CBCA Picture Book Notables 2018

Mopoke

Mopoke

Philip Bunting

This is a Mopoke. Mopoke loves peace and quiet. He is about to find out that you can't always get what you want. Visually brilliant, and hysterically funny, Philips pictures tell a thousand words, with the support of some very...

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Big Fella Rain

Big Fella Rain

Beryl Webber, Fern Martins

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A Walk in the Bush

A Walk in the Bush

Gwyn Perkins

Little Iggy doesn't want to leave the house, but Grandad insists - they always have fun together. What follows is a wonderful journey in the great Australian outdoors with singing birds, wallaby surprises, secret caterpillar...

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Swan Lake

Swan Lake

Anne Spudvilas

A magnificent visual retelling of the classic ballet story from a much-loved, award-winning illustrator.

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Aquatica

Aquatica

Lance Balchin

Welcome to future Earth. Despite repeated warnings, the environment has become polluted to such an extent that many areas of the globe have become uninhabitable and wildlife is now extinct. From the ashes, a new style of...

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 Read reviewFlorette

Florette

Anna Walker

She'll miss the apple trees, the daffodils, and chasing butterflies in the wavy grass. But there's no room for a garden in the city. Oris there? Mae's story, gorgeously illustrated in watercolour, is a celebration of friendship,...

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My Friend Tertius

My Friend Tertius

Corinne Fenton, Owen Swan

One question kept echoing in my mind--if I had to leave, what would I do with Tertius? This is the true story of two lives brought together by chance. Arthur Cooper, working in intelligence for the British Government in pre-war...

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Slowly! Slowly!

Slowly! Slowly!

T. M. Clark, Helene Magisson

Slowly, slowly, you catch a monkey ... Bongani wants to go to school but he is too young. To prove to his family that he is big and strong just like his cousins, he tries to catch a monkey. Slowly, slowly, he must go. ...

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Ten Pound Pom

Ten Pound Pom

Carole Wilkinson (Author), Liz Anelli (Illustrator)

In the 1950s and 60s Australia welcomed thousands of British immigrants as part of the Assisted Passage Migration Scheme. Ten Pound Pom is the true story of award-winning author Carole Wilkinson's immigration to Australia.

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Gaolbird

Gaolbird

Simon Barnard

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Tales From a Tall Forest

Tales From a Tall Forest

Shaun Micallef, Jonathan Bentley

In this rich and rambunctious tapestry of tales, satirist Shaun Micallef unravels the traditional fairy story and nimbly weaves your favourite characters into new and surprising adventures.

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Guff

Guff

Aaron Blabey

A funny and delightful picture book for 4+ for anyone who's ever had a little fabric friend. From the award-winning and best-selling author, Aaron Blabey. 

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The Great Rabbit Chase

The Great Rabbit Chase

Freya Blackwood

Gumboots is a beautiful pet rabbit, but he likes to escape. A story that celebrates what it means to live in a community and a reminder that life is full of surprises.

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 Read reviewThe ANZAC Tree

The ANZAC Tree

Christina Booth

Inspired by the story of two soldiers who planted two trees on their farm before they headed to the Great War, the story of the Anzac Tree is one that looks at the lives of those left behind in times of war.

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 Special priceAndy Web: Artist

Andy Web: Artist

Maree Coote

An industrious spider, Andy Web studied art at the National Gallery. His dream was to exhibit there one day. But there is one creative skill that Andy has never been able to accomplish. How will he ever achieve his dream? Join...

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Millie Loves Ants

Millie Loves Ants

Jackie French, Sue DeGennaro

'My friend Millie just loves ants.' Emily is intrigued to know why Millie the echidna loves ants so much.

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 Special priceJerome's Gift

Jerome’s Gift

Trent Denham

Jerome's Gift is local Melbourne Artist's debut masterwork, a unique and exquisitely illustrated adventure story that shows us the power of creative problem solving in times of despair.

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The World's Worst Pirate

The World’s Worst Pirate

Michelle Worthington, Katrin Dreiling

Will was the World's Worst Pirate. He didn't want to be a swashbuckling, treasure-hunting buccaneer. He couldn't even stand on deck without being seasick. But when the ship is attacked by a terrible sea monster, a surprising hero...

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Drawn Onward

Drawn Onward

Meg McKinlay, Andrew Frazer

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Heads and Tails

Heads and Tails

John Canty

First published by Berbay Publishing (Australia) 2017 --Copyright page.

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Papa Sky

Papa Sky

Jane Jolly, Sally Heinrich

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The Man in the Panama Hat and the Windy, Windy Day

The Man in the Panama Hat and the Windy, Windy Day

Joachim Gevert, Ffranses Ingram

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Grandma Forgets

Grandma Forgets

Nicky Johnston, Paul Russell

The heart-warming story of a family bound by love as they cope with their grandma's dementia. Over the years, the little girl has built up a treasure trove of memories of time spent with Grandma, but now, Grandma can't remember...

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Pea Pod Lullaby

Pea Pod Lullaby

Glenda Millard, Stephen Michael King

A mother and baby, a boy and a dog run for their lives. A polar bear, too, has come adrift. When will they find land? Who will welcome them in? In all the wide world we each need a safe place to call home. Words sing over the...

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Danny Blue's Really Excellent Dream: A CBCA Notable Book

Danny Blue’s Really Excellent Dream: A CBCA Notable Book

Max Landrak

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 Special priceThe Very Noisy Baby

The Very Noisy Baby

Alison Lester

Here is the story of a very noisy baby. The baby loves to make all kinds of sounds. She's really very loud. But when some animals in the town go missing, can the very noisy baby help? Find out in this wonderfully boisterous...

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What's Up Top

What’s Up Top

Marc Martin

Simple, playful and absurdist, this new picture book by Marc Martin is about imagination and creativity. Reminiscent of Press Here by Herve Tullet, Dr Seuss and I Want my Hat Back by Jon Glasson.

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Henry's Pirate Adventure

Henry’s Pirate Adventure

Livinia Nixon, Heath McKenzie

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Merry Everything

Merry Everything

Tania McCartney

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Monsieur Chat

Monsieur Chat

Jedda Robaard

A heart-warming story from bestselling author and illustrator Jedda Robaard about a very special cat.

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Once Upon a Small Rhinoceros

Meg McKinlay (Author), Leila Rudge (Author/Illustrator)

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The Sleeping Beauty

The Sleeping Beauty

David McAllister, Gabriela Tylesova

The story of The Sleeping Beauty spills over with fairies and princes, passion and despair, magnificence and splendour, and the ballet version of this classic tale is the most romantic and spectacular of all.

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Koala Bare

Koala Bare

Jackie French, Matt Shanks

For too long koalas have been called 'bears'. Some bears wear pants and live in cottages in the woods ... but this koala is out to prove to the world that he is BARE! And that never, ever ever can a koala be a bear... Ages: 3...

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 Read reviewRuben

Ruben

Bruce Whatley

Rubens dreams were of places that made no sense to him. Places that didnt exist. At least not anymore. Ruben is a triumph of Bruce Whatleys imaginative and technical skills.

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Flapper VC

Flapper VC

Mark Wilson

Flapper, VC is based on the true story of an Australian carrier pigeon during World War II.

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Glitch

Glitch

Michelle Worthington, Andrew Plant

Glitch spends his life searching through mountains of mouldy mess at the dump. He wants to make the fastest billycart ever. This year, he will be competing in the Big Race! But will his twitch stop him from winning?  

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