 13-18 years (NB: These books are for mature readers)

MALLEE BOYS
Archbold, Charlie
Wakefield Press
ISBN: 9781743055007
IN THE DARK SPACES
Black, Cally
Hardie Grant Egmont
ISBN: 9781760128647
TAKE THREE GIRLS
Crowley, Cath & Wood, Fiona & Howell, Simmone
Pan Macmillan Australia
ISBN: 9781742612744
BECAUSE OF YOU
Harry, Pip
University of Queensland Press
ISBN: 9780702259777
THE SECRET SCIENCE OF MAGIC
Keil, Melissa
Hardie Grant Egmont
ISBN: 9781760127763
BALLAD FOR A MAD GIRL
Wakefield, Vikki
Text Publishing
ISBN: 9781925355291
The Book of the Year: Younger Readers

Entries in this category may be fiction, drama or poetry and should be appropriate in style and content for readers from the middle to upper primary years. Ages 8-12 years.

THE ELEPHANT
Carnavas, Peter
UQP
ISBN: 9780702259616
HOW TO BEE
Macdibble, Bren
Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 9781760294335
HENRIETTA AND THE PERFECT NIGHT
Murray, Martine
Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 9781760290245
MARSH AND ME
Murray, Martine
Text Publishing
ISBN: 9781925498011
THE SHOP AT HOOPERS BEND
Rodda, Emily
HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9781460753668
THE GRAND GENIUS SUMMER OF HENRY HOOBLER
Shanahan, Lisa
Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 9781760293017
The Book of the Year: Early Childhood

Entries in this category may be fiction, drama or poetry and should be appropriate in style and content for children who are at pre-reading or early stages of reading. Ages 0-7 years

RODNEY LOSES IT
Bauer, Michael Gerard
illust: Krebs, Chrissie
Omnibus Books
ISBN: 9781742991900
BOY
Cummings, Phil
illust. DeVries, Shane
Scholastic Australia
ISBN: 9781760277055
I'M AUSTRALIAN TOO
Fox, Mem
illust. Ghosh, Ronojoy
Omnibus Books
ISBN: 9781760276218
THE SECOND SKY
Guest, Patrick
illust. Bentley, Jonathan
Little Hare
ISBN: 9781760127985
THE VERY NOISY BABY
Lester, Alison
Affirm Press
ISBN: 9781925475616
HARK, IT'S ME, RUBY LEE!
Shanahan, Lisa
illust. Binny
Hachette Australia
ISBN: 9780734416551
The Picture Book of the Year

Entries in this category should be outstanding books of the Picture Book genre in which the author and illustrator achieve artistic and literary unity or, in wordless picture books, where the story, theme or concept is unified through illustrations. Ages 0-18 years (NB. Some of these books may be for mature readers).

Note: Picture Books are listed by the illustrator, followed by the author

TEN POUND POM
Anelli, Liz
text. Wilkinson, Carole
Walker Books Australia
ISBN: 9781925381214
THE GREAT RABBIT CHASE
Blackwood, Freya
Scholastic Australia
ISBN: 9781743811641
MOPOKE
Bunting, Philip
Omnibus Books
ISBN: 9781742991658
A WALK IN THE BUSH
Perkins, Gwyn
Affirm Press
ISBN: 9781925475531
SWAN LAKE
Spudvilas, Anne
Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 9781743318454
FLORETTE
Walker, Anna
Penguin Random House Australia
ISBN: 9780670079414
Eve Pownall Award

Entries in this category should be books which have the prime intention of documenting factual material with consideration given to imaginative presentation, interpretation and variation of style. Ages 0-18 years

DO NOT LICK THIS BOOK
Ben-Barak, Idan
illust. Frost, Julian
Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 9781760293055
M IS FOR MUTINY! HISTORY BY ALPHABET
Dickon, John
illust. Emmerichs, Bern
Berbay Publishing
ISBN: 9780994384119
LEFT & RIGHT
Hendry, Lorna
Wild Dog Books
ISBN: 9781742034430
THE BIG BOOK OF ANTARCTICA
Hope, Charles
Wild Dog Books
ISBN: 9781742034188
AMAZING AUSTRALIANS IN THEIR FLYING MACHINES
Mason, Prue & Mason, Kerry
illust. Jellett, Tom
Walker Books Australia
ISBN: 9781922244635
KOALA
Saxby, Claire
illust. Vivas, Julie
Walker Books Australia
ISBN: 9781925126396
Crichton Award for New Illustrators

The Crichton Award aims to recognise and encourage new talent in the field of Australian children's book illustration. Ages 0-18 years.

Note: Picture Books are listed by the illustrator, followed by the author

CAN YOU FIND ME?
Shirvington, Patrick
New Frontier Publishing
ISBN: 9781925059793
I JUST ATE MY FRIEND
McKinnon, Heidi
Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 9781760294342
MOPOKE
Bunting, Philip
Omnibus Books
ISBN: 9781742991658
ONCE UPON AN ABC
Nielsen, Christopher
Little Hare
ISBN: 9781760128432
THE SLOTH WHO CAME TO STAY
To, Vivienne
Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 9781760290221
TINTINNABULA
Cai, Rovina
Little Hare
ISBN: 9781742975252