Kids Book of the Year Award event 2021 

Anna Whateley for Secondary students.

Nat Amoore for Primary students.


Students from across NSW will review titles from  the Older Readers & Younger Readers category of the 2021 CBCA Book of the Year Awards.


Following this event, viewers are invited to watch the online announcement of the CBCA Book of the Year Winners, coming from South Australia. 

View online or after the event


Friday August 20, 2021

online @ 11.15 - 12.00

(then available on demand) 


2 sessions: Secondary school & Primary school 


Free for CBCA Member schools & Individual members


                                 $25.00 Non-member schools                                    

2021shortlisted author Anna Whateley will share with high school students her title Peta Lyre’s Rating Normal.

Peta Lyre’s Rating Normal is a contemporary YA novel set in suburban Brisbane bayside, and follows sixteen-year-old Peta through a difficult year of change, and questions of self, gender, sexuality, and friendship. Peta has ADHD and is autistic. With sensory issues and a gift for words and puzzles her mind is a busy place.

Following her therapist’s rules for ‘normal’ behaviour, Peta lives in a state of dissonance. Can she decide which rules to follow, and which to break? Can she survive falling in love, and still keep rating normal?    

The effervescent Nat Amoore will delight primary students with the back story to her hilarious books including her newest title.

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