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CBCA Notable Book

Established in 1945, the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) is a not-for-profit, volunteer run organisation which aims to engage the community with literature for young Australians.

The CBCA presents annual awards to books of literary merit, for outstanding contribution to Australian children’s literature.

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Our Award Winners - CBCA Notable Book

Colin Cockroach Goes To Caloundra

Colin Cockroach Goes To Caloundra

By Chris McKimmie
  • CBCA Notable Book in 2021

Past the mountains where the dinosaurs used to roam. Past the big pineapple. Surfin’ at the beach. Dancin’ at the disco. Making new friends. Missing old ones. Colin’s accidental holiday has to come to an..

I NEED a Parrot

I NEED a Parrot

By Chris McKimmie
  • CBCA Notable Book in 2020

But what does a parrot need? A book about wanting and needing; what a child wants and what a wild bird needs.

Jacqueline: a soldier’s daughter

Jacqueline: a soldier’s daughter

By Pierre-Jacques Ober & Jules Ober
  • CBCA Notable Book in 2022

An only child, Jacqueline always dreamt of having a sister. Amid the turmoil of a world at war she embarks on a perilous journey.

My Dog Socks

My Dog Socks

By Robyn Osborne & Sadami Konchi
  • CBCA Notable Book in 2018

Join Socks in his secret world, where imagination rules and the everyday becomes extraordinary. While most people think Socks is just an ordinary dog, through a child’s eyes he becomes an enchanted character of many..

Pool

Pool

By Justin D’Ath
  • CBCA Notable Book in 2008

When Wolfgang Mulqueen takes a summer job at the pool, he meets Audrey, a blind girl who claims she's nocturnal. With the discovery of a butterfly unknown to science, and an unusual request from Audrey's..

Rich & Rare

Rich & Rare

Edited By Paul Collins
  • CBCA Notable Book in 2016

Welcome to a world of 'beauty rich and rare', a world of natural (and unnatural) gifts on every page - from humour to horror, thriller to fantasy – encompassing the past, the present and the..

Salih

Salih

By Inda Ahmad Zahri & Anne Ryan
  • CBCA Notable Book in 2022

Like a turtle, Salih carries his home on his back. He must cross a raging sea in search of a safe home. Salih paints his happiest memories and sends them as messages in bottles. Will..

Salih

Salih

By Inda Ahmad Zahri & Anne Ryan

    Like a turtle, Salih carries his home on his back. He must cross a raging sea in search of a safe home. Salih paints his happiest memories and sends them as messages in bottles. Will..

    Scatterlings

    Scatterlings

    By Isobelle Carmody
    • CBCA Notable Book in 1992

    Merlin has no memory aside from a name whispered to her by one of the strange voices in her mind, and the knowledge that she is being hunted. She is determined to learn what happened..

    Trust Me Too

    Trust Me Too

    Edited By Paul Collins
    • CBCA Notable Book in 2013

    Trust Me Too delivers a wonderful diversity of writing and art. It contains a host of short stories, along with heartfelt and witty verse, and delightful yet thought-provoking illustrations.