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'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

Latest Winners / Recipients

Year: 2014

Ranger's Apprentice John Flanagan , 2004 series - author children's fiction children's fantasy

Year: 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

Year: 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)
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)


Year: 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

Year: 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.)