There are several childrens book
awards that are held around the
country here are a few
THE 2013 BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNERS
Book of the Year: Older Readers
Title: Sea Hearts by Margo Lanagan,
Book of the Year: Younger Readers
Title: The Children of the King by Sonja Hartnett
Book of the Year: Early Childhood
Title: The Terrible Suitcase by Emma Allen ill Freya
Picture Book of the Year
Title: The Coat by Ron Brooks, Julie Hunt
Eve Pownall Award for Information Books
Title: Tom the Outback Mailman by Kristin
The Bilby awards are organised by the Qld branch of the Children's
Book Council of Australia and has been in existence since 1990.
these awards are voted by the children readers of Queensland.
To nominate their favourite reads of the year.
The categories are broken into the following.
Early Readers - for books for readers under 8 years old
Younger Readers – for books for readers between 8 and 12 years old
Older Readers – for books for readers over 12 years old
In each category the award is for an individual book only
The Western Australian Young Readers' Book Awards.
These awards are similar to the Bilbys as
they are voted by the Children of Western Australia
WAYRBA is a readers' choice award,
organised on a statewide basis for young readers.
The categories are
Fault In Our Stars by John Green
Title : Wonder by R.J. Palacio
Title: Hairy Nose, Itchy Butt by Elizabeth Frankel and Garry Duncan
Eagle Strike (Graphic Novel) by Anthony Horowitz
The Avis Page Award is presented in Recognition of
Outstanding Voting results.
COOL Awards are the children's choice book awards voted
for by the younger people of the Canberra region.
The COOL Awards stands for
Canberra's Own Outstanding List.
It is a program run for children allowing them to vote
for their favourite Australian book.
The winners of the 2013 COOL Awards:
Favourite picture book - Mirror by Jeannie Baker (joint winner)
Favourite picture book - The Very Cranky Bear by Nick Bland (joint
Favourite fiction for younger readers - Pizza Cake by Morris Gleitzman
Favourite fiction for older readers - The 26-Storey Treehouse by
Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton
Favourite fiction for years 7-9 - After by Morris Gleitzman
This is only a snapshot and reflects some of the Australian
book awards that currently provide Young People with
some alternatives in reading choices as well as promoting