BILBY Awards

Books I Love Best Yearly

The BILBY Awards are children's choice awards organised by the Queensland Branch of the Children's Book Council of Australia

The BILBY Awards were instituted in 1990. Each year since then the children of Queensland have been invited to select their favourite books which they have read in the previous year. Prior to 1997 there were three categories for primary students - Read Alone, Read Aloud and Read Australian - and one category for Secondary. In 1997 the current readership format was introduced, though the Early Readers category was first called the Picture Books category, then the Early Childhood category.