2021 CBCA Book of the Year Shortlist

The Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Awards has announced this year's shortlist and we're delighted to announce that threeof our books have been selected!

BOOK OF THE YEAR: OLDER READERS
Peta Lyre by Anna Whateley

BOOK OF THE YEAR: YOUNGER READERS
The Stolen Prince of Cloudburst by Jaclyn Moriarty  

BOOK OF THE YEAR: EARLY CHILDHOOD
There's No Such Thing by Heidi McKinnon

The Children's Book Council of Australia is a not for profit organisation that aims to engage the community with literature for young Australians. The annual awards have been running since 1946 and are Australia's most prestigious awards for children's books.

The CBCA Book of the Year winner and honour books will be announced on Friday 20 August.  

See the rest of the shortlist here

The Stolen Prince of Cloudburst

by Jaclyn Moriarty

A CBCA short-listed magical tale of mystery and adventure that proves that sometimes even ordinary middle children can be heroes, from the bestselling author of The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone and the award-winning The Slightly Alarming Tale of the Whispering Wars.

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Peta Lyre's Rating Normal

by Anna Whateley

At sixteen, neurodivergent Peta Lyre is the success story of social training. That is, until she finds herself on a school ski trip - and falling in love with the new girl. Peta will need to decide which rules to keep, and which rules to break.

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There's No Such Thing

by Heidi McKinnon

A funny, warm and reassuring story from the internationally acclaimed creator of I Just Ate My Friend and Baz & Benz.

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