Awards of the Children’s Book Council of Australia

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 first Australian Children’s Book of the Year Award was made in 1946. At that time and until 1952, there was only a single category of award. In 1952 a category for the Picture Books was created, a Younger Readers category in 1982, the Eve Pownall Award for Information Books in 1993, and the Early Childhood in 2001.

For information on the Awards, see the Children’s Book Council of Australia website.