AustLit logo
Best Language Development Book for Young Children (2003-2013)
Subcategory of Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards
The material on this page is available to AustLit subscribers. If you are a subscriber or are from a subscribing organisation, please log in to gain full access. To explore options for subscribing to this unique teaching, research, and publishing resource for Australian culture and storytelling, please contact us or find out more.

Winners

2012 winner y separately published work icon Come Down, Cat! Sonya Hartnett , Lucia Masciullo (illustrator), Camberwell : Penguin , 2011 Z1801791 2011 single work picture book children's

'The day is ending, night is falling, and Nicholas' cat won't come down. High on the roof she licks her paws while Nicholas worries about her up there all alone. How does he coax her into the safe, warm house? She doesn't even want to come down from the roof... or does she?' (From the publisher's website.)

2011 winner y separately published work icon Can We Lick the Spoon Now? Carol Goess , Tamsin Ainslie (illustrator), Kingswood : Working Title Press , 2010 Z1711153 2010 single work picture book children's

'What’s the best thing about making a cake? Licking the spoon, of course! What’s the worst thing about making a cake? Waiting! Share in the fun as Dad and the children get busy in the kitchen.' (Publisher's blurb)

2010 winner y separately published work icon Our Daft Dog Danny Pamela Allen , Pamela Allen (illustrator), Camberwell : Viking , 2009 Z1588566 2009 single work picture book children's

'In the winter, we love to visit Uncle Peter and his dog Millie at the beach.

'But the day we took our dog Danny with us, everything went wrong!

'Until Toby had a good idea...' (Publisher's blurb)

2009 winner y separately published work icon The Terrible Plop Ursula Dubosarsky , Andrew Joyner (illustrator), Melbourne : Penguin , 2009 Z1563323 2009 single work picture book children's (taught in 1 units)

'A picture book about a little rabbit who learns that some things in life aren't as scary as they seem. Based on a Tibetan myth, a sound in the forest sets all the animals running for their lives from the Terrible Plop.'

(Source: Publisher's website)

2008 winner y separately published work icon Is Your Grandmother a Goanna? Pamela Allen , Pamela Allen (illustrator), Camberwell : Viking , 2007 Z1432713 2007 single work picture book children's 'Join the fun and make plenty of noise on this unusual and surprising journey to visit Grandma.' (Publisher's blurb)
2007 winner y separately published work icon Clancy the Courageous Cow Lachie Hume , Lachie Hume (illustrator), Malvern : Omnibus Books , 2006 Z1357072 2006 single work picture book children's "Clancy the cow is a misfit in his herd, but when he proves himself in the annual cow wrestling match, he demonstrates the foolishness of judging by appearances." (Source: Worldcat)
2006 winner y separately published work icon Annie's Chair Deborah Niland , Deborah Niland (illustrator), Camberwell : Penguin , 2005 Z1229984 2005 single work picture book children's

"Today, Annie was boiling mad. Someone was sleeping in her chair! 'No one is allowed on my chair!' Annie tells everyone. But who has broken the rule? And what will Annie do to get her favourite chair back?" (Publisher's blurb)

2005 winner y separately published work icon Where Is the Green Sheep? Mem Fox , Judy Horacek (illustrator), Camberwell : Viking , 2004 Z1108959 2004 single work picture book children's A story about many different sheep, and one that seems to be missing. (Source: Trove)
X