Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards – Older Readers

Christchurch City Libraries lists literary prize winners and links to catalogue searches, but we may not hold copies of all titles mentioned. See more teen 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 Older Readers Award was established in 1946 and recognises books for readers at the secondary school level.

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

2019

Catalogue link for Between usBetween us Clare Atkins

2018

Take three girls Cath Crowley

2017

One Would Think the Deep Claire Zorn

2016

Cloudwish Fiona Wood 

2015

The protected Claire Zorn

2014

WildlifeCover of Wildlife Fiona Wood

2013

Sea hearts Margo Lanagan

2012

The dead I know Scot Gardner

2011

The midnight zoo Sonya Hartnett

2010

Jarvis 24 David Metzenthen

2009

Tales from outer suburbia Shaun Tan

2008

The ghost’s child Sonya Hartnett

2007

Red spikesCover of Red Spikes Margo Lanagan

2006

The story of Tom Brennan J. C. Burke

2005

The running man Michael Gerard Bauer

2004

Saving Francesca Melina Marchetta

2003

The messenger Markus Zusak

2002

Forest Sonya Hartnett

2001

Wolf on the fold Judith Clarke

2000

>48 shades of brownCover: 48 Shades of Brown Nick Earls

1999

Deadly unna? Philip Gwynne

1998

Eye to eye Catherine Jinks

1997

A bridge to Wiseman’s Cove James Moloney

1996

Pagan’s vows Catherine Jinks

1995

Foxspell Gillian Rubinstein

1994

Angel’s gate Gary Crew, and The gathering Isobelle Carmody (Joint winners)

Cover of Looking for Alibrandi1993

Looking for Alibrandi Melina Marchetta

1992

>The house guest Eleanor Nilsson

1991

Strange objects Gary Crew

1990

Came back to show you I could fly Robin Klein

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