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Last night we were thrilled to get along to the Night of Notables, a bubbling evening which included the announcement of the Notable list for the CBCA Book of the Year awards. We heard from Susan LaMarca about the rigorous evaluation and heartache experienced by Book of the Year judges, and Shaun Tan reflecting on the process from the creatives’ perspective.

To capture just a snippet of the wonderful books and the creatives behind them, here is the list of notables for the Older Readers category for 2017:

The Book of the Year: Older Readers

The Hounded
Simon Butters
Wakefield Press
ISBN: 9781743053959

 
Waer
Text Publishing
ISBN: 9781922182210
Words in Deep Blue
Pan Macmillan Australia
ISBN: 9781742612386
My Best Friend is a Goddess
HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780732299903
The Bone Sparrow
Hachette Australia
ISBN: 9780734417138
Lady Helen and the Dark Days Club
HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780732296094
Yellow
Penguin Random House Australia
ISBN: 9780143573333
Becoming Aurora
University of Queensland Press
ISBN: 9780702254208
The Sidekicks
Penguin Random House Australia
ISBN: 9780143309031
The Ocean of the Dead
Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 9781760292188
The Stars at Oktober Bend
Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 9781743315897
A Toaster on Mars
Text Publishing
ISBN: 9781922182869
Frankie
Penguin Random House Australia
ISBN: 9780143573166
Our Chemical Hearts
Penguin Random House Australia
ISBN: 9780143573906
Forgetting Foster
Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 9781760110796
Everything is Changed
University of Queensland Press
ISBN: 9780702254161
The Invisible War: A Tale on Two Scales
Scale Free Network
ISBN: 9780992587253
One Would Think the Deep
University of Queensland Press
ISBN: 9780702253942
For the full list of notables, please visit the CBCA website
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