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Penguin books selected for the CBCA Notables 2022

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CBCA Book Awards Notables 2022

Congratulations to all the Penguin and Puffin authors and illustrators who have made it onto the list of CBCA Notables this year.

Established in 1945, the Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) is a not-for-profit, volunteer run organisation which aims to engage the community with literature for young Australians. The CBCA presents annual awards to books of literary merit, for outstanding contribution to Australian children's literature. 

The 2022 CBCA Book Awards shortlist will be announced on Tuesday 29 March, and the winners and honours will be announced on Friday 19 August.

Book of the Year: Older Readers

House of Hollow

A New York Times Bestseller!
An Instant Indie Bestseller!
'This dark, deliciously twisted novel has everything you could hope for as a reader – a brilliant concept, glamorous characters with secrets to hide, immersive world-building, and some of the finest writing I’ve seen in YA fiction. I’ll put it like this – I am obsessed with House of Hollow.’ Louise O'Neill, author of Printz Honor Book, Asking For It

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The Midnight Girls

In a snow-cloaked kingdom, two wicked rivals secretly compete for the pure heart of a prince, only to discover they might be falling for each other.

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The Prison Healer

'Lynette Noni is a masterful storyteller. A must-read for any fantasy lover!' SARAH J. MAAS, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author

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Book of the Year: Early Childhood