CBCA Picture Book Notables 2021

 Read reviewSometimes Cake

Sometimes Cake

Edwina Wyatt, Tamsin Ainslie

For anyone who has ever wished for a party every day of the year, this is a story about finding your own reasons to have cake.

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The Biscuit Maker

The Biscuit Maker

Sue Lawson, Liz Anelli

In Mavin Road there's no time for hellos or chats until a mysterious biscuit maker's magic brings everyone together.

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 Read reviewI Saw Pete and Pete Saw Me

I Saw Pete and Pete Saw Me

Maggie Hutchings, Evie Barrow

A heartfelt, moving story about the importance of really seeing the world around us and the power in tiny acts of kindness.   

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The Unwilling Twin

The Unwilling Twin

Freya Blackwood

The new picture book from the seven-time CBCA Book Of The Year winner Freya Blackwood.

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Wolfred

Wolfred

Nick Bland

A mesmerising new story and instant classic from the beloved author of the best-selling Very Cranky Bear books.

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Give Me Some Space!

Give Me Some Space!

Philip Bunting

Una dreams of a life in Space. Life on Earth is just so so-so. But how will she get there? And will she complete her mission to discover life in Space? And did she remember to feed Neil the goldfish?

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Not Cute

Not Cute

Philip Bunting

Quokka did not like being cute. Not one bit. The romping, stomping, chomping tale of one stubbornly adorable marsupial.

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Who Am I?

Who Am I?

Philip Bunting

Am I my body? Am I my mind? Who am I? Take a trip into deepest inner space to answer one of life's biggest questions. This is a book for anyone who has ever paused to wonder exactly who is wondering.

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Wombat

Wombat

Philip Bunting

Wombat.

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Littlelight

Littlelight

Kelly Canby

When bricks start to go missing from the town's four walls, the mayor whips his citizens into a frenzy of aggravation.

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Norton and the Bear

Norton and the Bear

Gabriel Evans

Is imitation the sincerest form of flattery? Or is it just annoying? This irresistible read-aloud helps children deal with the sensitive topics of conformity, individuality and belonging in an accessible, kid-friendly way.

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 Read reviewEllie's Dragon

Ellie’s Dragon

Bob Graham

A moving story about the wonders of imagination and the nature of growing up from one of Australia's most revered bookmakers.

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Diamonds

Diamonds

Armin Greder

A powerful parable that explores how the desire for endless riches perpetuates chains of inequality and corruption.

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Sing Me the Summer

Sing Me the Summer

Alison Lester, Jane Godwin

Splash into summer with this glorious love letter to the seasons.

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Colin Cockroach Goes to Caloundra

Colin Cockroach Goes to Caloundra

Chris McKimmie

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.

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Jelly-Boy

Jelly-Boy

Nicole Godwin, Christopher Nielsen

An unconventional, every-kid picture book that has the potential to inspire the next generation of readers to protect our oceans.

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 Read reviewHow to Make a Bird

How to Make a Bird

Meg McKinlay, Matt Ottley

Extraordinary imagery and rich language spark the reader's imagination as they enter the creative world of a young girl.

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 Read reviewYour Birthday Was the BEST!

Your Birthday Was the BEST!

Maggie Hutchings, Felicita Sala

From the author of the best-selling MERMAID! and UNICORN! and one of the world's hottest new picture-book illustrators comes the story of a plucky young cockroach who gate-crashes a birthday party - with hilarious results.

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The Fire Wombat

The Fire Wombat

Jackie French, Danny Snell

As the bushfire swallowed up the world they knew, a wombat shared her burrow with other animals.

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 Read reviewAnisa's Alphabet

Anisa’s Alphabet

Mike Dumbleton, Hannah Sommerville

For many refugees the alphabet represents the start of a new language and a new future, but Anisa's Alphabet is different. A poignant and highly imaginative telling of one girl's story which will appeal to children and...

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My Shadow is Pink

My Shadow is Pink

Scott Stuart

My Shadow is Pink is a beautifully written rhyming story that touches on the subjects of gender identity, self acceptance, equality and diversity.

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Girl from the Sea

Girl from the Sea

Margaret Wild, Jane Tanner

Who lives in that cottage by the sea? I wish. I wish. I wish it was me. A lyrical masterpiece by Margaret Wild and Jane Tanner.

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Hello Jimmy!

Hello Jimmy!

Anna Walker

One day, a parrot appears on the doorstep. His name is Jimmy. Dad thinks Jimmy is amazing. He's loud, he's funny and he's full of surprises! But Jack doesn't like surprises. Not at all...

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Good Question

Good Question

Sue Whiting, Annie White

A very hungry fox in search of food stumbles into one wrong fairytale after another trying to flee some very high-profile fairytale characters, eventually giving Henny Penny the fright of her life.

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Who's Your Real Mum?

Who’s Your Real Mum?

Bernadette Green, Anna Zobel

A beautifully illustrated story, written with a light and humorous touch, that celebrates nontraditional families and captures exactly what lies at the heart of family life - love.

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