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Best Designed Children's Illustrated Book
or Scholastic Australia Best Designed Children's Picture Book; or Best Designed Children's Picture Book
Subcategory of Australian Publishers Association Awards APA Book Design Awards
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Winners

2020 winner y separately published work icon Argh! There's a Skeleton Inside You! Idan Ben-Barak , Julian Frost (illustrator), Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2019 16559724 2019 single work picture book children's

'Quog and Oort are on their way to Kevin's birthday party. Unfortunately, their spaceship has crashed. Pick up this book to lend them a hand!

'An interstellar exploration of hands and what's inside them, from the award-winning creators of the internationally successful Do Not Lick This Book.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

designed by Julian Frost.
2019 joint winner y separately published work icon Rhyme Cordial Antonia Pesenti , Antonia Pesenti (illustrator), Melbourne : Scribble , 2018 15749202 2018 single work picture book children's

'From Alarm Croc to Cheepy Head, you’ll enjoy Rhyme Cordial all day long! A fun, new take on wordplay from bestselling illustrator Antonia Pesenti. Open the pages to reveal unexpected rhymes and bold, bright illustrations.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2019 joint winner y separately published work icon All the Ways To Be Smart Davina Bell , Allison Colpoys (illustrator), Melbourne : Scribble , 2018 14571374 2018 single work picture book children's

'Smart is not just ticks and crosses,
smart is building boats from boxes.
Painting patterns, wheeling wagons,
being mermaids, riding dragons …'

‘Every page of this book in joyous, imaginative and life-affirming … All the Ways to be Smart is a celebration of what childhood can be, and it will likely become a classic.’

Source: Publisher's blurb. 

2018 winner y separately published work icon Under the Love Umbrella Davina Bell , Allison Colpoys (illustrator), Brunswick : Scribe , 2016 9189175 2016 single work picture book children's

Under the Love Umbrella is a celebration of the enduring love that surrounds our children, wherever they are in the world. Inspired by the rhythm of the New York subway's L-train, the gentle rhyming text - accompanied by beautiful, vintage inspired illustrations - draws out the small things that can loom large in a little person's life, from big dogs to lost teeth, and from forgotten hats to friends who won't share. Whatever the troubles, the comfort of our love umbrella is always there, and parents and children will delight in this visual representation of the bond they share. This is a perfect gift book for new parents and babies, as well as for children embarking on big changes and new adventures, who may benefit from this lovely reminder of the permanence of love.' (Publication summary)

(for 2017 edition)

2017 winner y separately published work icon Lots Marc Martin , Marc Martin (illustrator), Bruno Herfst (illustrator), Melbourne : Viking , 2016 9481090 2016 single work picture book children's

"From Hong Kong to the Amazon and Ulaanbaatar to Antarctica, come on a guided journey around the world and discover the many things that make each place unique. Sleepy sloths, colourful cows, prolific pastries, staggering skylines, terrible traffic, bustling bodies, burglarising baboons . . . you’ll be surprised by what you find along the way!" (Source: Publisher's website)

2017 joint winner Marc Martin for Lots
2017 joint winner Bruno Herfst for Lots
2016 winner y separately published work icon The Underwater Fancy-Dress Parade Davina Bell , Allison Colpoys (illustrator), Melbourne : Scribble , 2015 7607784 2015 single work picture book children's

'The night before the Underwater Fancy Dress Parade, Alfie got that feeling...

Sometimes it's hard to be brave. Sometimes you get that feeling. Alfie isn't sure he can go to the parade, but his mum knows there's at least one special place for Alfie - a beautiful shimmery, underwater world that tells Alfie it's okay to feel shy. Because sometimes you're just not ready...until, one day, you are.' (Publication summary)

designed by Allison Colpoys.
2015 winner y separately published work icon Mike I Don't Like Jol Temple , Kate Temple , Jon Foye (illustrator), Sydney South : HarperCollins Australia , 2014 6858796 2014 single work picture book children's

'I don't like lizards, big or small. I don't like barky dogs at all!

'If you like books, you'll like Mike I Don't Like. But chances are he won't like you.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

designed by Jon Foye.
2014 winner y separately published work icon The Rules of Summer Shaun Tan , Shaun Tan (illustrator), Sydney : Lothian Children's Books , 2013 Z1933419 2013 single work picture book children's fantasy (taught in 1 units) 'Combining humour and surreal fantasy, Shaun Tan pictures a summer in the lives of two boys. Each spread tells of an event and the lesson learned. By turns, these events become darker and more sinister as the boys push their games further and further.' (Publisher's blurb)
designed by Shaun Tan.
2013 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!

2012 winner y separately published work icon Ben & Duck Sara Acton , Sara Acton (illustrator), Lindfield : Scholastic Press Scholastic Press , 2011 Z1811247 2011 single work picture book children's 'One day Ben decides to go to the park and feed the ducks. There he meets a particularly persuasive duck who follows him home. This is a delightfully illustrated and funny story about the development of a new relationship between Ben and Duck.' (Publisher's blurb)
Designed by Nicole Stofberg
2011 winner y separately published work icon The Staring Owl Luke Edwards , Malvern : Omnibus Books , 2010 Z1745036 2010 single work children's fiction children's

'The Staring Owl finds it hard to fit in. Having been brought up to stare at everything and everyone, he finds that most people, and even the ducks at the park, don't enjoy that level of scrutiny.

'Although he can always go the art gallery and stare at the paintings, Staring Owl wants more than anything a career that will suit his unique talents. What can that be?' (Publication summary)

2011 winner y separately published work icon The Tomorrow Book Jackie French , Sue deGennaro (illustrator), Pymble : HarperCollins Australia , 2010 Z1671019 2010 single work picture book children's

'A timely picture book about a young prince who is determined to rule over a country where the future is filled with environmental hope - and practical solutions, such as common usage of solar and wind power.

'Lively, fun and positive, this book serves to give young people information about their world and shows them that a lot of environmental solutions are simple and relatively easy to put in place. Produced on recycled paper to reflect the message within, this is a beautiful book.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Cover design and internal designer, Natalie Winter.
1998 winner y separately published work icon Whose House? Jeannette Rowe , Sydney : ABC Books , 2000 Z835369 2000 single work picture book children's
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