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Jane Godwin Jane Godwin i(A33795 works by)
Born: Established: 1964 ;
Gender: Female
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BiographyHistory

Jane Godwin is a writer of children's books, and works as a publisher of children's books for Penguin Books Australia. Her books have been published in the UK, US, Japan, France, Korea, Spain, Italy, and China. She lives in Melbourne.

Godwin's work has been shortlisted, longlisted and recognised as notable by many award bodies, including the Children's Book Council of Australia, the Young Australian Best Book Awards, the Speech Pathology Book of the Year Awards, Australian Book Industry Awards, and Queensland Literary Awards.  

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Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Sing Me the Summer South Melbourne : Affirm Press , 2020 19843943 2020 single work picture book children's

'Splash into summer with this glorious love letter to the seasons.

'Combining Jane Godwin's sparkling text and Alison Lester's whimsical watercolours, Sing Me the Summer celebrates those precious everyday moments that stay with us forever.' (Publication summary)

2021 shortlisted Booksellers Choice Award Children's Book of the Year
2021 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book Picture Books
2021 shortlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Children's Picture Book of the Year
2021 shortlisted Indie Awards Children's
y separately published work icon When Rain Turns to Snow Sydney : Lothian , 2020 18883135 2020 single work children's fiction children's

'A runaway, a baby and a whole lot of questions...

'Lissa is home on her own after school one afternoon when a stranger turns up on the doorstep carrying a baby. Reed is on the run - surely people are looking for him? He's trying to find out who he really is and thinks Lissa's mum might have some answers. But how could he be connected to Lissa's family - and why has he been left in charge of a baby? A baby who is sick, and getting sicker ...

'Reed's appearance stirs up untold histories in Lissa's family, and suddenly she is having to make sense of her past in a way she would never have imagined. Meanwhile, her brother is dealing with a devastating secret of his own.' (Publication summary)

2021 shortlisted CBCA Book of the Year Awards Book of the Year: Older Readers
2021 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book Older Readers
2021 longlisted APA Book Design Awards Best Designed Young Adult Book designed by Allison Colpoys
2021 longlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Australian Book of the Year for Younger Children
2021 longlisted Indie Awards Young Adult
y separately published work icon I'll Always Be Older Than You Richmond : Hardie Grant Egmont , 2020 18442778 2020 single work picture book children's

'I’ll teach you to peel bananas,
eat ice-cream in a cone.

'It’s lucky you’ve got me –
I had to learn this on my own.

'A big sister marvels at how she will always be older than her baby brother, no matter how much he grows. 

'A celebration of the bond between siblings from acclaimed author Jane Godwin, with glorious illustrations from Sara Acton.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2021 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book Early Childhood
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