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Winners

2018 winner y separately published work icon The 91-Storey Treehouse Andy Griffiths , Terry Denton (illustrator), Sydney : Pan Macmillan Australia , 2017 11598477 2017 single work children's fiction children's

'Join Andy and Terry in their ridiculous 91-storey treehouse!

'Go for a spin in the world's most powerful whirlpool, take a ride in a submarine sandwich, get marooned on a desert island, hang out in a giant spider web, visit the fortune teller's tent to get your fortune told by Madame Know-it-all and decide whether or not to push the mysterious big red button.

'Well, what are you waiting for? Come on up!' (Publication summary)

2017 winner y separately published work icon The 78-Storey Treehouse Andy Griffiths , Sydney : Pan Macmillan Australia , 2016 9652462 2016 single work children's fiction children's

'Join Andy and Terry in their spectacular new 78-storey treehouse. They've added 13 new levels including a drive-thru car wash, a combining machine, a scribbletorium, an ALL-BALL sports stadium, Andyland, Terrytown, a high-security potato chip storage facility and an open-air movie theatre. Well, what are you waiting for? Come on up!' (Publication summary)

2016 winner y separately published work icon The 65-Storey Treehouse Andy Griffiths , Sydney : Pan Macmillan Australia , 2015 8682364 2015 single work children's fiction children's

'Andy and Terry's amazing 65-Storey Treehouse now has a pet-grooming salon, a birthday room where it's always your birthday (even when it's not), a room full of exploding eyeballs, a lollipop shop, a quicksand pit, an ant farm, a time machine and Tree-NN: a 24-hour-a-day TV news centre keeping you up to date with all the latest treehouse news, current events and gossip. Well, what are you waiting for? Come on up!' (Publication summary)

2015 winner y separately published work icon The 52-Storey Treehouse The Fifty-Two-Storey Treehouse Andy Griffiths , Sydney : Pan Macmillan Australia , 2014 7711206 2014 single work children's fiction children's

'Andy and Terry's incredible, ever-expanding treehouse has 13 new storeys, including a watermelon-smashing level, a wave machine, a life-size snakes and ladders game (with real ladders and real snakes), a rocket-powered carrot-launcher, a Ninja Snail Training Academy and a high-tech detective agency with all the latest high-tech detective technology, which is lucky because they have a BIG mystery to solve - where is Mr Big Nose??? ' (Publication summary)

2014 winner The 39-Storey Treehouse Andy Griffiths , Sydney : Pan Macmillan Australia , 2013 6805277 2013 single work children's fiction children's

'Andy and Terry's amazing treehouse has 13 new levels including a chocolate waterfall, a non-erupting active volcano, an opera house, a baby-dinosaur petting zoo, Andy and Terry's Believe it or Else! museum, a not-very-merry merry-go-round, a boxing elephant called the Trunkinator, an X-Ray room, a disco with light-up dance floor, the world's scariest roller-coaster and a top secret 39th level that hasn't even been finished yet! Well, what are you waiting for? Come on up!' (Publisher's blurb)

2013 winner y separately published work icon The 26-Storey Treehouse Andy Griffiths , Sydney : Pan Macmillan Australia , 2012 Z1884564 2012 single work children's fiction children's adventure 'Join Andy and Terry in their newly expanded treehouse, which now features 13 brand-new storeys, including a dodgem car rink, a skate ramp, a mud-fighting arena, an anti-gravity chamber, an ice-cream parlour with 78 flavours run by an ice-cream serving robot called Edward Scooperhands and the Maze of Doom - a maze so complicated that nobody who has gone in has ever come out again... well, not yet, anyway.' (Publisher's blurb)
2010 winner y separately published work icon The Battle for Rondo Emily Rodda , Malvern : Omnibus Books , 2009 Z1645632 2007-2010 single work children's fiction children's fantasy

'The heart-stopping climax to the Rondo trilogy. Peril awaits Leo and Mimi on their return to the fantastic world of Rondo. With the help of Rondo's seven best witches and wizards, their friends have made plans to combat the attacks of the Blue Queen. But it soon becomes clear that defence is not enough... ' (Libraries Australia record.)

2009 winner y separately published work icon Specky Magee and the Spirit of the Game Felice Arena , Garry Lyon , Camberwell : Puffin , 2007 Z1376483 2007 single work children's fiction children's

'I tell you what, they're turning it on here today, folks. They're putting on a ring-a-ding-ding contest . . . And who is that lad in the number five guernsey?

'Specky can't wait to get to the country and have the chance to play grassroots football for the first time . . . against adults. But more is at stake than the outcome of just one game.

'Who is Razorback Jack, the mysterious footy hero that Specky keeps hearing about? And what are the boys back at Booyong High up to?

'Can the massive underdogs, the Rivergum Redfins, serve it up to the Bull Ants? We have got a game on our hands this afternoon . . .' (Publication summary)

2008 winner y separately published work icon The Key to Rondo Emily Rodda , Malvern : Omnibus Books , 2007 Z1423110 2007 single work children's fiction children's fantasy

The old music box, with its strict rules, has been carefully handed down through Leo's family for hundreds of years. Painted scenes of villages, mysterious forests, a castle on a hill and a queen in a long blue gown decorate its sides. An astounding secret is hidden beneath its gleaming black lid. Now it is Leo's music box, and although he respects the rules, his least favourite cousin, Mimi Langlander, does not. When the rules are broken, Leo's ordered life is changed forever as he and Mimi plunge together into a thrilling quest in the fantastic world of Rondo.

Source: http://www.emilyrodda.com/rondo.html (Sighted: 23/11/2007)

2006 winner y separately published work icon Specky Magee and the Boots of Glory Felice Arena , Garry Lyon , Camberwell : Puffin , 2005 Z1188409 2005 single work children's fiction children's

'When Specky leaves his beloved Booyong High, he's torn between his old friends and his new team-mates. And his loyalty will be tested – on the field and off – because when he crosses that white line, Booyong becomes his enemy . . . And Gosmore Grammar expects nothing less than absolute loyalty from their new star student.

'Specky prepares to play a vital part in the school's most revered sporting event – the Boots of Glory football match. But will his need to solve a mystery at the school put his footy future in jeopardy?

'Could the Boots of Glory be the most important footy match he has ever played?' (Publication summary)

2005 winner y separately published work icon The Bad Book Andy Griffiths , Sydney : Pan , 2004 Z1134183 2004 selected work poetry children's fiction children's humour
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