CBCA: 2018 Book of the Year Winners!

by |August 17, 2018

The CBCA Book of the Year winners have been announced. Congratulations to all the authors, illustrator and publishers!

CBCA Winners

Check out the winners across all the categories below …


Take Three Girls by Cath Crowley, Fiona Wood & Simmone Howell

Honour books

Mallee Boys by Charlie Archbold

In the Dark Spaces by Cally Black



How to Bee by Bren MacDibble

Honour books

Henrietta and the Perfect Night by Martine Murray

Marsh and Me by Martine Murray



Rodney Loses It by Michael Gerard Bauer, illustrated by Chrissie Krebs

Honour books

The Very Noisy Baby by Alison Lester, illustrated by Alison Lester

Hark, It’s Me, Ruby Lee! by Lisa Shanahan, illustrated by Binny



A Walk in the Bush by Gwyn Perkins

Honour books

The Great Rabbit Chase by Freya Blackwood

Mopoke by Philip Bunting

Eve Pownall Award for Information Books


Do Not Lick This Book by Idan Ben-Barak, illus by Julian Frost

Honour books

Left & Right by Lorna Hendry

Koala by Claire Saxby, illustrated by Julie Vivas

Crichton Award for Debut Illustrator


Rovina Cai for Tintinnabula by Margo Lanagan

Take Three Girlsby Simmone Howell, Cath Crowley, Fiona Wood

Take Three Girls

by Simmone Howell, Cath Crowley, Fiona Wood

3 award-winning authors.
1 compelling book.

ADY - not the confident A-Lister she appears to be.
KATE - brainy boarder taking risks to pursue the music she loves.
CLEM - disenchanted swim-star losing her heart to the wrong boy.

All are targeted by PSST, a toxic website that deals in gossip and lies. St Hilda's antidote to the cyber-bullying? The Year 10 Wellness program. Nice try - but sometimes all it takes is three girls.

Exploring friendship, feminism, identity and belonging. Take Three Girls is honest, raw and funny.

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