The CBCA notable books of 2021
The Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) has announced its Notable Books for 2021. Congratulations to all the authors, illustrators and publishers!
The CBCA Awards were first presented in 1946 and are the longest-running book awards in Australia.
CBCA National Chair Wendy Rapee said it was a year when we needed stories more than ever, and our storytellers came through with a record-breaking number of tales offering touchstones of comfort and stepping stones to guide young Australians through tumultuous times.
Here are the notable books for each category.
Books in this category may be fiction, drama or poetry and are appropriate in style and content for readers in their secondary years of schooling.
Books in this category may be fiction, drama or poetry and are appropriate in style and content for readers from the middle to upper primary years.
Books in this category may be fiction, drama or poetry and are appropriate in style and content for children who are pre-reading or early stages of reading.
Picture Book of the Year
These are outstanding books of the picture book genre in which the author and illustrator achieve artistic and literary unity or, in wordless picture books, where the story, theme or concept is unified through illustrations.
Eve Pownall Award for Information Books
These are books which have the prime intention of documenting factual material with consideration given to imaginative presentation, interpretation and variation of style.