Shadow Judging Book of the Year Awards Announced

Book Brief | Aug 2023

The Children’s Book Council of Australia’s Shadow Judging Book of the Year Awards have been announced. Young voices from across Australia have joined the conversation on this year’s CBCA Book of the Year Shortlist and chosen their own winners.

Year Awards 2023 winners


Completely Normal and Other Lies by Biffy JamesOlder readers

Completely Normal (and Other Lies) by Biffy James




August and jJones by Pip HarryYounger readers

August & Jones by Pip Harry




Lionel and me Early childhood

Lionel and Me by Corinne Fenton, illustrated by Tracie Grimwood




Frank's Red Hat by Sean E AveryPicture book of the year

Frank’s Red Hat by Sean E Avery




The Deep by Jess McGeachinEve Pownall Award

Deep: Dive into Hidden Worlds by Jess McGeachin




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