Longlist for the Indie Book Awards 2020



The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Ugly Animals by Sami Bayly (Lothian Children's Books) 

Into the Wild: Wolf Girl, Book 1 by Anh Do, illustrated by Jeremy Ley (Allen and Unwin Children's) 

Tilly by Jane Godwin, illustrated by Anna Walker (Scholastic Press) 

The Tiny Star by Mem Fox & Freya Blackwood (Puffin Australia) 

How to Make a Movie in 12 Days by Fiona Hardy (Affirm Press) 

Mr Chicken All Over Australia by Leigh Hobbs (Allen and Unwin Children's) 

The Painted Ponies by Alison Lester (Allen and Unwin Children’s) 

Young Dark Emu: A Truer History by Bruce Pascoe (Magabala Books) 

A Trip to the Beach by Gwyn Perkins (Affirm Press) 

The Glimme by Emily Rodda, illustrated by Marc McBride (Omnibus Books)



The Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling by Wai Chim (Allen and Unwin Children's) 

How It Feels to Float by Helena Fox (Pan Australia) 

Aurora Rising: The Aurora Cycle 1 by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (Allen and Unwin Children's) 

It Sounded Better in My Head by Nina Kenwood (Text Publishing) 

Monuments by Will Kostakis (Lothian Children's Books) 

Weapon by Lynette Noni (Pantera Press) 

Invisible Boys by Holden Sheppard (Fremantle Press) 

Land of Fences by Mark Smith (Text Publishing) 

This Is How We Change the Ending by Vikki Wakefield (Text Publishing) 

I Am Change by Suzy Zail (Black Dog Books)