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. 

ABA Kids' Reading Guide Booksellers’ Choice - Children's Book of the Year shortlist:


The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Peculiar Pairs in Nature by Sami Bayly (Lothian Children's  Books)
Tomorrow is a Brand-New Day by Davina Bell & Allison Colpoys (Illustrator) (Scribble)
Dragon Skin by Karen Foxlee (Allen & Unwin)
Somebody's Land: Welcome to Our Country by Adam Goodes, Ellie Laing & David Hardy (illustrator) (Allen & Unwin)
Rabbit, Soldier, Angel, Thief by Katrina Nannestad (ABC Books)
Heroes, Rebels and Innovators: Inspiring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People from History by Karen Wyld & Jaelyn Biumaiwai (illustrator) Lothian Children's Books

 

PREVIOUS WINNERS

2021: The Grandest Bookshop in the World by Amelia Mellor (Affirm Press)
2020Young Dark Emu: A Truer History by Bruce Pascoe (Magabala Books)
 
This award is proudly supported on the membership's behalf by the Kids' Reading Guide.