Award Winners

Awards are presented in Australia and overseas for the best books published each year for children and young adults. The award winners, honour books and shortlists can be another way to find great books. Some awards are judged by adults, while others are judged by young people. Senior students and teachers may be interested in the major literary awards for adults.

Below are listed the winners in the major awards for young adult books in Australia and overseas over the last 13 years. You will also find links to many other literary awards.

Children’s Book of the Year Awards – Australia

Older Readers Book of the Year

2014 Fiona Wood Wildlife
2013 Margo Lanagan Sea Hearts
2012 Scot Gardner The dead I know
2011 Sonya Hartnett The Midnight Zoo
2010 David Metzenthen Jarvis 24
2009 Shaun Tan Tales from Outer Suburbia
2008 Sonya Hartnett The ghost’s child
2007 Margo Lanagan Red Spikes
2006 J.C. Burke The Story of Tom Brennan
2005 Michael Gerard Bauer The Running Man
2004 Melina Marchetta Saving Francesca
2003 Markus Zusak The Messenger
2002 Sonya Hartnett Forest

Insideadog – The Inkys

Best Australian book (Gold Inky) and best International book (Silver Inky) as voted for by Australian teenagers.

2014 Gold Inky Will Kostakis The First Third
2014 Silver Inky Julie Berry All the Truth that’s in Me
2013 Gold Inky Barry Jonsberg My Life as an Alphabet
2013 Silver Inky Maggie Stiefvater The Raven Boys
2012 Gold Inky Em Bailey Shift
2012 Silver Inky John Green The fault in our stars
2011 Gold Inky James Moloney Silvermay
2011 Silver Inky Cassandra Clare Clockwork Angel
2010 Gold Inky Lucy Christopher Stolen
2010 Silver Inky Maggie Stiefvater Shiver
2009 Gold Inky Randa Abdel-Fattah Where the Streets had a Name
2009 Silver Inky Suzanne Collins The Hunger Games
2008 Gold Inky James Roy Town
2008 Silver Inky Jenny Downham Before I die
2007 Gold Inky Simmone Howell Notes from the teenage underground
2007 Silver Inky John Green Looking for Alaska

Carnegie Medal – UK

2014 Kevin Brooks The Bunker Diary
2013 Sally Gardner Maggot Moon
2012 Patrick Ness A Monster Calls
2011 Patrick Ness Monsters of Men
2010 Neil Gaiman The Graveyard Book
2009 Siobhan Dowd Bog Child
2008 Philip Reeve Here Lies Arthur
2007 Meg Rosoff Just in Case
2006 J.C. Burke The Story of Tom Brennan
2005 Mal Peet Tamar
2004 Frank Cottrell Boyce Millions
2003 Jennifer Donnelly A Gathering Light
2002 Sharon Creech Ruby Holler

Newbery Medal – USA

2015 Kwame Alexander The Crossover
2014 Kate DiCamillo Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures
2013 Katherine Applegate The One and Only Ivan
2012 Jack Gantos Dead End in Norvelt
2011 Clare Vanderpool Moon over Manifest
2010 Rebecca Stead When You Reach Me
2009 Neil Gaiman The Graveyard Book
2008 Laura Amy Schlitz Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village
2007 Susan Patron The Higher Power of Lucky
2006 Lynne Rae Perkins Criss Cross
2005 Cynthia Kadohata Kira-Kira
2004 Kate DiCamillo The Tale of Despereaux
2003 Avi Crispin The Cross of Lead
2002 Linda Sue Park A Single Shard

New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards

Young Adult Fiction category

2014 Elizabeth Knox Mortal Fire
2013 Ted Dawe Into the River
2012 Jack Lasenby Calling the Gods
2011 Fleur Beale Fierce September
2010 Mandy Hager Blood of the Lamb: The Crossing
2009 Kate De Goldi The 10pm Question
2008 Maurice Gee Salt
2007 Bernard Beckett Genesis
2006 Brigid Lowry With Lots of Love from Georgia
2005 Bernard Beckett Malcom and Juliet
2004 Ted Dawe Thunder Road
2003 Margaret Mahy Alchemy
2002 Joanna Orwin Owl

Canadian Children’s Book Centre Awards

Guardian children’s fiction prize (UK)

Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards (US)

The Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature (US)

Alex Awards
Adult books suitable for young adults (US)

Adult Fiction

Man Booker Prize
Commonwealth

Miles Franklin Literary Award
Australian

Speculative fiction

Aurealis Awards

Authors – International Awards

Hans Christian Andersen Award

Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award

Illustration

Kate Greenaway Medal (UK)

Caldecott Medal (USA)

3 Responses to “Award Winners”

  1. jack Says:

    This is a good book because it’s plot is intriuging and has a lot of twists and suspense. The story is written well because it is very descriptive and informative. It has some good action as well and it can be pretty sad in some parts too. I rate 8/8

  2. joshua Says:

    i think that the hunger games is a good book because there is a lot of action and it is very interesting the way everything is setup.

  3. joshua Says:

    The hobbit is a good book because it keeps the reader engaged and the isn’t any boring parts to it. There is also a lot of action and also a lot of puzzles


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