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English and Literacy

This guide supports the teaching of P-12 English, and literacy as an integral element of the curriculum.

Children's Book Awards Collection - Giblin Eunson Library

The Giblin Eunson library holds a complete set of award winning children's books from Australia, the UK and the US. Prize winning books are a marker of quality and excellence in children’s literature.

This collection is located on Upper Ground of the Giblin Eunson library and is only available for use within the library. However, duplicate copies of all titles may be borrowed from the Junior Fiction collection (Giblin Eunson J) and the Picture Book collection (Giblin Eunson  Z) located on Level 1.

Australian Children's Book Awards

The Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) awards annual prizes in five categories:

  • CBCA Book of the Year: Older Readers
  • CBCA Book of the Year: Younger Readers
  • CBCA Book of the Year: Early Childhood
  • CBCA Picture Book of the Year
  • The Eve Pownall Award for Information Books 

The Crichton Award for New Illustrators, administered by the Victorian Branch of the CBCA, aims to recognize and encourage new talent in the field of Australian children's book illustration.

The Inky Award for Youth Literature

The Prime Minister's Literary Awards for Children's Fiction and Young Adults Fiction.

The YABBA- Young Australian Best Book Award -a children's choice book award.

Link to Shortlists for Australian Awards.

International Children's Book Awards

British Awards

  • The Carnegie Medal is awarded by children's librarians for an outstanding book for children and young people.
  • The Kate Greenaway Medal is awarded by children's librarians for an outstanding book in terms of illustration for children and young people.

Link to UK Awards - Winners and Shortlists page

 American Awards

  • The Newbery Medal is awarded to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

             Full list of Newbery Medal and Honor Books, 1922-Present

  • The Caldecott Medal is awarded to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.

             Full list of Caldecott Medal & Honor Books, 1938-Present

  • The Michael L. Printz  Award goes annually to "a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature".

             Full list of Michael L. Printz Award winners 2000- Present 

Link to U.S. Awards - Winners and Shortlists page