CBCA Notables Lists 2019

by |February 26, 2019

The Children’s Book Council of Australia have announced their Notables Lists for 2019!

Scroll down to find out which books made it into the Notable Lists for Older Readers, Younger Readers, Early Childhood, Pictures Books and The Eve Powell Award.


Hive by A.J. Betts

Small Spaces by Sarah Epstein

Lenny’s Book of Everything by Karen Foxlee

Changing Gear by Scot Gardner

The Things That Will Not Stand by Michael Gerard Bauer

Girl Running, Boy Falling by Kate Gordon

A Song Only I Can Hear by Barry Jonsberg

P is for Pearl by Eliza Henry-Jones

Amelia Westlake by Erin Gough

The Art of Taxidermy by Sharon Kernot

The Finder by Kate Hendrick

The Bogan Mondrian by Steven Herrick

Liberty by Nikki McWatters

After the Lights Go Out by Lili Wilkinson

Catching Teller Crow by Ambelin Kwaymullina and Ekekiel Kwaymullina

Inside the Tiger by Hayley Lawrence

The Happiness Quest by Richard Yaxley

White Night by Ellie Marney

Tales From the Inner City by Shaun Tan


Fearless Frederic by Felice Arena

Brindabella by Ursula Dubosarsky

The Tales of Mr Walker by Jess Black

Help Around the House by Morris Gleitzman

Sweet Adversity by Sheryl Gwyther

Shine Mountain by Julie Hunt

The Young Vikings by James Moloney

Leave Taking by Lorraine Marwood

Fairytales for Feisty Girls by Susannah McFarlane

Black Cockatoo by Carl Merrison

The Slightly Alarming Tale of the Whispering Wars by Jaclyn Moriarty

The Girl, the Dog and the Writer in Provence by Katrina Nannestad

The Peacock Detectives by Carly Nugent

His Name Was Walter by Jennifer Rowe

Everything I’ve Never Said  by Samantha Wheeler

Ottilie Colter and the Narroway Hunt by Rhiannon Williams

In the Lamplight by Dianne Wolfer

The Dog with Seven Names by Dianne Wolfer


Dogasaurus by Lucinda Gifford

All the Ways to be Smart by Davina Bell

Pig the Grub by Aaron Blabey

Heads and Tails: Insects by John Canty

A Boat of Stars by Margaret Connolly

Collecting Sunshine by Rachel Flynn

It’s Not Scribble to Me by  Kate Ritchie

Duck by Meg McKinlay

Dinosaur Day Out by Sara Acton

Beware the Deep Dark Forest by Sue Whiting

Red House, Blue House, Green House, Tree House! by Jane Godwin

Rabby the Brave by Patrick Guest

The Dress-Up Box by Patrick Guest

Here Comes Stinkbug! by Tohby Riddle

Noni the Pony Rescues a Joey by Alison Lester

Chip the Lifeguard by Kylie Howarth

Rhyme Cordial  by  Antonia Pesenti

Rainbow Bear by Stephen Michael King

It’s a Long Way to the Shop by Heidi McKinnon

Tricky’s Bad Day by Alison Lester


Room on Our Rock by Kate Temple

The Feather by Margaret Wild

Midnight at the Library by Ursula Dubosarsky

How Did I Get Here? by Philip Bunting

The Last Peach by Gus Gordon

The Hole Story by Kelly Canby

The Mediterranean by Armin Greder

Girl on Wire by Lucy Estela

Why I Love Summer by Michael Wagner

Waiting for Chicken Smith by David Mackintosh

Maya & Cat by Caroline Magerl

Chalk Boy by Margaret Wild

The Incredible Freedom Machines by Kirli Saunders

My Sunbeam Baby by Emma Quay

The All New Must Have Orange 430 by Michael Speechley

Sonam and the Silence by Eddie Ayres

Cicada by Shaun Tan

When You’re Going to the Moon by Sasha Beekman

Go Go and the Silver Shoes by Jane Godwin

Drought by Jackie French


The Giant Book of Germs by Lorna Hendry

Marvellous Miss May Queen of the Circus by Stephanie, Owen Reeder

The Flying Optometrist by Joanne Anderton

Sorry Day by Coral Vass

Armistice by Ruth Starke

Our Birds by Siena Stubbs

Waves by Donna Rawlins

Bouncing Back: An Eastern Barred Bandicoot Story by Rohan Cleave

The Great Lizard Trek by Felicity Bradshaw

Digby & Claude by Emma Allen

The Happiness Box: A Wartime Book of Hope by Mark Greenwood

Under the Southern Cross by  Frané Lessac

Australian Birds by Matt Chun

Linda Jackson’s Rainbow Menagerie by  Linda Jackson

Watch This! by Jane Godwin

My Modern Art Book  by Kate Ryan

Zeroes & Ones by Cristy Burne

Swallow’s Dance by  Wendy Or

When Water Lost her Way by Meg Humphrys


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