The COOL Awards are the children's choice book awards voted for by the young people of the Canberra region (Canberra's Own Outstanding List).
Looking for something for your kids to read? Check out what has been chosen for this years shortlist and borrow them from the library.
The Trouble with Dogs By Bob Graham
The Big Fat Cow that goes Kapow By Andy Griffiths
Boyz Rule Series By Felice Arena
Evil Genius By Catherine Jinks
The shortlist is compiled as a result of suggestions sent in by students. This nomination process occurs in term 1 in schools and libraries throughout Australia. Students have the opportunity to vote for their favourite books in term 4 each year.