Children’s Book Council of Australia – Younger 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 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 Younger Readers Award was established in 1982 and recognises books aimed at readers from the middle to upper primary school years.

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

2020

The little wave Pip Harry

2019

Catalogue link for His name was WalterHis name was Walter Emily Rodda

2018

How to bee Bren MacDibble

2017

Rockhopping Trace Balla

2016

Soon Morris Gleitzman 

2015

The Cleo Stories: The Necklace and the Present Libby Gleeson; illustrated by Freya Blackwood

2014

City of orphans: a very unusual pursuitCover of A Very Unusual Pursuit Catherine Jinks

2013

The children of the King Sonya Hartnett

2012

Crow Country Kate Constable

2011

The red wind Isabelle Carmody

2010

Darius Bell and the glitter pool Odo Hirsch

2009

Perry Angel’s suitcaseCover of Perry Angel's Suitcase Glenda Millard and Stephen Michael King

2008

Dragon moon Carole Wilkinson

2007

Being Bee Catherine Bateson

2006

Helicopter man Elizabeth Fensham

2005

The silver donkeyCover of The Silver Donkey Sonya Hartnett

2004

Dragonkeeper Carole Wilkinson

2003

Rain May and Captain Daniel Catherine Bateson

2002

My dog John Heffernan; illustrated by Andrew McLean

2001

Two hands together Diana Kidd

2000

Hitler’s daughter Jackie French

1999

My girragundji Meme McDonald and Boori Pryor

1998

Someone like me Elaine Forrestal

1997

Hannah plus one Libby Gleeson

1996

SwashbucklerCover of Swashbuckler James Moloney

1995

>Ark in the park Wendy Orr and Kerry Millard

1994

Rowan of Rin Emily Rodda

1993

The bamboo flute Garry Disher

1992

The magnificent nose and other marvels Anna Fienberg

1991

Finders keepers Emily Rodda

1990

Pigs and honey Jeanie Adams

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