Nature Storybooks

We have quite a collection of Nature Storybooks in our library. These are books that have accurate facts but are written in a narrative ( story) style with attractive illustrations.

The text is suitable for a range of ages, interests and reading levels.

You will find these in the Non-Fiction section of our library.

CBCA- New Illustrator Award

This Award aims to recognise and encourage new talent in the field of Australian children’s book illustration. Ages 0-18 years.

Grandma Z by Daniel Gray- Barnett.
Australian Birds by Matt Chun
Red House, Blue House, Green House, Tree house by Jane Reiseger
Dingo by Tannya Harricks
The Singing Seal by Allison Langton
Carmichael’s Journey by Samantha Metcalfe

CBCA Shortlist-Eve Pownell Award

Entries in this category should be books which have the prime intention of documenting factual material with consideration given to imaginative presentation, interpretation and variation of style. Ages 0-18 years.

Waves by Donna Rawlins
The Happiness Box by Mark Greenwood
Sorry Day by Coral Vass
Make Believe by M.C. Escher
Bouncing Back by Rohan Cleave
Our Birds– Siena Stubbs

CBCA Shortlist- Picture Books

Entries in this category should be 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. Ages 0-18 years (NB. Some of these books may be for mature readers).

The Feather by Freya Blackwood ( text Margaret Wild)
Chalk Boy by Mandy Ord ( text Margaret Wild)
The Mediterranean by Armin Greder
Girl on a Wire by Elise Hurst ( text Lucy Estela)
The All New Must have Orange by Michael Speechly
Cicada by Shaun Tan

CBCA Short List -Older Readers

Entries in this category may be fiction, drama or poetry and should be appropriate in style and content for readers in their secondary years of schooling. Ages 13-18 years (NB: These books are for mature readers).

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Changing Gear by Scot Gardner ( e-book)
Between Us by Clare Atkins ( e-book)
Small Spaces by Sarah Epstein ( not in our library)
The Bogan Mondrian by Steven Herrick (not in our library)
The Art of Taxidermy by Sharon Kernot
Lenny’s Book of Everything by Karen Foxlee.

CBCA Shortlist -Younger Readers

Entries in this category may be fiction, drama or poetry and should be appropriate in style and content for readers from the middle to upper primary years. Ages 7-12 years.

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BRINDABELLA by Ursula Dubosarky
LEAVE TAKING by Lorraine Marwood
BLACK COCKATOO by Carl Merrison.
THE PEACOCK DETECTIVES by Carly Nugent
HIS NAME WAS WALTER by Emily Rodda
THE SLIGHTLY ALARMING TALE OF THE WHISPERING WALLS by Jaclyn Moriarty

CBCA 2019 Awards

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Since 1945 the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) has grown from a small Sydney-based group to a national organisation which exerts a profound influence on children’s books. 

Established with the first awards in 1946, the annual CBCA Book of the Year Awards aim to:

  • promote quality literature for young Australians;
  • support and encourage a wide range of Australian writers and illustrators of children’s books and;
  • celebrate contributions to Australian children’s literature.

There are six categories in the CBCA Book of the Year Awards. 

  • CBCA Book of the Year: Older Readers
  • CBCA Book of the Year: Younger Readers
  • CBCA Book of the Year: Early Childhood
  • CBCA Picture Book of the Year
  • Eve Pownall Award 
  • CBCA Award for New Illustrator (previously the Crichton Award for New Illustrators administered by the CBCA Victorian Branch)

Over the next few weeks, I will be publishing this year’s short-listed books according to category.

For the full list, see the link below to the CBCA website.

0-6 years
HEADS AND TAILS by John Canty
THE DRESS-UP BOX by Patrick Guest
RAINBOW BEAR by Stephen Michael King
NONI THE PONY RESCUES A JOEY by Alison Lester
HERE COMES STINKBUG! by Tohby Riddle
TRICKY’S DAY OUT by Alison Lester.

CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE CBCA WEBSITE

Soon to become a movie…Artemis Fowl

Artemis Fowl

FantasyScience FictionYoung Adult Fiction.  by Eoin Colfer

Twelve-year-old Artemis Fowl is a millionaire, a genius—and, above all, a criminal mastermind. But even Artemis doesn’t know what he’s taken on when he kidnaps a fairy, Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon Unit. These aren’t the fairies of bedtime stories—they’re dangerous! Full of unexpected twists and turns, Artemis Fowl is a riveting,action-packed adventure.

Book 1 Artemis Fowl ,

Book 2 The Arctic Incident ,

Book 3 The Eternity Code ,

Book 4 The Opal Deception ,

Book 5 The Lost Colony ,

Book 6 The Time Paradox,

Book 7 The Atlantis Complex ,

Book 8 The Last Guardian .

OUT IN MAY 2020

You can also read The Graphic Novels in this series.

Suitable for HIGH SCHOOL