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KROC Awards

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The Kids Reading Oz Choice (KROC) Awards is an opportunity to nominate your favourite Australian authors.

2020 KROC Award Winners

And the 2020 KROC Award Winners as voted by you are...

Best Picture Storybook - Definitely Do Not Open This Book by Andy Lee

Best Fiction for Younger Readers - WeirDo 12 Hopping Weird! by Anh Do

Best Fiction for Older Readers - The 117-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths

Best Fiction for Years 7 to 9 - A Song Only I Can Hear by Barry Jonsberg

Congratulations to all our winners and nominees! And thank you to everyone who voted.

About the KROC Awards

Each year since 1990, City of Darwin Libraries organise and host the The Kids Reading Oz Choice (KROC) Awards which gives children across the Northern Territory the chance to vote and celebrate their favourite Australian author and favourite Australian book. By voting in the KROC Awards they can reward the Australian children's books that have most inspired, amused, terrified, enlightened and engaged them.

The KROC Awards encourage reading across all ages and in many genres as well as acknowledging many talented Australian authors.

Children can vote across 4 categories:

  • Picture Story Books
  • Fiction for Younger Readers
  • Fiction for Older Readers
  • Fiction for Years 7 to 9

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