CBCA 2019 shortlists (all categories)

Cicada

Cicada

Shaun Tan

From the visionary Shaun Tan, an inspirational story for older picture book readers and beyond

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The All New Must Have Orange 430

The All New Must Have Orange 430

Michael Speechley

A cheeky picture book for anyone who's bought a thingy or whatsit . . . and doesn't quite know why. In his debut picture book, Michael Speechley explores our obsession with stuff in a fun and edifying way.

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Chalk Boy

Chalk Boy

Margaret Wild, Mandy Ord

A soulful and heartwarming story about what happens when a pavement artist's drawing comes to life.

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Girl on Wire

Girl on Wire

Lucy Estela, Elise Hurst

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The Mediterranean

The Mediterranean

Armin Greder

A lifeless body. One of many in the waters of the Mediterranean. Precarious boats navigate the waters of the sea, from south to north. And more often than not, it is not only hope that drowns.From the creator of The Island.

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The Feather

The Feather

Margaret Wild, Freya Blackwood

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Here Comes Stinkbug!

Here Comes Stinkbug!

Tohby Riddle

A funny bug story, from the much loved, multi-award-winning Tohby Riddle.  

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Tricky's Bad Day

Tricky’s Bad Day

Alison Lester

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 Read reviewNoni the Pony Rescues a Joey

Noni the Pony Rescues a Joey

Alison Lester

Noni the Pony heads out for the day, to roam the green hills behind Waratah Bay. As she and her friends wander down a green trail, they meet someone small with a very long tail. Can they help the lost baby wallaby find the way...

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Rainbow Bear

Rainbow Bear

Stephen Michael King

Bear likes to dive into the deep blue ocean, blowing bubbles and turning somersaults. He wakes with the sun and sleeps with the moon. One morning, Bear is shocked to discover that his coat has changed. Is Bear dreaming? Or are two...

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The Dress-Up Box

The Dress-Up Box

Patrick Guest, Nathaniel Eckstrom

The Frolleys have to move from their beloved house at 32 Sunshine Avenue to a place with dripping taps, stinky carpets and ants.

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Heads and Tails: Insects

Heads and Tails: Insects

John Canty

You can only see my tail, what insect am I? Heads and Tails: Insects is a playful follow up book to the highly successful Heads and Tails. At first we can only see their tails.

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 Read reviewSorry Day

Sorry Day

Coral Vass, Dub Leffler

Two stories entwine in this captivating retelling of the momentous day when the then Prime Minister of Australia, Kevin Rudd, acknowledged the sorrows of past and said ‘Sorry' to the generation of children who were taken...

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Our Birds: Nilimurrungu Wayin Malanynha

Our Birds: Nilimurrungu Wayin Malanynha

Siena Stubbs

A delightful gift book of birds from around Yirrkala, which is Siena's home in North-east Arnhem Land.

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Waves: For Those Who Come Across the Sea

Waves: For Those Who Come Across the Sea

Donna Rawlins, Mark Jackson, Heather Potter

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The Happiness Box

The Happiness Box

Mark Greenwood, Andrew McLean

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Bouncing Back: An Eastern Barred Bandicoot Story

Bouncing Back: An Eastern Barred Bandicoot Story

Rohan Cleave, Coral Tulloch

A beautifully illustrated story of this marsupial's plight and how it was saved from extinction.

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Red House, Blue House, Green House, Tree House

Red House, Blue House, Green House, Tree House

Jane Godwin, Jane Reiseger

From a dynamic author-illustrator team comes this fresh, fun and rhythmic exploration of colour. Bold and bright, it's the perfect book for reading aloud and sharing with young children as they learn to identify the colours...

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The Singing Seal

The Singing Seal

Merv Lamington, Allison Langton

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 Read reviewGrandma Z

Grandma Z

Daniel Gray-Barnett

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Australian Birds

Australian Birds

Matt Chun

It took millions of years of isolation and a diverse range of habitats for Australian birds to evolve the way they did. The result is many of the world's most striking and beautiful birds, including some that are stranger than...

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 Read reviewHis Name Was Walter

His Name Was Walter

Emily Rodda

From Australia's favourite storyteller comes a story, within a story, that shows us the extraordinary power of true love and solves a decades-old mystery.

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 Read reviewThe Peacock Detectives

The Peacock Detectives

Carly Nugent

Shortlisted for the 2017 Text Prize, The Peacock Detectives is a delightfully Australian story about self-discovery and dealing with change for upper middle-graders.

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 Read reviewThe Slightly Alarming Tale of the Whispering Wars

The Slightly Alarming Tale of the Whispering Wars

Jaclyn Moriarty

From the award-winning Jaclyn Moriarty comes a spellbinding tale of unlikely friendship, unexpected magic and competitive athletics.

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Black Cockatoo

Black Cockatoo

Carl Merrison, Hakea Hustler

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Leave Taking

Leave Taking

Lorraine Marwood

A new novel about belonging, loss and love from the celebrated author of Star Jumps, the 2010 winner of the Prime Ministers Award for Children's Fiction.

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Brindabella

Brindabella

Ursula Dubosarsky, Andrew Joyner

From an extraordinary novelist and an award-winning illustrator comes this lyrical and unforgettable story about a boy and the untameable wildness of a hand-reared joey.

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 Read reviewThe Art Of Taxidermy

The Art Of Taxidermy

Sharon Kernot

A lyrical verse novel exploring love and grief and the strange and wonderful art of taxidermy.

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The Bogan Mondrian

The Bogan Mondrian

Steven Herrick

A powerful and heart-stopping young adult novel from a master storyteller. This is Steven Herrick at his best.

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 Read reviewChanging Gear

Changing Gear

Scot Gardner

The vivid story of a teenage boy and the road trip that clears his head and his heart.

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 Read reviewLenny's Book of Everything

Lenny’s Book of Everything

Karen Foxlee

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 Read reviewSmall Spaces

Small Spaces

Sarah Epstein

Small Spaces is a gripping YA thriller from debut Australian author Sarah Epstein, perfect for fans of Fleur Ferris.

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Between Us

Between Us

Clare Atkins

Winner of the CBCA Book of the Year Award for Older Readers 2019. Ana's in a detention centre and Jono's life is spiralling out of control. Can their growing romance overcome the borders between them?

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