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The BookPeople Kids' Reading Guide - Children's Book of the Year award recognises the childrens' new release that booksellers most enjoyed reading, marketing and handselling during the previous year.We believe it is a special award because it is decided by the people who care enough to personally recommend and put a book in the hands of the reading public. 

BookPeople Kids' Reading Guide - Children's Book of the Year 2023

  • Runt by Craig Silvey (Allen & Unwin)


2022 WinnerRabbit, Soldier, Angel, Thief by Katrina Nannestad (ABC Books)
2021 Winner: The Grandest Bookshop in the World by Amelia Mellor (Affirm Press)
2020 Winner: Young Dark Emu: A Truer History by Bruce Pascoe (Magabala Books)
This award is proudly supported on the membership's behalf by the Kids' Reading Guide.