Children’s Book of the Year shortlist (2016)

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Hey diddle diddle, Mr Huff in the middle, the cow tripped over the moon. The little dog laughed to see such fun and the piranha ran away with the… banana??!!

If this makes no sense, then read on, because the The Children’s Book Council of Australia has just released its Book of the Year Shortlist for 2016.

With picture books for little ones and page-turners for school kids, these books are the best of the best for young readers (and grown-ups will love them too – yay!).

With brilliant artwork, colourful characters and plots that will fire up young imaginations, your reading list is complete and story time is sorted!

So without further ado, here are the shortlisted books. Enjoy!

Book for the Year: Early Childhood Shortlist

Piranhas-Don't-Eat-Banana-by-Aaron-Blabey

Piranhas Don’t Eat Bananas by Aaron Blabey:

Available from Book Depository with free shipping.

 

Perfect

Perfect by Danny Parker & Freya Blackwood:

Available from Book Depository with free shipping.

 

Ollie-and-the-wind

Ollie and the Wind by Ronojoy Ghosh:

Available from Book Depository with free shipping.

 

My-Dog-Bigsy-

My Dog Bigsy by Alison Lester:

Available from Book Depository with free shipping.

 

Mr-Huff

Mr Huff by Anna Walker:

Available from Book Depository with free shipping.

 

The-Cow-Tripped-over-the-Moon

The Cow Tripped over the Moon by Tony Wilson & Laura Wood:

Available from Book Depository with free shipping.

 

Book of the year: Young Readers Shortlist

Molly-and-Pim

Molly & Pim and the Millions of Stars by Martine Murray:

Available from Book Depository with free shipping.

 

Run-Pip-Run

Run, Pip, Run: An adventure on the streets of the city by J.C. Jones:

Available from Book Depository with free shipping.

 

The-Cleo-Stories

The Cleo Stories: A Friend and a Pet by Libby Gleeson & Freya Blackwood:

Available from Book Depository with free shipping.

 

Sisters-heart

Sister Heart by Sally Morgan:

Available from Book Depository with free shipping.

 

soon

Soon by Morris Gleitzman:

Available from Book Depository with free shipping.

 

Star-of-Deltora

Star of Deltora Shadow of the Master by Emily Rodda:

 

Picture Book of the Year Shortlist

And-the-band-played-waltzing-Matilda

And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda by Eric Bogle and Bruce Whatley:

Available from Book Depository with free shipping.

 

Flight

Flight by Armin Greder & Nadia Wheatley:

Available from Book Depository with free shipping.

 

My-Dead-Bunny

My Dead Bunny by Sigi Cohen & James Foley:

Available from Book Depository with free shipping.

 

Ride-Ricardo-Ride

Ride, Ricardo, Ride by Phil Cummings & Shane Devries:

Available from Book Depository with free shipping.

 

Suri's-Wall

Suri’s Wall by Lucy Estela & Matt Ottley:

Available from Book Depository with free shipping.

 

One-step-at-a-time

One Step at a Time by Jane Jolly & Sally Heinrich:

Available from Book Depository with free shipping.