Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards – Picture Books

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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 Picture Books Award was established in 1952 and recognises books intended for an audience ranging from birth to 18 years. Some books may be for mature readers.

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

2020

Catalogue record for I need a parrotI Need a Parrot Chris McKimmie

2019

Cicada Shaun Tan

2018

A walk in the bush Gwyn Perkins

2017

Home in the Rain Bob Graham

2016

Flight Armin Greder; text by Nadia Wheatley 

2015

My two blankets Irena Kolbald; illustrated by Freya Blackwood

2014

Rules of summerCover of Rules of Summer Shaun Tan

2013

The coat Julie Hunt and Ron Brooks

2012

A bus called Heaven Bob Graham

2011

Mirror Jeannie Baker

2010

The hero of Little Street Gregory Rogers

2009

Collecting colour Kylie Dunstan

2008

Requiem for a beast Matt Ottley

2007

The arrival Shaun Tan

2006

The short and incredibly happy life of Riley Amy Lissiat (A.K.A. Colin Thompson); text by Colin Thompson)

2005

Are we there yet? A journey around Australia Alison Lester

2004

Cat and FishCover of Cat and Fish Neil Curtis; text by Joan Grant

2003

In Flanders’ fields Brian Harrison-Lever; text by Norman Jorgensen

2002

An ordinary day Armin Greder; text by Libby Gleeson

2001

Fox Ron Brooks; text by Margaret Wild

2000

Jenny Angel Anne Spudvilas; text by Margaret Wild

1999

The rabbits Shaun Tan; text by John Marsden

1998

Two bullies Junko Morimoto

1997

Not a nibble! Elizabeth Honey

1996

The hunt Narelle Oliver

1995

Cover: The Window by Jeannie BakerThe watertower Stephen Woolman; text by Gary Crew

1994

First light Peter Gouldthorpe; text by Gary Crew

1993

Rose meets Mr. Wintergarten Bob Graham

1992

Window Jeannie Baker

1991

Greetings from Sandy Beach Bob Graham

1990

The very best of friends Julie Vivas; text by Margaret Wild

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