AustLit logo
Three to 5 Years
or 3 to 5 Years ; or Three to Five Years
Subcategory of Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards
The material on this page is available to AustLit subscribers. If you are a subscriber or are from a subscribing organisation, please log in to gain full access. To explore options for subscribing to this unique teaching, research, and publishing resource for Australian culture and storytelling, please contact us or find out more.

Latest Winners / Recipients

Year: 2021

winner y separately published work icon Boo Loves Books Kaye Baillie , Tracie Grimwood (illustrator), Frenchs Forest : New Frontier , 2020 18817815 2020 single work picture book children's

'Some dogs are shy and anxious and so are some children. Can Boo and Phoebe turn their fears into a positive experience? This is a charming story of friendship between a shy little girl and a huge, gentle rescue dog.' (Publication summary)

Year: 2020

winner y separately published work icon Charlie's Shell Marina Zlatanova , Marina Zlatanova (illustrator), Chatswood : New Holland , 2019 17281476 2019 single work picture book children's

'Charlie the snail is taunted by three passing slugs. Charlie looks different, he has a big shell on his back. Bewildered and upset, Charlie has a very clever idea - to discard his once-beloved shell so he too could look like a slug. Alas! Being bare is not as easy as it seems. Painful sunburn, pelting hailstones, prickly brambles and a swooping magpie are just some of the many misfortunes to befall a helpless shell-less snail! A snail tale with an important message at the heart - to appreciate the shell you’re in!'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Year: 2019

winner y separately published work icon Tricky's Bad Day Alison Lester , Alison Lester (illustrator), South Melbourne : Affirm Press , 2018 15016408 2018 single work picture book children's

'Poor Tricky! Nothing is going right for him. Milk spills, pyjama buttons won’t work, his little sister wrecks their game, and when he tries to help out, everything gets worse.

'Tricky’s having a very bad day!

'Then Dad has an idea. Outside it’s wild, but there’s a lot to explore…'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Year: 2018

winner y separately published work icon Rodney Loses It! Michael Gerard Bauer , Chrissie Krebs (illustrator), Lindfield : Omnibus Books , 2017 11532235 2017 single work picture book children's

'Rodney was a rabbit who loved nothing more than drawing. He never found it tiresome, tedious or boring. But then one day, disaster struck, the one thing Rodney feared, while working at his drawing desk his pen just...DISAPPEARED! A truly hysterical search for a missing pen, by award-winning author Michael Gerard Bauer.' (Publication summary)

Year: 2017

winner y separately published work icon Me and You Deborah Kelly , Karen Blair (illustrator), Melbourne : Viking , 2017 10201337 2017 single work picture book children's

'A delightful rhyming picture book that celebrates all the special relationships and fun-filled activities in a child’s life, their special bonds with parents, grandparents, cousins, neighbours and pets, as well as all the wonderful fun-filled days they enjoy together: from beach and baking days, to cycling and footy-kicking or simply lazy days. This is a joyous, accessible picture book perfect for sharing with children.' (Publication summary)

X