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Winners

2012 winner y separately published work icon Tashi and the Golem Anna Fienberg , Barbara Fienberg , Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2009 Z1634351 2009 single work children's fiction children's
2011 winner y separately published work icon The Very Bad Book Andy Griffiths , Sydney : Pan Macmillan Australia , 2010 Z1727209 2010 selected work children's fiction poetry children's humour 'In a very bad wood,
There was a very bad house.
And in that very bad house,
There was a very bad room.
And in that very bad room,
There was a very bad cupboard.
And in that very bad cupboard,
There was a very bad shelf.
And on that very bad shelf,
There was a very bad box.
And in that very bad box,
There was a VERY BAD BOOK...
AND THIS IS IT!!!' (From the publisher's website.)
2010 winner y separately published work icon The Big Fat Cow that Goes Kapow Andy Griffiths , Sydney : Pan Macmillan , 2008 Z1517960 2008 single work children's fiction children's humour

'More rhyming mayhem and comic madness from the bestselling duo of the inspired JUST! series. Andy Griffiths’ rhyming text — that will entice and engage the most reluctant child to read while laughing all the way — is hilariously counterpointed by Terry Denton’s delightfully wonky illustrations. A side-splitting companion to the award-winning and Children's Book Council shortlisted title, The Cat on the Mat is Flat.' (Publication summary)

2008 winner y separately published work icon Just Shocking! Andy Griffiths , Sydney : Pan Macmillan Australia , 2007 Z1377034 2007 selected work children's fiction children's humour

'Is this the right book for you?

'Take the SHOCKING TEST and find out.

  1. Do you wish you could drive around in a monster truck crushing everybody and everything that gets in your way?
  2. Do you love watching videos of people having painful accidents?
  3. Do you do any – or all – of the following: touch electric fences, play with loaded mousetraps or put buttons up your nose?
  4. Do you think stories about exploding pink butterflies are funny?
  5. Do you ever laugh so hard that you feel like you're going to throw up all over yourself... and then you actually do?

'SCORE: One point for each yes answer.
3-5: You are a shocking, shocking person! You will love this book.
1-2: You are quite shocking! You will love this book.
0: What a shocking score! You will love this book.' (Publication summary)
 
2007 winner y separately published work icon The Cat on the Mat Is Flat Andy Griffiths , Sydney : Pan Macmillan Australia , 2006 Z1288641 2006 selected work children's fiction children's humour

'Look! Look!

Look at this book!

'Funny stories by Andy G.

with silly pictures by Terry D!

'There’s a rat with a bat and a very flat cat

and a frog and a hog on a jet-rocket log

and a snack-stealing yak-in-a-sack called Jack

and a duck with a truck that sucks up muck!

'All these and lots more

can be found in this book,

so open it up

and...

'Look! Look! Look!' (Publication summary)

2005 winner y separately published work icon Selby's Stardom Duncan Ball , Pymble : Angus and Robertson , 2002 Z1241141 2002 single work children's fiction children's

'Selby has landed a major film role - Frodo, the talking dog - in a major sci-fi film. The film's producers use animation and voiceovers to give him the appearance of speaking; and, Selby is lauded and feted around town as a real talking dog. But there is a hitch - can Selby save the movie?' (Publication summary)

2004 winner Deltora Quest 3 Emily Rodda , 2003- series - author children's fiction children's fantasy
2003 winner Deltora Quest 2 Emily Rodda , 2000 2000 series - author children's fiction children's fantasy
2000 winner 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.

1999 winner y separately published work icon Bumface Morris Gleitzman , Ringwood : Puffin , 1998 Z834412 1998 single work children's fiction children's humour Bumface! That's who Angus wants to be. He dreams of being bold, brave, wild and free. Like the pirate in the stories he tells his younger brother and sister. Instead Angus is just plain tired from changing nappies and wiping food off walls. His mum calls him Mr Dependable, but Angus can barely cope. Another baby would be a disaster. So Angus comes up with a bold and brave plan to stop her getting pregnant. That's when he meets Rindi, an Indian girl, and Angus thought he had problems... (Source: Author's website)
1998 winner y separately published work icon Wicked! : All Six Books in One Paul Jennings , Morris Gleitzman , Ringwood : Puffin , 1997 Z864537 1997 selected work children's fiction children's
1992 winner y separately published work icon The Cabbage Patch Fib Paul Jennings , Ringwood : Puffin , 1988 Z832204 1988 single work children's fiction children's humour When Dad tells Chris that babies grow out of cabbages, Chris sets off to search in the vegie patch where he finds a baby.
1991 winner y separately published work icon Round the Twist Paul Jennings , Ringwood : Puffin , 1990 Z939155 1990 selected work children's fiction children's
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