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It’s NEW and it is OUT! The CBCA Notables List 2016 is a new initiative for the CBCA, and it forms the first round of books to certainly keep your eyes on!

There are so many fantastic books on the list, we have listed here the Booked Outers who have made the list….

The Book of the Year: Early Childhood

The Cow Tripped Over The Moon – Tony Wilson (Illust: Laura Wood)
Puddles are for Jumping – Kylie Dunstan
What Do You Wish For?– Jane Godwin (Illust: Anna Walker)
Hop Up! Wriggle Over! – Elizabeth Honey
Perfect – Danny Parker (Illust: Freya Blackwood)
Alfie’s Lost Sharkie – Anna Walker

The Picture Book of the Year

Eye to Eye – Graeme Base (Text: Graeme Base)
Perfect – Freya Blackwood (Text: Danny Parker)
Adelaide’s Secret World – Elise Hurst (Text: Elise Hurst) (pictured)
Why I Love Footy – Tom Jellett (Text: Michael Wagner)
Bob the Railway Dog – Andrew McLean (Text: Corinne Fenton)
Where’s Jessie? – Anne Spudvilas (Text: Janeen Brian)
Mr Huff – Anna Walker (Text: Anna Walker)

The Book of the Year: Younger Readers

The Cleo Stories: A Friend and a Pet – Libby Gleeson (Illust: Freya Blackwood)
Soon – Morris Gleitzman
The Cut Out – Jack Heath
300 Minutes of Danger – Jack Heath
Bridget: A New Australian – James Moloney
Molly and Pim and the Millions of Stars – Martine Murray
Helix and the Arrival – Damean Posner (Illust: Jules Faber)
The Fourteenth Summer of Angus Jack – Jen Storer (Illust: Lucinda Gifford)
The Hush Treasure Book – Karen Tayleur (Cover Illust: Kevin Burgemeestre) (with contributions by Kevin Burgemeestre, Michael Camilleri, Jackie French, Jane Godwin, Danny Katz, Doug McLeod, Glenda Millard, Tohby Riddle, Craig Smith,  Mitch Vane,  Anna Walker among many more)

The Book of the Year: Older Readers

The Flywheel – Erin Gough
One True Thing – Nicole Hayes
Freedom Ride – Sue Lawson
The Beauty is in the Walking – James Moloney
For the Forest of the Bird – Sue Saliba
The Guy, the Girl, the Artist and His Ex – Gabrielle Williams
Cloudwish – Fiona Wood

The Eve Pownall Award for Information Books

Prehistoric Marine Life in Australia’s Inland Sea – Danielle Clode
Australian Kids Through the Years – Tania McCartney (Illust: Andrew Joyner)
Atmospheric: The Burning Story of Climate Change – Carole Wilkinson
We are the Rebels: the Men and Women who made Eureka – Clare Wright
Alice’s Food A – Z – Alice Zaslavsky

To keep up to date with all the CBCA Book of the Year action, put these dates in your diary:

The Short List will be then announced on Friday May 20
and (drumroll please)….

The Winners will be annouced on Friday August 19.

Happy reading everyone… there are a lot to get through before August!

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