CBCA Picture Book Notables 2022

Just One Bee

Just One Bee

Just One Bee is a story of hope, determination and never giving up: the story of One-bee and her dream to revert desolate wastes back to fields of flowers.

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We Found a Cat

We Found a Cat

Heidi McKinnon

Look! We found a cat. It has whiskers and a long tail, it has to be a cat... doesn't it?

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Stellarphant

Stellarphant

James Foley

A worthy and timely story about having the courage to follow your dreams and believing in yourself.

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Mo and Crow

Mo and Crow

Jo Kasch, Jonathan Bentley

Mo lived alone and he liked it that way. He had a house to protect him. And a wall.

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The Katha Chest

The Katha Chest

Radhiah Chowdhury, Lavanya Naidu

Six-year-old Asiya loves to go to Nanu's house. Best among all of Nanu's treasures is the big old chest filled with quilts that tell the stories of the women in Asyia's family.

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Joe and the Stars

Joe and the Stars

Phil Cummings, Connah Brecon

In the red dust, where the sky is wide, Joe loves watching the stars. He marvels at their mystery and wonder. But when his family moves to the city... the stars are hard to see. Will Joe find a way to make them shine again? A...

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Jacqueline: A Soldier's Daughter

Jacqueline: A Soldier’s Daughter

Pierre-Jacques Ober, Jules Ober

From the studio of Pierre-Jacques and Jules Ober's Little Soldier Stories and Ford Street Publishing comes a new book - Jacqueline.   

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The Inheritance

The Inheritance

Armin Greder

A provocative call-to-arms to economic leaders to change course and better protect our planet and its people, presented in words and pictures by the multi-award-winning creator of The Island and The Mediterranean.

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Iceberg

Iceberg

Claire Saxby, Jess Racklyeft

In the final freeze of an Antarctic winter, green tails wave across a star-full sky, as if to farewell endless nights. If this world looks empty, look closer...

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Happy Hoppy Home

Happy Hoppy Home

Tull Suwannakit

An enchanting and heartwarming story that celebrates the true joys of family and home.

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Frankie and the Fossil

Frankie and the Fossil

Jess McGeachin

A sweet and funny picture book for anyone who loves dinosaur fossils, friends and cheese sandwiches, by the acclaimed creator of Fly and The Lost Library.

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The Flying Angel

The Flying Angel

Vicki Bennett, Tull Suwannakit

This is a story inspired by the life of one remarkable nurse, Sister Marie Eileen Craig.

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Enough Love?

Enough Love?

Maggie Hutchings

When Willa's parents split up, she's pretty sad. But at least they are still all hers. Until Dad meets Kevin and Willa's family starts to grow ... and keeps on growing. When will enough be enough? Or is there always room for more...

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 Read reviewDon't Forget

Don’t Forget

Jane Godwin, Anna Walker

Don't forget to make your bed, and wear socks that fit your feet... Don't forget to care, to play, To run, to laugh...

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Day Break

Day Break

Amy McQuire, Matt Chun

Day Break is the story of a family making their way back to Country on January 26. We see the strength they draw from being together, and from sharing stories as they move through a shifting landscape.

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Common Wealth

Common Wealth

Gregg Dreise

A slam poetry persuasive and powerful vision of unity from award-winning First Nations creator Gregg Dreise. Passionate, yet peaceful, Common Wealth is a compelling plea for a future of truth, togetherness and respect for our...

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Christmas Always Comes: CBCA Notable Book 2022

Christmas Always Comes: CBCA Notable Book 2022

Bruce Whatley, Jackie French

From the author of many beloved classic picture books comes a book about an Australian Christmas.

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The Boy Who Tried to Shrink His Name

The Boy Who Tried to Shrink His Name

Sandhya Parappukkaran, Michelle Pereira

A lushly illustrated own voices picture book that celebrates diversity and inclusion, and highlights the power of friendship and community.

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The Boy and the Elephant

The Boy and the Elephant

Freya Blackwood

The powerful new picture book from Greenaway Medallist and seven-time CBCA winner, Freya Blackwood.   

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 Read reviewBlue Flower: CBCA shortlisted picture book 2022

Blue Flower: CBCA shortlisted picture book 2022

Sonya Hartnett, Gabriel Evans

A gentle exploration of a child's realisation that it is her individual differences and creativity that make her special, with stunning illustrations by Gabriel Evans that delicately and sensitively convey the child's emotional...

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Bear and Rat

Bear and Rat

Christopher Cheng, Stephen Michael King

A powerful and uplifting story about loving friendship, even through the hardest of times.

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The Imagineer

The Imagineer

Christopher Cheng, Lucia Masciullo

Penny has a massive imagination. She loves to draw up plans, gather her tools and turn sketches and scribbles into new creations.   

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Norton and the Borrowing Bear

Norton and the Borrowing Bear

Gabriel Evans

This is a story about setting limits and learning to accept your friends, flaws and all.

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Star of Anise

Star of Anise

Jane Jolley, Di Wu

A gentle story about embracing different traditions, based on the stories of Sikh hawkers in Australia in the late 1800s.   

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