Children’s Book Council of Australia – Eve Pownall Award for Information 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 Eve Pownall Award for Information Books was established in 1993 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 search for Young dark emuYoung Dark Emu: A Truer History Bruce Pascoe

2019

Sorry day Coral Vass illust. Dub Leffler

2018

Do not lick this book Idan Ben-Barak illust. Julian Frost

2017

Amazing Animals of Australia's National Parks Gina M Newton

2016

Lennie The Legend: Solo to Sydney by Pony Stephanie Owen Reeder

2015

A-Z of Convicts in Van Diemen's Land Simon Barnard

2014

JeremyCover of Jeremy Christopher Faille; illustrated by Danny Snell

2013

Tom the Outback mailman Kristin Weidenbach; illustrated by Timothy Ide

2012

One small island: the story of Macquarie Island Alison Lester and Coral Tulloch

2011

The return of the word spy Ursula Dubosarsky; illustrated by Tohby Riddle

2010

Australian backyard explorer Peter Macinnis

2009

Alive in the death zone Lincoln Hall

2008

Parsley Rabbit’s book about booksCover: Parsley Rabbit's Book about Books Frances Watts; illustrated by David Legge

2007

The penguin book: birds in suits Mark Norman>
Scarecrow Army: The ANZACS at Gallipoli Leon Davidson

2005

To the moon and back: the amazing Australians at the forefront of space travel plus fantastic moon facts Bryan Sullivan with Jackie French; illustrated by Gus Gordon

2004

Animal architects John Nicholson

2003

Iron in the blood: convicts and commandants in colonial AustraliaCover: Iron in the Blood Alan Tucker

2002

Papunya School book of country and history Papunya School Publishing Committee

2001

Olympia: warrior athletes of ancient Greece David Kennett; text by Dyan Blacklock

2000

Fishing for islands John Nicholson

1999

Going for Kalta Yvonne Edwards

1998

A home among the gum trees John Nicholson

1997

Killer plants Gordon Cheers

1996

The First Fleet John Nicholson

1995

New faces: the complete book of alternative pets Robin Stewart

1994

>V for vanishing: an alphabet of endangered animals Patricia Mullins

1993

Tjarany Roughtail: the dreaming of the roughtail lizard and other stories told by the Kukatja Gracie Greene and Joe Tramacchi; illustrated by Lucille Gill

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