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Three to 5 Years
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Subcategory of Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards
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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.

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.

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)

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)

2016 winner y separately published work icon Something Wonderful Karen Blair , Raewyn Caisley (illustrator), Melbourne : Penguin , 2016 9242436 2016 single work picture book children's

'Sam likes to pull things apart and put them back together, and think about how things work. But he is sometimes so busy doing this, he forgets his chores on the family farm.

'Then one day he creates something truly wonderful . . .

'An inspirational story about discovery, invention and the importance of dreams.' (Publication summary)

2014 winner y separately published work icon A Swim in the Sea Sue Whiting , Meredith Thomas (illustrator), Newtown : Walker Books Australia , 2013 6825921 2013 single work picture book children's

'Bruno was too excited for his jam toast. Today was his Big Day. Today, Bruno was going for a swim. A swim in the sea - the big blue sea. But will he be brave enough?' (Publisher's blurb)