Australian Book Industry Awards 2018 Shortlist


The Australian Book Industry Awards 2018 Shortlist has been announced! The shortlisted books for children and young adults are...

Small Publishers' Children's Book of the Year Shortlist:

Big Fella Rain, Beryl Webber and illustrated by Fern Martins 

Hello, Melbourne!, Megan McKean 

It's OK to Feel the Way You Do, Josh Langley 

The Elephant, Peter Carnavas 

Under the Love Umbrella, Davina Bell and Allison Colpoys

Book of the Year for Older Children (Ages 13+) Shortlist:

Beautiful Mess, Claire Christian 

Begin, End, Begin: A #LoveOzYA Anthology, Various 

My Life as a Hashtag, Gabrielle Williams 

Tales From a Tall Forest, Shaun Micallef and illustrated by Jonathan Bentley 

The Silent Invasion, James Bradley

Book of the Year for Younger Children (Ages 7-12) Shortlist:

Frankie Fish and the Sonic Suitcase, Peter Helliar and illustrated by Lesley Vamos 

Funny Kid for President, Matt Stanton 

Nevermoor, Jessica Townsend 

Polly and Buster: The Wayward Witch and the Feelings Monster, Sally Rippin 

The 91-Storey Treehouse, Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton

Picture Book of the Year (Ages 0-6) Shortlist:

Do Not Lick This Book, Idan Ben-Barak and illustrated by Julian Frost Florett, Anna Walker 

I’m Australian Too, Mem Fox and illustrated by Ronojoy Ghosh 

No One Likes a Fart, Zoë Foster Blake and illustrated by Adam Nickel 

Pig the Star, Aaron Blabey

The winners will be announced on Thursday 3rd of May.

Find out more here.