Established in 2008, the Indie Book Awards aimed to create unique award recognising and rewarding the best Australian writing as chosen by Australian Independent Booksellers. The Awards celebrate the enormous depth and range of literary talent in this nation.
The Indie Awards differ from other literary awards because they are chosen by independent booksellers who are renowned for their love of books and reading, support new and emerging Australia authors and foster a love of quality writing.
Now entering its tenth year, the Awards recognise and celebrate the indie booksellers as one of the biggest supporters of Australian authors. Since the Awards inception ten years ago, Indies have a well-deserved reputation for picking the best of the best in Australian writing.
Just in time for some last minute Christmas shopping, here are the ten longlisted children’s titles:
Pig the Star by Aaron Blabey
Mopoke by Philip Bunting
I’m Australian Too by Mem Fox & Ronojoy Ghosh (Illus)
The Very Noisy Baby by Alison Lester
I Just Ate My Friend by Heidi McKinnon
Tales From a Tall Forest by Shaun Micallef
The Extremely Inconvenient adventures of Bronte Mettlestone by Jaclyn Moriarty
Polly and Buster: The Wayward Witch and the Feelings Monster by Sally Rippin
Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend
Florette by Anna Walker