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History

'The Avis Page Award is presented in Recognition of Outstanding Voting results.

'During the period of 1985 – 2008 it was presented to the highest ranked Australian Author in the Older Readers category.' (Source: http://wayrba.org.au/past-winners/avis-page-award-winners/ )

Latest Winners / Recipients

Year: 2014

winner Anthony Horowitz for Eagle Strike (Graphic Novel)

Year: 2008

winner y separately published work icon On the Jellicoe Road Melina Marchetta , Camberwell : Penguin , 2006 Z1285131 2006 single work novel young adult

'Taylor Markham is not a popular choice. She is erratic, has no people skills and never turns up to meetings. Not to mention the incident when she ran off in search of her mother and only got halfway there. But she's lived at Jellicoe School most of her life and as leader of the boarders that's her greatest asset. Especially now the cadets, led by the infamous Jonah Griggs, have arrived. The territory wars between the boarders, townies and cadets are about to recommence.

'But Taylor has other things on her mind; a prayer tree, the hermit who whispered in her ear, and a vaguely familiar drawing in the local police station. Taylor wants to understand the mystery of her own past. But Hannah, the woman who found her, has suddenly disappeared, leaving nothing but an unfinished manuscript about five kids whose lives entwined twenty years ago on the Jellicoe Road ...' (Publisher's blurb)

Year: 2007

winner y separately published work icon Destroying Avalon Kate McCaffrey , Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 2006 Z1317087 2006 single work novel young adult (taught in 1 units) 'When Avalon moves to the city her life is turned upside down. Starting at a new high school, she finds herself at the centre of a brutal cyber-bullying campaign. She is inundated with obscene text messages, and subject to increasingly vicious web site postings, as things spiral out of control. Miserable and isolated, Avalon relies on a small group of new friends. But as the threats escalate, is anyone safe?' - back cover

Year: 2006

winner y separately published work icon Hover Car Racer Matthew Reilly , Sydney : Pan Macmillan Australia , 2004 Z1116861 2004 single work children's fiction children's

'Meet Jason Chaser, hover car racer. He's won himself a place at the International Race School, where racers either make it on to the Pro Circuit - or they crash and burn.

'But he's an outsider. He's younger than the other racers. His car, the Argonaut, is older. And on top of that, someone doesn't want him to succeed at the School and will do anything to stop him.

'Now Jason Chaser isn't just fighting for his place on the starting line, he's racing for his life.' (Publication summary)

Year: 2005

winner y separately published work icon Scarecrow Matthew Reilly , Sydney : Macmillan , 2003 Z1070440 2003 single work novel thriller

'FIFTEEN NAMES

There are 15 targets, the finest warriors

in the world - commandos, spies, terrorists.

And they must all be dead by 12 noon, today.

The price on their heads: almost $20 million each.

'ONE HERO

Among the names on the target list, one stands

out. An enigmatic Marine named Shane Schofield,

call-sign: Scarecrow.


'NO LIMITS

And so Schofield is plunged into a headlong race

around the world, pursued by a fearsome

collection of international bounty hunters -

including the 'Black Knight', a notoriously

ruthless hunter who seems intent on eliminating

only Schofield.


'The race is on and the pace is frantic as Schofield

fights for survival, in the process unveiling a

vast international conspiracy and the terrible

reason why he cannot, under any circumstances,

be allowed to live...

'He led his men into hell in Ice Station.

He protected the President against all odds in Area 7.

This time it's different.

'Because this time SCARECROW is the target.' (Publication summary)

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