- COOL Award Winners
The COOL awards is an annual children's choice award voted on by students in
Canberra, the Australian Capital Territory, Australia.cite web |title= Cool Awards - Children's Choice Book Awards in Canberra |publisher= ACT Library and Information Services |url= http://www.library.act.gov.au/kids/cool |accessdate= 2007-08-10] Children are encouraged to read and vote for their favourite books. The votes are tallied and the awards made.
The COOL award name is an acronym, standing for Canberra’s Own Outstanding List.
The ACT Public Library currently convenes the awards and they are administered by a committee representing ACT Government, Catholic and Independent Schools, the ACT Public Library and the Children's Book Council of Australia, ACT Branch. ] The award was first made in 1991.
To see the history of the CBCA and other CBCA Awards, see:"
List of CBCA Awards
Award Categories and Descriptions
There are four categories of the COOL awards::* for most popular Picture Book :* for most popular Fiction for Younger Readers:* for most popular Fiction for Older Readers:* for most popular Fiction for Years 7-9 (commenced in 2007)
Picture Book Award Winners
* 1993 - "Window" by
* 1994 - "Possum Magic" by
* 1995 - "Toby" by
* 1996 and 1997 - "Billy The Punk" by
* 1998 - "The Midnight Gang by
* 1999 - "Grandad’s Teeth" by
* 2000 - "Bamboozled" by
* 2001 and 2002 - no awards made
* 2003 - "Diary Of A Wombat" by
* 2004 - "Mr McGee and the Biting Flea" by
* 2005 - "Mutt Dog!" by
Steven Michael King
* 2006 - "Dougal the Garbage Dump Bear" by
Fiction for Younger Readers Award Winners
* 1991 - "
Round The Twist" by Paul Jennings
* 1992 - "Cabbage Patch Fib" by Paul Jennings
* 1993 - "Unreal" by Paul Jennings
* 1994 - "The Eleventh Hour" by
* 1995 - "The Gizmo" by Paul Jennings
* 1996 and 1997 - "Belly Flop" by
* 1998 - "Wicked" by Paul Jennings
* 1999 - "Bum Face" by
* 2000 - "Bob The Builder And The Elves" by Emily Rodda
* 2001 and 2002 - no awards made
* 2003 - "Deltora Quest 2 series" by Emily Rodda
* 2004 - "Deltora Quest 3 series" by Emily Rodda
* 2005 - "Selby’s Stardom" by
* 2006 - "Tashi and the Forbidden Room" by
Fiction for Older Readers Award Winners
* 1991 - "People Might Hear You" by
* 1992 - "Came Back To Show You I Could Fly" by
* 1993 - "Del-Del" by
* 1994 - "
Playing Beatie Bow" by Ruth Park
* 1995 - joint Winners:::"Tomorrow When The War Began" by John Marsden::"
So Much To Tell You" by John Marsden
* 1996 and 1997 - "Paw Thing" by Paul Jennings
* 1998 - "The Dead Of The Night" by John Marsden
* 1999 - "The Third Day The Frost" by John Marsden
* 2000 - "The Night Is For Hunting" by John Marsden
* 2001 and 2002 - no awards given
* 2003 - "Just Disgusting" by
* 2004 - "
Zombie Bums from Uranus" by Andy Griffiths
* 2005 - "
The Bad Book" by Andy Griffiths
* 2006 - "" by
* List of Australian literary awards
* [http://www.library.act.gov.au/__data/assets/word_doc/0003/57306/shortlist_and_past_winners_2007.doc COOL Awards Shortlist 2007] (Retrieved 10 August 2007)
* [http://www.library.act.gov.au/kids/cool Cool Awards - Children's Choice Book Awards in Canberra] (Retrieved 10 August 2007)
* [http://www.cbc.org.au/awards.htm CBCA Awards] (Retrieved 10 August 2007)
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