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Children's Book of the Year Award: Picture Book

Description : The Children's Book of the Year Award: Picture Book has been presented occasionally since 1955 by the Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA).The Award "will be made to outstanding books of the Picture Book genre in which the author and illustrator achieve artistic and literary unity, or, in wordless picture books, where the story, theme or concept is unified through illustrations." Page:c

Children's Book of the Year Award: Picture Book
Awarded forExcellence in Australian picture books
CountryAustralia
Presented byChildren's Book Council of Australia
First awarded1955
Official websitehttp://cbca.org.au/index.htm

The Children's Book of the Year Award: Picture Book has been presented occasionally since 1955 by the Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA).

The Award "will be made to outstanding books of the Picture Book genre in which the author and illustrator achieve artistic and literary unity, or, in wordless picture books, where the story, theme or concept is unified through illustrations."

Award winners

YearAuthorIllustratorBookPublisher
1956Barnard, Peggy !Peggy BarnardHawkins, Sheila !Sheila HawkinsWish and the Magic NutJohn Sands
1957No award
1958Axel PoignantphotographsPiccaninny WalkaboutAngus & Robertson
1959No award
1960No award
1961No award
1962No award
1963No award
1964No award
1965MacIntyre, Elizabeth !Elizabeth MacIntyreHugh's ZooConstable Young Books
1966No award
1968No award
1969Ivan SouthallTed GreenwoodSly Old WardrobeCheshire
1971Paterson, A. B. !A. B. PatersonDigby, Desmond !Desmond DigbyWaltzing MatildaCollins
1974Wagner, Jenny !Jenny WagnerBrooks, Ron !Ron BrooksBunyip of Berkeley's Creek, The !The Bunyip of Berkeley's CreekLongman Young
1975Paterson, A. B. !A. B. PatersonHole, Quentin !Quentin HoleThe Man from IronbarkCollins
1976Roughsey, Dick !Dick RoughseyRoughsey, Dick !Dick RoughseyRainbow SerpentCollins
1978Wagner, Jenny !Jenny WagnerBrooks, Ron !Ron BrooksJohn Brown, Rose and the Midnight CatViking Kestrel
1979Trezise, Percy !Percy TreziseRoughsey, Dick !Dick RoughseyQuinkins, The !The QuinkinsCollins
1980Pavey, Peter !Peter PaveyOne Dragon's DreamNelson Australia
1982Mattingley, Christobel !Christobel MattingleyMullins, Patricia !Patricia MullinsRummageAngus & Robertson
1983Allen, Pamela !Pamela AllenAllen, Pamela !Pamela AllenWho Sank the Boat?Nelson Australia
1984Allen, Pamela !Pamela AllenAllen, Pamela !Pamela AllenBertie and the BearNelson Australia
1986Denton, Terry !Terry DentonDenton, Terry !Terry DentonFelix & AlexanderOxford University Press
1987Smith, Helen !Helen Smith, text based on a story by Kenji MiyazawaMorimoto, Junko !Junko MorimotoKojuro and the BearsCollins
1988Graham, Bob !Bob GrahamGraham, Bob !Bob GrahamCrusher is Coming!Lothian
1989Base, Graeme !Graeme Base (joint winner)Base, Graeme !Graeme BaseEleventh Hour, The !The Eleventh HourViking Books
1989Baillie, Allan !Allan Baillie (joint winner)Tanner, Jane !Jane TannerDrac and the GremlinViking Books
1990Wild, Margaret !Margaret WildVivas, Julie !Julie VivasVery Best of Friends, The !The Very Best of FriendsMargaret Hamilton
1991Graham, Bob !Bob GrahamGraham, Bob !Bob GrahamGreetings from Sandy BeachLothian
1992Jeannie BakerWindowJulia MacRae
1993Graham, Bob !Bob GrahamGraham, Bob !Bob GrahamRose Meets Mr WintergartenPenguin Books
1994Crew, Gary !Gary CrewGouldthorpe, Peter !Peter GouldthorpeFirst LightLothian
1995Crew, Gary !Gary CrewWoolman, Stephen !Stephen WoolmanWatertower, The !The WatertowerKeystone, Era
1996Oliver, Narelle !Narelle OliverHunt, The !The HuntLothian
1997Honey, Elizabeth !Elizabeth HoneyNot a Nibble!Little Ark
1998Morimoto, Junko !Junko Morimoto, translated by Isao MorimotoMorimoto, Junko !Junko MorimotoTwo Bullies, The !The Two BulliesRandom House
1999Marsden, John !John MarsdenTan, Shaun !Shaun TanRabbits, The !The RabbitsLothian
2000Wild, Margaret !Margaret WildSpudvilas, Anne !Anne SpudvilasJenny AngelViking Books
2001Wild, Margaret !Margaret WildBrooks, Ron !Ron BrooksFoxAllen and Unwin
2002Gleeson, Libby !Libby GleesonArmin GrederOrdinary Day, An !An Ordinary DayScholastic Press
2003Jorgensen, Norman !Norman JorgensenHarrison-Lever, Brian !Brian Harrison-LeverIn Flanders FieldsFremantle Arts Centre Press
2004Grant, Joan !Joan GrantCurtis, Neil !Neil CurtisCat and FishLothian
2005Lester, Alison !Alison LesterLester, Alison !Alison LesterAre We There Yet? A Journey Around AustraliaViking Books
2006Thompson, Colin !Colin ThompsonShort and Incredibly Happy Life of Riley, The !The Short and Incredibly Happy Life of RileyLothian
2007Tan, Shaun !Shaun TanTan, Shaun !Shaun TanArrival, The !The ArrivalLothian
2008Ottley, Matt !Matt OttleyRequiem for a BeastLothian
2009Dunstan, Kylie !Kylie DunstanCollecting ColourLothian
2010Rogers, Gregory !Gregory RogersHero of Little Street, The !The Hero of Little StreetAllen & Unwin
2011Jeannie BakerMirrorWalker Books
2011Nicki GreenbergHamletAllen & Unwin
2012Graham, Bob !Bob GrahamGraham, Bob !Bob GrahamBus Called Heaven, A !A Bus Called HeavenWalker Books
2013Hunt, Julie !Julie HuntBrooks, Ron !Ron BrooksCoat, The !The CoatAllen & Unwin
2014Tan, Shaun !Shaun TanTan, Shaun !Shaun TanRules of SummerHachette Australia
2015Kobold, Irena !Irena KoboldBlackwood, Freya !Freya BlackwoodMy Two BlanketsLittle Hare, Hardie Grant Egmont
2016Nadia WheatleyArmin GrederFlightWindy Hollow Books
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