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
Official website

The Children's Book of the Year Award: Picture Book has been presented occasionally 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[2]
1974 Jenny Wagner Ron Brooks The Bunyip of Berkeley's Creek Longman Young Winner[2]
1975 A. B. Paterson Quentin Hole The Man from Ironbark Collins Winner[2]
1976 Dick Roughsey Dick Roughsey The Rainbow Serpent Collins Winner[2]
1978 Jenny Wagner Ron Brooks John Brown, Rose and the Midnight Cat Viking Kestrel Winner[2]
1979 Percy Trezise Dick Roughsey The Quinkins Collins Winner[2]
1980 Peter Pavey One Dragon's Dream Nelson Australia Winner[3]
1982 Christobel Mattingley Patricia Mullins Rummage Angus & Robertson Winner[3]
1983 Pamela Allen Pamela Allen Who Sank the Boat? Nelson Australia Winner[3]
1984 Pamela Allen Pamela Allen Bertie and the Bear Nelson Australia Winner[3]
1986 Terry Denton Terry Denton Felix & Alexander Oxford University Press Winner[3]
1987 Helen Smith, text based on a story by Kenji Miyazawa Junko Morimoto Kojuro and the Bears Collins Winner[3]
1988 Bob Graham Bob Graham Crusher is Coming! Lothian Winner[3]
1989 Graeme Base (joint winner) Graeme Base The Eleventh Hour Viking Books Co-Winner[3]
1989 Allan Baillie (joint winner) Jane Tanner Drac and the Gremlin Viking Books Co-Winner[3]
1990 Margaret Wild Julie Vivas The Very Best of Friends Margaret Hamilton Winner[4]
1991 Bob Graham Bob Graham Greetings from Sandy Beach Lothian Winner[4]
1992 Jeannie Baker Window Julia MacRae Winner[4]
1993 Bob Graham Bob Graham Rose Meets Mr Wintergarten Penguin Books Winner[4]
1994 Gary Crew Peter Gouldthorpe First Light Lothian Winner[4]
1995 Gary Crew Stephen Woolman The Watertower Keystone, Era Winner[4]
1996 Narelle Oliver The Hunt Lothian Winner[4]
1997 Elizabeth Honey Not a Nibble! Little Ark Winner[4]
1998 Junko Morimoto, translated by Isao Morimoto Junko Morimoto The Two Bullies Random House Winner[4]
1999 John Marsden Shaun Tan The Rabbits Lothian Winner[4]
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 Co-Winner
2011 Nicki Greenberg (joint winner) Hamlet Allen & Unwin Co-Winner
2012 Bob Graham Bob Graham A Bus Called Heaven Walker Books Winner
2013 Julie Hunt Ron Brooks The Coat Allen & Unwin Winner
2014 Shaun Tan Shaun Tan Rules of Summer Hachette Australia Winner

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

  • CBCA Awards History [1]