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Winners

2020 winner y separately published work icon Love Your Body Jessica Sanders , Carol Rossetti (illustrator), Melbourne : Bonniers , 2019 18744001 2019 single work picture book children's

'My body is strong.
My body can do amazing things.
My body is my own.

'Freedom is loving your body with all its "imperfections" and being the perfectly imperfect you! Love Your Body encourages young girls to admire and celebrate their bodies for all the amazing things they can do, and help girls see that they are so much more than their bodies.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2020 winner y separately published work icon Our Land, Our Stories : Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, Histories and Cultures : Lower Primary 2019 South Melbourne : Cengage Learning Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies , 2019 19745734 2019 series - publisher information book children's 'Our Land, Our Stories is a landmark educational series exploring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, peoples and cultures developed by Nelson, A Cengage Company in collaboration with the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS). Developed over three years, with more than thirty five Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people contributing stories to the ground-breaking primary school resource, the series is a media-rich educational package developed for lower, middle and upper primary. All resources explicitly link to the Australian Curriculum Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cross-curriculum priority – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures – through exploring the three key concepts of Country/Place, Culture and People. The series was written by, and in consultation with, First Australians. It will immerse students in historical and contemporary stories of Indigenous Australia, and empower educators to confidently teach students about the richness and diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, histories and cultures.' (Publication summary)
2019 winner (Student Resource - Arts/Science/Humanities/Social Sciences/Technologies/Health and Physical Education/Languages) y separately published work icon Australian Backyard Earth Scientist Peter Macinnis , Canberra : National Library of Australia , 2019 17204383 2019 single work non-fiction children's

'Find out where rain comes from and what geysers look like! Read about soil becoming too salty and why greenhouse gases are increasing. Did you know that fog is a cloud sitting on the ground and that ice can tell you about the environment of millions of years ago? And what is lightning anyway? Australian Backyard Earth Scientist is full of fantastic photos and fascinating information that help explain different aspects of earth science - a science that discovered how old the Earth is, what fossils tell us, how mountains were created, what causes earthquakes, what the difference between weather and climate is, and why glaciers are melting. 

'From the beginnings of the planet through to climate change, 'Australian Backyard Earth Scientist' includes interesting and fun facts and projects help develop an understanding and appreciation - like making your own fossils, collecting cloud types, and using tree rings to find out about past weather. Young readers can discover the influences that have fashioned our earth - and are still acting to change it.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2019 winner (Educational Picture or Chapter Book) y separately published work icon Natural Disaster Zones Through My Eyes : Natural Disaster Zones 2017 Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2017 10673676 2017 series - publisher children's fiction children's
2018 winner (Educational Picture or Chapter Book) y separately published work icon Ten Pound Pom Carole Wilkinson , Melbourne : Black Dog Books , 2017 12207505 2017 single work autobiography children's

'I don’t want to go to Australia. I have just started grammar school. My best friend Sally goes there too. But it looks like there could be another war and Dad has convinced Mum to go. Because we’re migrants, the voyage is costing Mum and Dad only £10 each. My brother Brian and I are travelling free. It’s a long way to Australia. What if we never come back to England? In the 1950s and 60s Australia welcomed thousands of British immigrants as part of the Assisted Passage Migration Scheme. Ten Pound Pom is the true story of award-winning author Carole Wilkinson’s immigration to Australia.' (Publication summary)

2012 winner (Educational Picture or Chapter Book) y separately published work icon Playground : Listening to Stories from Country and from Inside the Heart Nadia Wheatley , East Melbourne : Allen and Unwin , 2011 Z1781087 2011 anthology prose Indigenous story '"We use the bush as our school and as our playground", says one of the many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people whose voices combine in this anthology of true stories about childhood, compiled from a wide range of memoirs and oral histories. Alongside reminiscences of getting bush tucker, going fishing and taking part in ceremony, there are descriptions of playing games, building cubbies and having fun. The warmth of home, the love of family and the strength of community shine through every story. Freedom goes hand in hand with responsibility, while respect and sharing are constant themes. The eighty Elders - both past and present - who have contributed their words or artwork to this book include many prominent community leaders, educators and artists. Their life-stories span the twentieth century. Just as important are the contemporary stories told by twenty secondary school students. Although some of these young people now make their home in the city, their connection to traditional country remains the source of learning. As we listen to these stories that come from country and from inside the heart, we find wisdom that could help us care for each other and for the land where we all now live.' Source: ww.allenandunwin.com/ (Sighted 25/5/2011).
2011 winner (Best Student Literacy Resource) y separately published work icon Yarning Strong Laguna Bay Publishing (publisher), Oxford University Press (publisher), Mosman Melbourne : Laguna Bay Publishing Oxford University Press , 2011 Z1767119 2011 series - publisher children's fiction children's

An Indigenous education series for ALL young Australians and their teachers.

  • Twelve 64-page novels
  • Four 48-page graphic novels
  • Four anthologies (comprising many text types: poems, artworks, descriptions, plays and so on)
  • Behind the Stories DVD
  • Professional Support CD-ROM
  • 160-page Professional Support manual

What's it like to be a young Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person in Australia today? Yarning Strong provides some of the answers for upper primary (and lower secondary) students.

All stories have been written by Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander writers, and a committee of respected Indigenous educators guided the development and content of the series.

Source: www.lagunabaypublishing.com (Sighted 18/03/2011).

2007 winner y separately published work icon Going Bush Nadia Wheatley , Ken Searle (illustrator), Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2007 Z1363778 2007 single work picture book children's Children discover the Wolli Creek Valley south west of Sydney, New South Wales. Student reference
2000 winner (Single Title) y separately published work icon Mahogany the Mystery Glider Jill Morris , Sharon Dye (illustrator), Queensland : Greater Glider , 1999 Z835117 1999 single work single work non-fiction information book children's children's The Mahogany Glider is a rare species of glider which was missing for 106 years before being rediscovered in a swamp in North Queensland.
1997 winner (Single Title) y separately published work icon The Wombat Who Talked to the Stars : The Journal of a Northern Hairy-nosed Wombat Jill Morris , Sharon Dye (illustrator), Maleny : Greater Glider , 1997 Z833558 1997 single work non-fiction children's The northern hairy-nosed wombat, a critically endangered species, is found in one colony in north-west Queensland, Australia, consisting of about sixty-five individuals. Jill Morris tells the history of the species from the point of view of a 25 year old male wombat, with sensitive, colourful illustrations by Sharon Dye. Members of the northern hairy-nosed wombat recovery team have assisted in the development of this important book, produced at a crucial time for the survival of these precious animals.
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