Children’s Book Week Award winners

banner with artwork promoting CBCA Book Week 2022

CBCA have announced the 2022 Book of the Year winning titles! Congratulations to these very talented Australian authors and illustrators.

Want to read the shortlisted and winning titles? Click the links below to browse our catalogue, and use your library card to place a hold today, or visit your local library.

  • Older Readers: Tiger Daughter by Rebecca Lim – book or eBook
  • Younger Readers: A Glasshouse of Stars by Shirley Marr – book, audiobook or eBook
  • Early Childhood: Jetty Jumping by Andrea Rowe illustrated by Hannah Sommerville – book and on StoryBox Library read by Angourie Rice
  • The Picture Book of the Year: Iceberg illustrated by Jess Racklyeft and text by Claire Saxby – book, eBook and on StoryBox Library read by Angourie Rice
  • The Eve Pownall Award: Still Alive, Notes from Australia’s Immigration Detention System by Safdar Ahmed – book
  • CBCA Award for New Illustrator: The Boy Who Tried to Shrink His Name illustrated by Michelle Pereira, written by Sandhya Parappukkaran – book and on StoryBox Library

To view the full list of winners and honourable mentions, visit the CBCA website

What’s happening for Children’s Book Week at Libraries Tasmania?

To see what’s happening at your local library, go to and search ‘Libraries Tasmania’, or simply call your local library.

To watch authors and actors read some of the CBCA Book Week shortlisted titles on Story Box, log in to Story Box using your library card details and choose your title.