The YABBA Award winners have been declared for 2021.
Creators and schools gathered virtually to celebrate the 36th Annual YABBA Awards on Tuesday October 19th.
The 2021 Winning Books Are:
Congratulations to the authors, illustrators and publishers of the winning books.
Fiction for Years 7-9
Written by Nova Weetman
Published 2019 by University of Queensland Press
Fiction for Older Readers
The 130-Storey Treehouse
Written by Andy Griffiths
Illustrated by Terry Denton
Published 2020 by Pan Macmillan
Fiction for Younger Readers
Wolf Girl 1: Into the Wild
Written by Anh Do
Illustrated by Jeremy Ley
Published 2019 by Allen & Unwin
Do Not Open This Book Ever
Written by Andy Lee
Illustrated by Heath McKenzie
Published 2020 by Lake Press
Graham Davey Citation
The Graham Davey Citation is presented by the YABBA Council to a book or person that through craft or contribution has made an impact on Australian Children’s literature. This is the only award where children don’t vote, this is an honorary award from the YABBA Council.
This year we acknowledged Sally Rippin for her amazing body of work in children’s literature.
Sally Rippin is Australia’s highest-selling female author. She has written over 50 books, including the ‘Billy B Brown’ series and ‘Polly and Buster’, and is published in eighteen countries.
2021 marks the 10th year that Sally’s books have been shortlisted. In 2014, ‘Bille B Brown: The Best Project’ won the YABBA for Younger Readers.
Sally mentors many emerging creators and supports numerous worthy causes.
Congratulations again Sally Rippin, YABBA’s 2021 Graham Davey Citation recipient.