The Australian Publishers Association 2021 ABIA longlist

The Australian Publishers Association 2021 ABIA longlist

The Australian Publishers Association announced the 2021 ABIA longlist today. The longlist introduces the titles, publishers and authors in the running for a coveted ABIA. It’s a cracking list, check it out below.

Book of the Year for Older Children (Ages 13+)

  • Aurora Burning: The Aurora Cycle 2, Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (Allen & Unwin, Allen & Unwin)
  • Future Girl, Asphyxia (Allen & Unwin, Allen & Unwin)
  • Jane Doe and the Key of All Souls, Jeremy Lachlan (Hardie Grant Children’s Publishing, Hardie Grant Children’s Publishing)
  • Please Don’t Hug Me, Kay Kerr (Text Publishing, Text Publishing)
  • The End of the World is Bigger than Love, Davina Bell (Text Publishing, Text Publishing)
  • The F Team, Rawah Arja (Giramondo, Giramondo Publishing)
  • The Left-Handed Booksellers of London, Garth Nix (Allen & Unwin, Allen & Unwin)
  • This One is Ours, Kate O’Donnell (University of Queensland Press, UQP)

Book of the Year for Younger Children (Ages 7-12)

  • Finding Our Heart, Thomas Mayor; Illustrated by Blak Douglas (Hardie Grant Publishing, Hardie Grant Travel)
  • Hollowpox: The Hunt for Morrigan Crow, Jessica Townsend (Hachette Australia Pty Ltd, Lothian Children’s Books)
  • The Grandest Bookshop in the World, Amelia Mellor (Affirm Press, Affirm Press)
  • The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Dangerous Animals, Sami Bayly (Hachette Australia Pty Ltd, Lothian Children’s Books)
  • The Year the Maps Changed, Danielle Binks (Hachette Australia Pty Ltd, Lothian Children’s Books)
  • Took The Children Away, Archie Roach; Illustrated by Ruby Hunter (Simon & Schuster Australia, Simon & Schuster Australia)
  • We Are Wolves, Katrina Nannestad (HarperCollins Publishers, ABC Books)
  • When Rain Turns to Snow, Jane Godwin (Hachette Australia Pty Ltd, Lothian Children’s Books)

Children’s Picture Book of the Year (Ages 0-6)

  • Aunty’s Wedding, Miranda Tapsell, Joshua Tyler and Samantha Fry (Allen & Unwin, Allen & Unwin)
  • Bluey: The Creek Bluey (Penguin Random House, Puffin)
  • Our Home, Our Heartbeat, Adam Briggs, Kate Moon and Rachael Sarra (Hardie Grant Children’s Publishing, Little Hare)
  • Respect, Aunty Fay Muir and Sue Lawson; Illustrated by Lisa Kennedy (Magabala Books)
  • Sing Me the Summer, Jane Godwin and Alison Lester (Affirm Press, Affirm Press)
  • The Fire Wombat, Jackie French and Danny Snell (HarperCollins Publishers, HarperCollins Publishers)
  • When We Say Black Lives Matter, Maxine Beneba Clarke (Hachette Australia Pty Ltd, Lothian Children’s Books)
  • Windows, Jonathan Bentley and Patrick Guest (Hardie Grant Children’s Publishing, Little Hare)

For the full list, including adults’ categories, click here.

A shortlist will be released on Monday 12 April, with winners announced at the publishing industry’s night of nights on Wednesday 28 April.

Better Reading is a major sponsor of the ABIA Awards – We’ll be keeping you up-to-date on all the news as it unfolds, both before and during the event.

You can also keep up with ABIA 2021 news at:

Abiawards.com.au

#ABIA2021

Twitter @ABIA_Awards

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