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History

'Many great books are nominated [for a YABBA Award] each each, but only one can actually be the winner. Some books are nominated year in year out, but never actually get to win a YABBA Award.

'Once a book has been nominated five times, but has yet to win a YABBA. we feel it deserves recognition for the special place it occupies in the hearts and minds of Victorian children. That’s why we have the Hall of Fame.'

Source: 'YABBA Hall of Fame'

Sighted: 28 October 2014

Winners

2014 Ranger's Apprentice John Flanagan , 2004 series - author children's fiction children's fantasy
2012 y separately published work icon Schooling Around Andy Griffiths , 2008 Sydney : Pan Macmillan Australia , 2008- Z1469805 2008 series - author children's fiction children's adventure
2011 y separately published work icon 4F for Freaks Four F for Freaks Leigh Hobbs , Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2006 Z1230016 2006 single work children's fiction children's (taught in 3 units)

'It's Miss Corker's first day at her new school (in fact, it's her first day at anyschool) and she is looking forward to meeting her class. Leigh Hobbs turns his sharply observant eyes to the oddballs and misfits in Grade 4 in this absolutely hilarious illustrated story for 7-11 year olds.' (Publication summary)

 

2011 y separately published work icon Girl Underground Morris Gleitzman , Camberwell : Puffin , 2004 Z1123984 2004 single work children's fiction children's (taught in 1 units) 'This is a story of friendship, courage and a bit of crime. Bridget wants a quiet life. Including, if possible, keeping her parents out of prison. Then a boy called Menzies makes her an offer she can't refuse, and they set off on a job of their own. It's a desperate, daring plan - to rescue two kids, Jamal and Bibi, from a desert detention centre. Can Bridget and Menzies pull off their very first jail break, or will they end up behind bars too? Sometimes, to help a friend, you have to dig deep.' (Source: Author's website)
2008 y separately published work icon Boyz Rule Felice Arena , Phil Kettle , 2003 South Yarra : Macmillan Education Australia , 2003 Z1118846 2003 series - author children's fiction children's
2007 y separately published work icon Boy Overboard Morris Gleitzman , Camberwell : Puffin , 2002 Z976312 2002 single work children's fiction children's (taught in 4 units) 'A story of adventure, ball control and hope. Jamal and Bibi have a dream. To lead Australia to soccer glory in the next World Cup. But first they must face landmines, pirates, storms and assassins. Can Jamal and his family survive their incredible journey and get to Australia? Sometimes, to save the people you love, you have to go overboard'. (Source: publisher's website.)
2005 y separately published work icon Hitler's Daughter Jackie French , Pymble : HarperCollins , 1999 Z15341 1999 single work children's fiction children's (taught in 2 units) After hearing a fictional tale about Hitler's daughter, Mark wonders what it would be like if someone he loved and trusted turned out to be evil.
2004 y separately published work icon Going Bananas Max Dann , Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1983 Z845952 1983 single work children's fiction children's adventure humour
2004 y separately published work icon Bob the Builder and the Elves Emily Rodda , Sydney : ABC Books , 1998 Z834961 1998 single work children's fiction children's humour

Bob the Builder is a very happy man until the day his nice, messy house is infested with elves. The elves tidy up Bob's house till it's horribly clean and bright. They even shine his working boots, polish his hard hat, and put fairy bread in his lunch box. His mates just laugh and laugh. Bob is so embarrassed! But with the help of Lily Sweet, the lady next door, he achieves a compromise, and lots of good things follow.

2004 y separately published work icon Boss of the Pool Robin Klein , Adelaide : Omnibus Books , 1986 Z862307 1986 single work children's fiction children's Shelley feels uncomfortable around the handicapped people from the hostel where her mother works, but when circumstances lead her to teaching the retarded Ben to swim, she learns some lessons about life and herself
2004 y separately published work icon The Complete Adventures of Blinky Bill Dorothy Wall , Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1939 Z813403 1939 selected work children's fiction children's
2004 The Complete Adventures of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie Snugglepot and Cuddlepie May Gibbs , Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1940 Z916552 1940 selected work children's fiction children's (taught in 3 units)
— Appears in: Kumurins un Kamolins; Es protu lekt pari pelkem; Vetras zens 1999;

'This quintessential collection of May Gibbs’ classic stories was first published in 1940 and has never been out of print since! Featuring the tales of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie (first published in 1918) and its two sequels, Little Ragged Blossom (1920) and Little Obelia (1921). In this new edition, all of May’s original artwork has been sourced and re-scanned and the illustrations look as exquisite as the day May put down her paintbrush all those years ago.' (Source: author's website)

2004 y separately published work icon Cool School : You Make it Happen John Marsden , Sydney : Pan Macmillan Australia , 1995 Z191119 1995 single work novel humour young adult
2004 y separately published work icon Crusher is Coming! Bob Graham , Bob Graham (illustrator), Melbourne : Lothian , 1987 Z863339 1987 single work picture book children's
2004 y separately published work icon The Dead of the Night John Marsden , Chippendale : Pan Macmillan Australia , 1994 Z91026 1994 single work novel young adult

'Hell is still the safest place on earth.

'When you've run out of choices, you've only got yourself.

'As war rages, as the enemy closes in, as Ellie and her friends fight for their lives, they are left with nothing. Nothing but courage, spirit and pride' (Source: bookseller's website).

2004 y separately published work icon The Enemies Robin Klein , North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1985 Z829615 1985 single work children's fiction children's Mary-Anna Clutterworth and Sandra Sutton are bitter enemies, until they have to spend an afternoon in town together and get lost.
2004 y separately published work icon Games Robin Klein , Ringwood : Viking Kestrel , 1986 Z464843 1986 single work novel young adult Three teenage girls spending a weekend in an isolated country house probe the secrets of its past and trigger a series of bizarre events, which may be caused by a mischievous boyfriend or supernatural forces.
2004 y separately published work icon Grandad's Gifts Paul Jennings , Peter Gouldthorpe (illustrator), Port Melbourne : Rigby Heinemann , 1991 Z1024753 1991 single work picture book children's adventure What is the secret of the forbidden cupboard, and whose is the voice that Shane hears calling to him from it each night?
2004 y separately published work icon The Green Wind Thurley Fowler , Sydney : Weldon , 1985 Z794653 1985 single work children's fiction children's
2004 y separately published work icon Jodie's Journey Colin Thiele , Glebe : Walter McVitty Books , 1988 Z34926 1988 single work novel young adult 'Twelve-year-old Jodie, disabled by juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and no longer able to ride her beloved horse Monarch, faces a crisis when the two of them are alone at her remote Australia home and a devastating fire approaches'. (Source: Trove.)
2004 y separately published work icon Junk Castle Robin Klein , Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1983 Z826515 1983 single work children's fiction children's Mr. Drake thinks it's an ugly pile of old rubbish which should go. Mandy, Irene, Con and Splinter know it's a stupendous castle which should stay. Who will win the battle of the junk castle?
2004 y separately published work icon Just Tricking! Andy Griffiths , Belgrave : Brainfright Press , 1992 Z893864 1992 selected work children's fiction children's humour Ever tried to get out of going to school by pretending that you're dead? Ever managed to convince a friend that they're invisible? Ever been stuck in a gorilla suit and nearly put in a zoo? Andy has. Andy's the greatest practical joker in the world ... well, almost. He would be, if only his practical jokes didnt have the annoying habit of backfiring on him.
2004 y separately published work icon Lockie Leonard, Human Torpedo Tim Winton , South Yarra : McPhee Gribble , 1990 Z362664 1990 single work novel young adult humour (taught in 6 units)

'Lockie Leonard, hot surf-rat, is in love. The human torpedo is barely settled into his new school, and already he's got a girl on his mind. And not just any girl: it has to be Vicki Streeton, the smartest, prettiest, richest girl in the class. What chance have you got when your dad's a cop, your mum's a frighteningly understanding parent, your brother wets the bed and the teachers take an instant dislike to you and then you fall in love at twelve-and-three-quarter years old? It can only mean trouble, worry, mega-embarrassment and some wild, wild times ' (Publication summary)

2004 y separately published work icon The Magic Pudding : Being the Adventures of Bunyip Bluegum and His Friends Bill Barnacle and Sam Sawnoff Norman Lindsay , Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1918 Z862346 1918 single work children's fiction children's humour satire (taught in 4 units) "The adventures of two koalas, a penguin, an old sailor and a cantankerous walking, talking pudding that is vulnerable to thieves."
2004 y separately published work icon The Midnight Gang Margaret Wild , Ann James (illustrator), Norwood : Omnibus Books , 1996 Z913128 1996 single work picture book children's 'At midnight, baby Brenda climbs out of her cot, creeps out of the house and joins all the other babies for a wild adventure in the park. As soon as the sun comes up, they toddle home to bed and no-one ever knows what they've been up to ... least of all their families' (Source: online bookseller).
2004 y separately published work icon Misery Guts Morris Gleitzman , Sydney : Piper , 1991 Z816368 1991 single work children's fiction humour children's
2004 y separately published work icon My Grandma Lived in Gooligulch Graeme Base , Graeme Base (illustrator), Melbourne : Nelson , 1983 Z846667 1983 single work picture book children's

`Grandma lived in Gooligulch, Near Bandywallop East. A fair way north of Murrumbum, (Five hundred miles at least).' Here is a rollicking tale with a distinctly Australian flavour. (Publication summary)

2004 y separately published work icon Penny Pollard's Diary Robin Klein , Ann James (illustrator), Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1983 Z830828 1983 single work diary children's humour (taught in 1 units) Penny's diary reveals her love of horses and her hatred of such things as wearing dresses, doing homework and old people until a meeting with the unusual eighty-one-year-old Mrs. Edith Bettany begins to challenge her point of view.
2004 y separately published work icon People Might Hear You Robin Klein , Ringwood : Puffin , 1983 Z830537 1983 single work children's fiction children's When her aunt marries the forbidding Mr. Tyrell, Frances is introduced to the strange beliefs of the temple. She tries to be a 'worthy' member but as she uncovers the temple's secrets she realises she has to escape.
2004 y separately published work icon Pigs Might Fly Emily Rodda , Sydney London : Angus and Robertson , 1986 Z831592 1986 single work children's fiction children's fantasy Rachel was bored with having a cold and having to stay in bed so she wished very hard for something exciting to happen - and it did! She finds herself transported to a place where periodic storms occur which affect the inhabitants in strange ways and cause pigs to float in the air.
2004 y separately published work icon Playing Beatie Bow Ruth Park , Melbourne : Nelson , 1980 Z47803 1980 single work novel young adult fantasy (taught in 5 units) When Abigail joins in the game of Beatie Bow she is transported back in time to a Sydney of the late 19th century where she meets the Bow family, whose fate she can predict, but which she is powerless to change.
2004 y separately published work icon Possum Magic Mem Fox , Julie Vivas (illustrator), Adelaide : Omnibus Books , 1983 Z831721 1983 single work picture book children's (taught in 2 units) Two Australian possums go in search of the magic that will make the invisible one of them visible.
2004 y separately published work icon Power and Glory Emily Rodda , Geoff Kelly (illustrator), St Leonards : Allen and Unwin , 1994 Z834187 1994 single work picture book children's

A boy wants to play with his exciting new video game but keeps being interrupted by members of his family who bring him back to reality. The interruptions are reflected in the on-going playing of the game.

2004 y separately published work icon So Much to Tell You John Marsden , Glebe : Walter McVitty Books , 1987 Z386831 1987 single work novel young adult 'Fourteen year old Marina does not speak, and has not done so for some time. As the story starts, we do not know the reasons why, or for how long. Only that on her release from hospital she was sent to Warrington Boarding School. Soon after term begins, her English teacher gives her class the task of keeping a journal. It is through Marina's entries in this journal, that we learn some of her history. During a fight between her parents, she was accidentally scarred by some acid thrown by her father but intended for her mother. It was this event that brought on her mutism and withdrawal into herself. Gradually, Marina starts to open up, both in her journal entries and in her interactions with others, slowly, slowly, slowly recovering from her traumas, and cultivating the beginnings of new friendships.' (Source: Bookshelf)
2004 y separately published work icon Staying Alive in Year 5 John Marsden , Sydney : Piper Books , 1989 Z837344 1989 single work children's fiction children's

'Scott and his friends are simply staying alive in year 5 until their surprising new teacher, Mr Murlin, comes along.

'Boring textbooks go into the bin, eating chocolate in class becomes compulsory and suddenly it's OK to be weird.

'But Mr Murlin is not popular with everyone...'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2004 Storm Boy Colin Thiele , Adelaide : Rigby , 1963 Z947092 1963 single work children's fiction children's (taught in 3 units)
— Appears in: Kumurins un Kamolins; Es protu lekt pari pelkem; Vetras zens 1999;

The story of a boy and his pelican, Mr Percival, who live on the South Australian Coorong.

2004 y separately published work icon The Third Day, The Frost John Marsden , Sydney : Pan Macmillan Australia , 1995 Z543366 1995 single work novel young adult

What's the biggest danger you can think of? This is bigger. What's the toughest challenge you can imagine? This is tougher. What's the greatest fear you have? You're about to find out.

"How long do you think they'll keep looking for us?" I asked Lee, as we lay there.

"Until they find us," he answered grimly.

They came in summer. They fell upon the land swiftly and suddenly. Through autumn they spread, like locusts, like mice, like a plague. Now it's winter. They're still here. But so too are Ellie and Homer and their friends. (Source: Trove)

2004 y separately published work icon The Timekeeper Emily Rodda , Norwood : Omnibus Books , 1992 Z833872 1992 single work children's fiction children's science fiction Patrick and his sister and brother are drawn into the desperate efforts to repair the Barrier between two parallel worlds before it is destroyed.
2004 y separately published work icon Who Sank the Boat? Pamela Allen , Pamela Allen (illustrator), Melbourne : Nelson , 1982 Z914246 1982 single work picture book humour children's
— Appears in: Selected Picture Books of Pamela Allen 2013;
When a number of animals that live on Mr Peffer's place decide, for no particular reason, to go for a row in a boat on the bay it ends rather unexpectedly.
2004 y separately published work icon Wombat Stew Marcia Kay Vaughan , Pamela Lofts (illustrator), Sydney : Ashton Scholastic , 1984 Z795136 1984 single work picture book children's 'In this classic Australian picture book, a dingo catches a wombat and wants to cook him in a stew. But all the other bush animals have a plan to save their friend. They trick the dingo into using mud, feathers, flies, bugs and gum nuts in his wombat stew, and the result is - a stew the dingo will never forget!' (Source: Publisher's website)
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