The Best Book Covers and Designs of 2010

The winners of the annual APA Book Design Awards were announced last week at the Sydney Writers' Festival. We’ve put together the covers of all of the winning books here for your visual enjoyment. And a good-looking bunch they are too. Congratulations to all the winners.

The Best Designed Book of the Year

Etcetera by (Cover and internal design by Reuben Crossman)

The Best Designed Cover of the Year

ransom Ransom by David Malouf (Cover design by Christa Moffit, Christabella Designs)

The Best Designed Children’s Cover of the Year

plop The Terrible Plop by Ursula Dubosarsky (Cover design by Megan Pigott)

The Best Designed Children’s Fiction Book


Tensy Farlow and the Home for Mislaid Children by Jen Storer (Cover and internal design by Tony Palmer)

The Best Designed Children’s Non-fiction Book


Riding the Black Cockatoo by John Danalis (Cover design by John & Stella Danalis; internal design by Stella Danalis)

The Best Designed Children’s Picture Book

waned Wanted - The Perfect Pet by Fiona Roberton (Cover and internal design by Kirby Armstrong)

The Best Designed Children’s Series

jump-over-the-puddle Friends for Keeps by Anna Walker and Emma Quay (Cover and internal design by Anna Walker)

The Best Designed Young Adult Book

swerve Swerve by Phillip Gwynne (Cover and internal design by Adam Laszczuk)

The Best Designed Fiction Book

hula-hoop A True History of the Hula Hoop by Judith Lanigan (Cover design by Stuart McLachlan & Melanie Feddersen, i2i Design; Internal design by Melanie Feddersen, i2i Design)

The Best Designed Cookbook

songs-of-sapa The Songs of Sapa by Luke Nguyen (Cover and internal design by Sarah Odgers)

The Best Designed Specialist Illustrated Book

crooks Crooks Like Us by Peter Doyle (Cover and internal design by Louise Cornwall)

The Best Designed General Illustrated Book

Etcetera by (Cover and internal design by Reuben Crossman)

The Best Designed Literary Fiction Book

valley-of-grace Valley of Grace by Marion Halligan (Cover and internal design by Sandy Cull, gogoGingko)

The Best Designed Non-fiction Book

leave-to-remain Leave to Remain: A Memoir by Abbas El-Zein (Cover and internal design by Jenny Grigg)

The Best Designed Reference & Scholarly Book

grandobsessions Grand Obsessions by Alasdair McGregor (Cover and internal design by Allison Colpoys)

The Best Designed Primary Education Book

oxford Oxford Atlas Project 2 (Cover design by Sue Dani; internal design by Regine Abos)

The Best Designed Secondary Education Book

myths Myths and Legends 1 (Cover and internal design by Regine Abos)

The Best Designed Tertiary and Further Education Book

histology Functional Histology 2e (Cover and internal design by Modern Art Production Group)

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Riding the Black Cockatoo

Riding the Black Cockatoo

John Danalis, Boori Monty Pryor

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