The Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) presents annual awards to books of literary merit, for outstanding contribution to Australian children’s literature. The CBCA has announced the shortlists for the 2020 Book of the Year Awards. There are some incredible books on this years list for children of all age groups.
The Older Readers category is suitable for readers in their secondary years of schooling. Ages 13–18 years
The Younger Readers category is suitable for readers from the middle to upper primary years. Ages 7–12 years.
The Early Childhood category is suitable for children who are at the pre-reading or early stages of reading. Ages 0–6 years.
The Picture Book category has outstanding books of the Picture Book genre in which the author and Illustrator achieve artistic and literary unity or, in wordless picture books, where the story, theme or concept is unified through illustrations. Ages 0–18 years.
The Eve Pownall Award category has books that have the prime intention of documenting factual material with consideration given to imaginative presentation, interpretation and variation of style. Ages 0–18 years.
This award aims to recognise and encourage new talent in the field of Australian children’s Book Illustration. Ages 0–18 years.
Congratulations to all the authors, illustrators and publishers who have been shortlisted for 2020 CBCA Book of the Year Awards. Winners will be announced on Friday 21 August.
Do you need ideas on how to keep the kids engaged while spending time at home? Be sure to check out our other blogs:
• Google Arts and Culture – virtual tours for kids
• NGV Kids – free kids activities for home
• Free ACMI online School Holiday Activities for kids
• Melbourne Zoo and Werribee Open Range Zoo streaming live videos
• Kids Storytime goes online
• Kids can enjoy Melbourne Museums at Home
• Tate Kids free at-home activities
• Sydney Opera House online hub – ‘For the Kids’
• Australian National Maritime Museum online activities and games
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