Books I Love Best Yearly
The BILBY Awards are the Children's Choice Awards organised by The Children's Book Council of Australia (Queensland Branch).
Each year throughout Queensland hundreds of children select their favourite book and nominate it for the BILBY Awards. It is a wonderful opportunity for young people to exercise their voice, to have a say about what they read. This is their very own book award.
2018 BILBY Timeline
Feb 26 - March 29 Term One
Nominations open, children nominate the book they love best
March 29 - Nominations close
April 17 - June 29: Term Two
Children read and choose the book they love best.
June 29 - Voting closes
CBCA Book Week in August - Awards day
2017 BILBY LOGO
We love our new look Bilby and are posting his image everywhere! He will soon make an appearance on our bookmarks and posters. Also this year, we have provided printed copies of a nominations form, whch you can send back to us via snail mail, or email us the results.
Nominations for the BILBY awards are NOW OPEN! VOTE HERE (until March 29)
There are three readership categories:
Picture books and story books for readers under 8 years old
Books for readers aged 8 to 12 years old
Books for readers over 12 to 18
The book can be from anywhere in the world, but must be written or translated into English
It cannot be a previous winner
In each category, the award is for a specific title, not for a book series
2017 BILBY Winners
Pig the Pug
The 78-Storey Treehouse
Andy Griffiths & Terry Denton
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children