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Winners

2020 winner y separately published work icon The 117-Storey Treehouse Andy Griffiths , Sydney : Pan Macmillan Australia , 2019 16432360 2019 children's fiction

'Andy and Terry's treehouse now has 13 new storeys, including a tiny-horse level, a pyjama-party room, an Underpants Museum, a photo-bombing booth, a waiting room, a Door of Doom, a circus, a giant-robot-fighting arena, a traffic school, a water-ski park filled with flesh-eating piranhas and a treehouse visitor centre with a 24-hour information desk, a penguin-powered flying treehouse tour bus and a gift shop.

Well, what are you waiting for? Come on up!'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2019 winner y separately published work icon The 104-Storey Treehouse Andy Griffiths , Sydney : Pan Macmillan Australia , 2018 14252516 2018 single work children's fiction children's

'The 104-Storey Treehouse is the eighth book of Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton’s wacky treehouse adventures, where the laugh-out-loud story is told through a combination of text and fantastic cartoon-style illustrations.

'Join Andy and Terry in their now 104-storey spectacular treehouse. They’ve added thirteen new levels, including a never-ending staircase, a burp bank, and even a mighty fortress. But Andy and Terry are in a race against time to find a funny story for their next book – will the tooth fairy, the two-million-dollar shop or even the riddles of the deep-thoughts thinking room be able to help?

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

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
2002 winner y separately published work icon The Day My Bum Went Psycho Andy Griffiths , Sydney : Pan Macmillan Australia , 2001 Z893871 2001 single work children's fiction children's humour (taught in 1 units) Zack Freeman is ready to tell his story, the story of a boy and his crazy runaway bum; the story of a crack bum-fighting unit called the B-team, a legendary Bum Hunter and his formidable daughter, and some of the biggest, ugliest and meanest bums ever to roam the face of the Earth. This is a story of courage and endurance that takes Zack on a journey across the Great Windy Desert, through the Brown Forest and over the Sea of Bums before descending into the heart of an explosive bumcano to confront the biggest, ugliest and meanest bum of them all.
2001 winner Deltora Quest Deltora Quest [1] Emily Rodda , 2000 series - author children's fiction children's fantasy

Deltora Quest follows the adventures Lief, Barda and Jasmine as they journey across the fictitious land of Deltora, endeavoring to recover the magical belt of Deltora and defeat allies of the evil Shadow Lord.

1999 winner y separately published work icon Toad Rage Morris Gleitzman , Ringwood : Puffin , 1999 Z824087 1999 single work children's fiction children's humour

'Stack Me!

'It's the epic story of one slightly squashed cane toad's quest for the truth.' (Publication summary)

1998 winner Wicked! Paul Jennings , Morris Gleitzman , 1997 series - author children's fiction children's
1997 winner y separately published work icon 45 and 47 Stella Street : And Everything That Happened Elizabeth Honey , St Leonards : Allen and Unwin , 1995 Z795102 1995 single work children's fiction humour children's mystery ‘A whirlwind adventure told by 11-year-old Henni Octon ... with a bit of help from Elizabeth Honey. The action is centred on the comings and goings of Stella Street, particularly those at numbers 45 & 47. The long-term residents are not too pleased when the new owners of Auntie Lillie’s house turn out to be the Phonies.’ (Source: Back cover)
1996 winner y separately published work icon Lockie Leonard, Human Torpedo Tim Winton , South Yarra : McPhee Gribble , 1990 Z362664 1990 single work novel young adult humour (taught in 6 units)

'Lockie Leonard, hot surf-rat, is in love. The human torpedo is barely settled into his new school, and already he's got a girl on his mind. And not just any girl: it has to be Vicki Streeton, the smartest, prettiest, richest girl in the class. What chance have you got when your dad's a cop, your mum's a frighteningly understanding parent, your brother wets the bed and the teachers take an instant dislike to you and then you fall in love at twelve-and-three-quarter years old? It can only mean trouble, worry, mega-embarrassment and some wild, wild times ' (Publication summary)

1995 winner y separately published work icon Tomorrow, When the War Began When the War Began John Marsden , Chippendale : Pan Macmillan Australia , 1993 Z796506 1993 single work novel young adult (taught in 1 units) Seven Australian teenagers return from a camping trip in the bush to discover that their country has been invaded and they must hide to stay alive. (Source: Trove)
1994 winner y separately published work icon Rowan of Rin Emily Rodda , Norwood : Omnibus Books , 1993 Z797986 1993 single work children's fiction children's fantasy adventure (taught in 1 units)

The people of Rin have long lived in the shadow of the Mountain, hearing the dragon's roar every morning and evening. When the village's precious stream stops flowing, a frightening journey must be undertaken up the Mountain to the stream's source. To the hardy villagers of Rin, the boy Rowan is a timid weakling. Yet because only he can read the magical map, it is Rowan who must brave the unknown terrors of the Mountain to save the village and solve a witch's riddle.

1993 winner y separately published work icon Unbearable! : More Bizarre Stories Paul Jennings , Ringwood : Penguin , 1990 Z667933 1990 selected work children's fiction humour children's
— Appears in: Absolut unfassbar! 1996;

— Appears in: Absolut unglaublich! 2003;
'Where can you run when you're covered in toenails? Could smelly feet really put you to sleep? Why did Gary go to school with his head in a birdcage? How do you recover your opal when a goat has swallowed it? What was Splinter's job before he was born? You'll never guess. And you'll have to wait till the last page of each story to find out.' (Source: GoodReads)
1991 winner y separately published work icon Round the Twist Paul Jennings , Ringwood : Puffin , 1990 Z939155 1990 selected work children's fiction children's
1990 winner y separately published work icon Space Demons Gillian Rubinstein , Adelaide : Omnibus/Puffin , 1986 Z262453 1986 single work novel young adult science fiction

'Space Demons is a computer game with a difference - a prototype directly imported from Japan, and designed to lock four unlikely protagonists, Andrew Hayford, Elaine Taylor, Ben Challis and Mario Ferrone, in deadly combat with the sinister forces of its artificial intelligence. As the game draws them into its powerful ambit, Andrew, Elaine, Ben, and Mario must confront the darker sides of their own natures.' (Publication summary)

1988 winner y separately published work icon Unbelievable! : More Surprising Stories Paul Jennings , Ringwood : Penguin , 1986 Z668660 1986 selected work children's fiction children's humour "Stare if you dare, into Paul Jennings' wild world. What happens when you grow younger? Where do ghosts sit their exams? How would you cope if a million birds did it on you? Where did the eyes in the bottle come from? Nine stories that you would never dream of." (Source: Trove)
1987 winner y separately published work icon Unreal! : Eight Surprising Stories Paul Jennings , Ringwood : Penguin , 1985 Z668486 1985 selected work children's fiction children's humour (taught in 3 units)
— Appears in: Absolut unheimlich! 2006;
A ghost that haunts the outside dunny, a mix of manure that makes hair fall out, two musical ghosts who try to save a lighthouse - these are spooky stories with a surprise ending every time. (Source: Trove)
1986 winner y separately published work icon Hating Alison Ashley Robin Klein , Ringwood : Puffin , 1984 Z262253 1984 single work novel young adult (taught in 3 units) Classmates Erica Yurgen and Alison Ashley vie with each other to become the undisputed star of their class.
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