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.
Jan 23 - March 31 Term One Nominations open, children nominate the book they love best
March 31 - Nominations close
April 18 - September 15: Terms Two and Three - Shortlist announced, children read and choose the book they love best.
September 15 - Voting closes
November 22 - Awards day. Winners are announced at Bulimba State School.
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.
All information about voting is here.
Nominations for the BILBY awards are NOW OPEN! VOTE HERE (until March 31)
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
2016 BILBY Award Winners
The Book with No Pictures
B J Novak
The 65-Storey Treehouse
Andy Griffiths & Terry Denton