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ABIA Children’s and YA Winners

May 23, 2016

The Australian Book Industry Awards are decided by a panel of industry experts, who get together to celebrate (and assess) some of the fantastic titles that are published in Australia each and every year. In 2015 the top overall award for Book of the Year went to a kids book: The 52-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton!

You can learn more about the awards and the shortlisted titles here.

For 2016 there were three specific children’s categories, and the winners are below! Congratulations to all the shortlisted titles, here’s to another year of great publishing in Australia.


IlluminaeABIA Book of the Year for Older Children (age range 8 to 14 years): 

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff, Allen & Unwin





65 Storey TreehouseBook of the Year for Younger Children (age range 0 to 8 years): 

The 65-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths, illustrated by Terry Denton, Pan Macmillan.





the-underwater-fancy-dress-paradeSmall Publishers’ Children’s Book of the Year:

The Underwater Fancy-Dress Parade by Davina Bell, illustrated by Allison Colpoys, Scribble.


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