Children's Book of the Year Award: Picture Book

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Children's Book of the Year Award: Picture Book
Awarded for Excellence in Australian picture books
Country Australia
Presented by Children's Book Council of Australia
First awarded 1955
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The Children's Book of the Year Award: Picture Book has been presented annually since 1955 by the Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA).

The Award "will be made to 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."[1]

Award winners[edit]

Year Author Illustrator Book Publisher Citation
1956 Peggy Barnard Sheila Hawkins Wish and the Magic Nut John Sands Winner
1958 Axel Poignant photographs Piccaninny Walkabout Angus & Robertson Winner
1965 Elizabeth MacIntyre Hugh's Zoo Constable Young Books Winner
1969 Ivan Southall Ted Greenwood Sly Old Wardrobe Cheshire Winner
1971 A. B. Paterson Desmond Digby Waltzing Matilda Collins Winner
1974 Jenny Wagner Ron Brooks The Bunyip of Berkeley's Creek Longman Young Winner
1975 A. B. Paterson Quentin Hole The Man from Ironbark Collins Winner
1976 Dick Roughsey Dick Roughsey The Rainbow Serpent Collins Winner
1978 Jenny Wagner Ron Brooks John Brown, Rose and the Midnight Cat Viking Kestrel Winner
1979 Percy Trezise Dick Roughsey The Quinkins Collins Winner
1980 Peter Pavey One Dragon's Dream Nelson Australia Winner
1982 Christobel Mattingley Patricia Mullins Rummage Angus & Robertson Winner
1983 Pamela Allen Pamela Allen Who Sank the Boat? Nelson Australia Winner
1984 Pamela Allen Pamela Allen Bertie and the Bear Nelson Australia Winner
1986 Terry Denton Terry Denton Felix & Alexander Oxford University Press Winner
1987 Helen Smith, text based on a story by Kenji Miyazawa Junko Morimoto Kojuro and the Bears Collins Winner
1988 Bob Graham Bob Graham Crusher is Coming! Lothian Winner
1989 Graeme Base (joint winner) Graeme Base The Eleventh Hour Viking Books Winner
1989 Allan Baillie (joint winner) Jane Tanner Drac and the Gremlin Viking Books Winner
1990 Margaret Wild Julie Vivas The Very Best of Friends Margaret Hamilton Winner
1991 Bob Graham Bob Graham Greetings from Sandy Beach Lothian Winner
1992 Jeannie Baker Window Julia MacRae Winner
1993 Bob Graham Bob Graham Rose Meets Mr Wintergarten Penguin Books Winner
1994 Gary Crew Peter Gouldthorpe First Light Lothian Winner
1995 Gary Crew Stephen Woolman The Watertower Keystone, Era Winner
1996 Narelle Oliver The Hunt Lothian Winner
1997 Elizabeth Honey Not a Nibble! Little Ark Winner
1998 Junko Morimoto, translated by Isao Morimoto Junko Morimoto The Two Bullies Random House Winner
1999 John Marsden Shaun Tan The Rabbits Lothian Winner
2000 Margaret Wild Anne Spudvilas Jenny Angel Viking Books Winner
2001 Margaret Wild Ron Brooks Fox Allen and Unwin Winner
2002 Libby Gleeson Armin Greder An Ordinary Day Scholastic Press Winner
2003 Norman Jorgensen Brian Harrison-Lever In Flanders Fields Fremantle Arts Centre Press Winner
2004 Joan Grant Neil Curtis Cat and Fish Lothian Winner
2005 Alison Lester Alison Lester Are We There Yet?: A Journey Around Australia Viking Books Winner
2006 Colin Thompson The Short and Incredibly Happy Life of Riley Lothian Winner
2007 Shaun Tan Shaun Tan The Arrival Lothian Winner
2008 Matt Ottley Requiem for a Beast Lothian Winner
2009 Kylie Dunstan Collecting Colour Lothian Winner
2010 Gregory Rogers The Hero of Little Street Allen & Unwin Winner
2011 Jeannie Baker (joint winner) Mirror Walker Books Winner
2011 Nicki Greenberg (joint winner) Hamlet Allen & Unwin Winner
2012 Bob Graham Bob Graham A Bus Called Heaven Walker Books Winner
2013 Brooks, Ron Julie Hunt The Coat Allen & Unwin Winner

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

  • CBCA Awards History [1]