Young Australians Best Book Awards

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How to Participate

Participating in the annual awards process is very easy.  Children get to Recommend, Read, Rate and Reward their favourite Australian book each year.

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What Are the YABBA Awards

The Young Australians Best Book Awards (YABBA) were established in 1985 by a group of Victorians keen to see children engage in reading Australian books.

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Nominations Close

29 March 2019

Last Day For Votes

18 October 2019

Awards Ceremony

29 Oct 2019

It’s Time to Vote

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Nominate your Favourite Australian Books

YABBA is all about getting children’s views on their favourite books. So the entire YABBA program begins with Victorian children recommending their favourite books so others can read them. This is how we compile the shortlist each year.

Virtual Author Visits

YABBA has partnered with the Victorian Department of Education and Training to deliver all members a series of virtual Author visits throughout the year.

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