The ABA Kids' Reading Guide Booksellers’ Choice - Children's Book of the Year award recognises the childrens' new release that booksellers most enjoyed reading, marketing and handselling during the previous year.

We believe it is a special award because it is decided by the people who care enough to personally recommend and put a book in the hands of the reading public. 

This award is proudly supported on the membership's behalf by the Kids' Reading Guide.

 Congratulations to all the ABA Kids' Reading Guide Booksellers’ Choice - Children's Book of the Year 2021 shortlistees.

  • Illustrated Encyclopedia of Dangerous Animals by Sami Bayly (Lothian Children's Books)
  • The Year The Maps Changed by Danielle Binks (Lothian Children's Books)
  • Sing Me The Summer by Jane Goodwin and Alison Lester (Affirm Press)
  • The Grandest Bookshop in the World by Amelia Mellor (Affirm Press)
  • We Are Wolves by Katrina Nannestad (ABC Books)
  • The Left-Handed Booksellers of London by Garth Nix (Allen & Unwin Children's)

 Congratulations to all the shortlisted authors! The winner will be announced at 5:00 pm Sunday 20th June as part of the ABA conference in-person and live-streamed program.

 

PREVIOUS WINNER

2020Young Dark Emu: A Truer History by Bruce Pascoe (Magabala Books)