Children’s Book Council of Australia – Early Childhood

Christchurch City Libraries lists literary prize winners and links to catalogue searches, but we may not hold copies of all titles mentioned. See more kids literary prize winners.

The Children’s Book Council of Australia presents annual awards for books of literary merit which have made an outstanding contribution to Australian children’s literature. The Early Childhood Award was established in 2001 and recognises books for children who are at the pre-reading or early stages of reading.

Find winners in the other categories of the Children's Book Council of Australia Awards.

2020

My Friend Fred Frances Watts, illustrated by A. Yi

2019

Tricky's bad day Alison Lester

2018

Catalogue link for Rodney loses it!Rodney loses it! Michael Gerard Bauer

2017

Go Home, Cheeky Animals! Johanna Bell

2016

Mr Huff Anna Walker 

2015

Go to sleep, Jessie! Libby Gleeson

2014

The swap Jan Ormerod; illustrated by Andrew Joyner

2013

The terrible suitcase Emma Allen; illustrated by Freya Blackwood

2012

The runaway hug Nick Bland; illustrated by Freya Blackwood

Cover of Maudie and Bear2011

Maudie and Bear Jan Ormerod; illustrated by Freya Blackwood

2010

Bear & chook by the sea Lisa Shanahan; illustrated by Emma Quay

2009

How to heal a broken wing Bob Graham

2008

Pearl Barley and Charlie Parsley Aaron Blabey

Cover of Amy and Louis2007

Amy & Louis Libby Gleeson; illustrated by Freya Blackwoood

2006

Annie’s chair Deborah Niland

2005

Where is the green sheep? Mem Fox; illustrated by Judy Horacek

2004

Grandpa and Thomas Pamela Allen

2003

A year on our farm Penny Matthews; illustrated by Andrew McLean

Cover of Lets get a pup2002

Let’s get a pup! Bob Graham

2001

You’ll wake the baby! Catherine Jinks; illustrated by Andrew McLean

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