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Winners

2021 winner y separately published work icon Do Not Open This Book Ever Andy Lee , Heath McKenzie (illustrator), Hawthorn : Lake Press , 2020 20007117 2020 single work picture book children's

'Do Not Open This Book EVER! Wizz is back, and he's up to his old tricks again. He does not want you to EVER read this book, and he'll use every trick he can think of to stop you reaching the end! What disaster awaits at the end of the book this time?

'This fun story will delight children and adults alike. Keep turning the pages and find out what happens when you reach the end all over again, if you dare!'

Source: publisher's blurb

2020 winner y separately published work icon Definitely Do Not Open This Book Andy Lee , Heath McKenzie (illustrator), Hawthorn : Lake Press , 2019 17292723 2019 single work picture book children's

'Wizz is back, and he's up to his old tricks again. He DEFINITELY does not want you to read this book, and he'll use every trick he can think of to stop you reaching the end! What disaster awaits at the end of the book this time?'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2019 winner y separately published work icon Seriously, Do Not Open This Book Andy Lee , Heath McKenzie (illustrator), Hawthorn : Lake Press , 2018 14882790 2018 single work picture book children's

'He’s back… AGAIN! This cheeky blue character is willing to forgive you for what happened last time… but he SERIOUSLY does not want you to open this book or turn its pages. What reason does he have this time?

'This fun story will delight children and adults alike. Keep turning the pages and find out what happens when you reach the end all over again, if you dare!'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2018 winner y separately published work icon Do Not Open This Book Again Andy Lee , Heath McKenzie (illustrator), Hawthorn : Lake Press , 2017 12990104 2017 single work picture book children's

'He’s back! And, once again, this cheeky blue character does not want you to open this book or turn its pages. What reason does he have this time?'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2017 winner y separately published work icon Do Not Open This Book Andy Lee , Heath McKenzie (illustrator), South Melbourne : Lake Press , 2016 10038578 2016 single work picture book children's

'This guy will do anything for you not to open this book!

'Threats, bribes, reverse psychology - you name it!

'A hilarious new book from radio extraordinaire and all-round funny guy, Andy Lee.

'Young readers will love doing everything they're asked not to! ' (Publication summary)

2016 winner y separately published work icon Pig the Fibber Aaron Blabey , Aaron Blabey (illustrator), Lindfield : Scholastic Australia , 2015 8757658 2015 single work picture book children's

'He's back! But this time Pig, the world's greediest Pug, is telling great big lies. Won't he ever learn? ' (Publication summary)

2015 winner y separately published work icon Pig the Pug Aaron Blabey , Aaron Blabey (illustrator), Lindfield : Scholastic Australia , 2014 6980675 2014 single work picture book children's

'Pig was a Pug and I'm sorry to say, he was greedy and selfish in most every way. Pig is the greediest Pug in the world. He is ill-tempered, rude and unreasonable. When Pig the Pug is asked to share his toys, something unexpected happens ... Hopefully Pig has learned a lesson!' (Publication summary)

2014 winner y separately published work icon The Dreadful Fluff Aaron Blabey , Aaron Blabey (illustrator), Camberwell : Penguin , 2012 Z1901353 2012 single work picture book children's

Serenity's life was perfect. But then she discovered something perfectly awful. The Dreadful Fluff!

2013 winner y separately published work icon Pooka Carol Chataway , Nina Rycroft (illustrator), Adelaide : Working Title Press , 2012 Z1868326 2012 single work picture book children's 'From the moment she is discovered on the doorstep, everyone loves Pooka. She's the best dog ever! 'Don't go getting attached,' Grandad warns. But it's too late for that! A heart-warming story of a lost dog and the impact she has on a small boy' (libraries Australia).
2010 winner y separately published work icon Fearless Colin Thompson , Sarah Davis (illustrator), Sydney : ABC Books , 2009 Z1645727 2009 single work picture book children's

'When a new baby is born it's difficult to tell if it will grow up to be big or small or brave or scared of the dark and spiders. So sometimes babies get the wrong name.

'It's the same with dogs.

'So when the Claybourne-Willments, who should have been called the Smiths, got Fearless as a little puppy, it seemed a good name for him.

'Except Fearless wasn't.

'How does Fearless finally live up to his name? By accident, of course!' (Publication summary)

2009 winner y separately published work icon Are We There Yet? : A Journey Around Australia Alison Lester , Alison Lester (illustrator), Camberwell : Viking , 2004 Z1151755 2004 single work picture book children's

'Join Grace and her family on their adventurous and sometimes funny expedition. A warm, heartfelt story based on an actual journey undertaken by the much-loved, award-winning author and illustrator, Alison Lester.' (Publication summary)

2008 winner y separately published work icon Uno's Garden Graeme Base , Graeme Base (illustrator), Camberwell : Viking , 2006 Z1315163 2006 single work picture book children's 'Uno builds a home and garden in the magnificent forest among the playful puddlebuts and feathered frinklepods, but as the place becomes more and more popular, it is overtaken by tourists and buildings until the forest and animals seem to disappear altogether.' (Libraries Australia)
2007 winner y separately published work icon Chatterbox Margaret Wild , Deborah Niland (illustrator), Camberwell : Penguin , 2006 Z1285286 2006 single work picture book children's

Daisy the baby will not say a word. The family try everything to coax her into talking but she won't say a word.

2006 winner y separately published work icon Are We There Yet? : A Journey Around Australia Alison Lester , Alison Lester (illustrator), Camberwell : Viking , 2004 Z1151755 2004 single work picture book children's

'Join Grace and her family on their adventurous and sometimes funny expedition. A warm, heartfelt story based on an actual journey undertaken by the much-loved, award-winning author and illustrator, Alison Lester.' (Publication summary)

2006 winner y separately published work icon Dougal, the Garbage Dump Bear Matt Dray , Matt Dray (illustrator), Camberwell : Viking , 2004 Z1151768 2004 single work picture book children's 'Dougal was a shy little bear with a heart of gold. He never got to play with the other toys in the house because they were all new and clean and perfect and he was not. He often wished he could be new like them . . .

Then, one rainy afternoon, Dougal is left outside and ends up in the garbage bin. How much can a teddy bear? But even though he's down, Dougal is not out. He finds a new life and learns that sometimes bad luck can be your best friend.

Based on a true story, with photos taken by someone who was there, Dougal the Garbage Dump Bear is a heart-warming and hilarious picture book for all the family - an absolute gem of a picture book.' (Publisher's blurb)
2005 winner y separately published work icon Mutt Dog! Stephen Michael King , Stephen Michael King (illustrator), Sydney : Scholastic Press Scholastic Press , 2004 Z1158049 2004 single work picture book children's

'Mutt dog! The scruffy dog is brave and fast and smart... but he's all alone. No-one feeds him. No-one wants him. No-one loves him. Until one day...'

2004 winner y separately published work icon Old Tom : Man of Mystery Leigh Hobbs , Leigh Hobbs (illustrator), Sydney : ABC Books , 2003 Z1063696 2003 single work picture book children's humour

'Angela Throgmorton decides it is high time that Old Tom helped around the house. But Old Tom has other ideas...Who is that mysterious figure disappearing into the night? Join Angela and Old Tom on a wild chase through the dark streets, with Angela determined to unmask the Man of Mystery! '  (Publication summary)

2003 winner y separately published work icon Old Tom's Holiday Leigh Hobbs , Leigh Hobbs (illustrator), Sydney : ABC Books , 2002 Z960053 2002 single work picture book children's

'Angela Throgmorton lives with her mangy cat, the troublesome but lovable Old Tom. One morning Angela receives some exciting news: she's won an all-expenses paid luxury holiday--for one. Angela is sad to leave Old Tom, but there is plenty of food in the freezer and he needs to clean his room anyway. Angela visits museums and royal gardens, she rides on boats and trains, and she photographs everything so she can share the pictures with Old Tom when she gets home. But everywhere she goes, she sees something that reminds her of her beloved pet. The lonelier she gets, the more she misses Old Tom. Then a wonderful surprise turns Angela's solo adventure into a delightful holiday for two.' (Booktopia)

2002 winner y separately published work icon The Pocket Dogs Margaret Wild , Stephen Michael King (illustrator), Norwood : Omnibus Books , 2000 Z816424 2000 single work picture book children's

'Biff and Buff are two very small dogs who are happy to travel in Mr Pocket's pockets, until Biff falls through a hole one day.' (Source: Trove)

2001 winner y separately published work icon Buffy : An Adventure Story Bob Graham , Bob Graham (illustrator), London : Walker Books [London] , 1999 Z820277 1999 single work children's fiction children's adventure
2000 winner y separately published work icon Splat! Splat! : The explosive adventures of a fish not home alone Terry Denton , Terry Denton (illustrator), Ringwood : Puffin , 1998 Z834592 1998 single work picture book children's humour
1998 winner y separately published work icon Zapt! Zapt! : The electrifying adventures of a fish left home alone Terry Denton , Terry Denton (illustrator), Melbourne : Puffin , 1997 Z833806 1997 single work picture book children's humour
1997 winner y separately published work icon Billy the Punk Jessica Carroll , Craig Smith (illustrator), Milsons Point : Random House Australia , 1995 Z838227 1995 single work picture book children's humour

'Billy decides that he needs to look different and he doesn't care that no one much likes his hair or his new clothes. Billy thinks he looks great!'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1996 winner y separately published work icon Bamboozled David Legge , David Legge (illustrator), Sydney : Ashton Scholastic , 1994 Z917856 1994 single work picture book children's humour A young girl on her weekly visit to her grandad feels that there is something out of the ordinary but can't figure out what it is. Suggested level: junior.
1994 y separately published work icon Spooner or Later Paul Jennings , Ted Greenwood , Melbourne : Viking , 1992 Z835147 1992 single work prose children's humour
1993 winner y separately published work icon The Sign of the Seahorse : A Tale of Greed and High Adventure in Two Acts Graeme Base , Graeme Base (illustrator), Victoria : Viking , 1992 Z849288 1992 single work picture book children's A rhyming tale of fishy underwater gang warfare, pollution from toxic waste, and true love.
1991 winner y separately published work icon Counting on Frank Rod Clement , Rod Clement (illustrator), Sydney : Collins Anne Ingram Books , 1990 Z829812 1990 single work picture book humour children's

'Frank loves to calculate things. He knows how many humpback whales would fit in his house. He knows how long it would take to fill his bathroom with water. But can Frank guess the number of jellybeans in the jar? ' (Publisher's blurb)

1990 winner y separately published work icon The Monster Who Ate Australia Michael Salmon , Templestowe : Lamont , 1986 Z997464 1986 single work picture book children's
1988 winner y separately published work icon Where the Forest Meets the Sea Jeannie Baker , Jeannie Baker (illustrator), New York (City) : Greenwillow Books , 1987 Z823665 1987 single work picture book children's (taught in 2 units)

'A boy and his father travel in their boat, ‘Time Machine’ to a stretch of beach beside a primordial tropical rainforest. As the boy walks among the trees he imagines the forest as it might have been in the past. Dinosaurs emerge, barely perceptible, from a tangle of trunks and vines; the faint outlines of an aboriginal child melt into a background of trees and in the final haunting scene the unspoiled vista readers have toured is overlaid with translucent images of a possible future civilisation..' (Source: Author's website)

1987 winner y separately published work icon Sister Madge's Book of Nuns Doug MacLeod , Adelaide : Omnibus Books , 1986 Z855767 1986 selected work poetry children's humour Twelve humorous rhymes for children in which Sister Madge Mappin narrates the exploits of the inhabitants of the Convent of Our Lady of Immense Proportions, and their supernatural powers.
1987 winner y separately published work icon Animalia Graeme Base , Graeme Base (illustrator), Ringwood : Viking Kestrel , 1986 Z846883 1986 single work picture book children's

'Within the pages of this book
'You may discover, if you look
'Beyond the spell of written words, 
'A hidden land of beasts and birds. 
'For many things are 'of a kind,'
'And those with keenest eyes will find
'A thousand things, or maybe more -
'It's up to you to keep the score . . .'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1986 winner y separately published work icon When the Wind Changed Ruth Park , Deborah Niland (illustrator), Sydney : Collins , 1980 Z37066 1980 single work picture book humour children's
— Appears in: Mulligrubs and Friends : A Collection of Favourite Children's Stories 1992;
'Josh could make the most awful faces. But one day, just as he made the most hideous face of all, the wind changed. However, Josh's awful face helps save his dad from a bank robber - just before the wind changes again.' (Source: Amazon Books)
1986 y separately published work icon Possum Magic Mem Fox , Julie Vivas (illustrator), Adelaide : Omnibus Books , 1983 Z831721 1983 single work picture book children's (taught in 2 units) Two Australian possums go in search of the magic that will make the invisible one of them visible.
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