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Aug 22 2017

CBCA Awards 2017 winners

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The winners of this year's Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Book of the Year Awards have been announced.

Older readers

Winner
One Would Think the Deep (Claire Zorn, UQP)
Honour books
Words in Deep Blue (Cath Crowley, Macmillan)
The Bone Sparrow (Zana Fraillon, Lothian)

Younger readers
Winner
Rockhopping (Trace Balla, A and U)
Honour books
Dragonfly Song (Wendy Orr, A and U)
Captain Jimmy Cook Discovers Third Grade (Kate Temple, Jol Temple & John Foye, A and U)

Early childhood
Winner
Go Home, Cheeky Animals! (Johanna Bell, illus by Dion Beasley, A and U)
Honour books
Nannie Loves (Kylie Dunstan, Working Title Press)
Gary (Leila Rudge, Walker Books)

Picture book

Winner
Home in the Rain (Bob Graham, Walker Books)
Honour books
Mechanica (Lance Balchin, Five Mile Press)
The Patchwork Bike (Maxine Beneba Clarke, illus by Van T Rudd, Lothian)

Eve Pownall Award for Information Books
Winner
Amazing Animals of Australia's National Parks (Gina M Newton, NLA Publishing)
Honour books
A-Z of Endangered Animals (Jennifer Cossins, Red Parka Press)
The Gigantic Book of Genes (Lorna Hendry, Wild Dog Books)

Crichton Award for Debut Illustrator
Winner
Van T Rudd for The Patchwork Bike (Maxine Beneba Clarke, Lothian).