In 2016 the name of this award was changed from Junior Fiction to 'Children'.
In 2018 this award contained the subtitle "Hilarie Lindsay Children's Book Award".
'London, 1940. Bombs are falling and 10-year-old Margaret Rose survives a deadly raid, but her family home is destroyed. In faraway Townsville in Queensland, her aunt is ready to take her in, although her 11-year-old cousin Lizzie is not so sure. But first there is a long and dangerous voyage to a strange country, also at war. Margaret Rose knows it's not going to be easy, and Lizzie is not about to make it any easier.' (Publication summary)
Hilarie Lindsay Children's Book Award
'Based on the real life events of Australian botanist, Georgiana Molloy. At 23, Georgiana has married retired military man, Captain Jack Molloy and undertakes the voyage to Australia. Threaded throughout is the story of young Will Summerfield and his sister Charlotte.'
Source: Publisher's blurb.
'On the run and in fear of her life, Janna seeks refuge at Wiltune Abbey, but love, danger and mysteries follow close behind. What secrets does her father's letter hold, if only she can learn how to read it? Can the mysterious stranger asking questions about Janna be linked to whoever stabbed the lord Hugh at St Edith's fair? Was the knife intended for Janna, or will Hugh's friendship with the beautiful Emma have disastrous consequences for them all? Who is destroying a precious manuscript, and what is the significance of the lilies left at the saint's shrine? The civil war between the Empress Matilda and King Stephen brings the empress to the abbey. A chance meeting secures Janna's loyalty, a loyalty that will eventually put at risk Janna's heart, her happiness and even her life.'
Source: Author's website (http://www.felicitypulman.com.au/books/jana-mysteries/lilies-for-love.htm). (Sighted: 27/9/2013)
'Super Jack, like I Am Jack is funny, even hilarious at times. He’s a terrific kid, but he’s got challenges to face like every kid. There’s a new person in Jack’s life– LEO, the son of the sort-of-step-dad Rob. What’s twelve year old Jack supposed to do? His family is just fine with Nanna, Mum, his sister Samantha, Rob and Anna and the Napoli’s nearby. Jack doesn’t want Leo in his bedroom and work-shed. Is Leo taking his place with Jack’s sort-of-step-dad Rob and Mum? What does Rob moving in mean?
'Jack’s Grandad has passed away, but he knows Grandad is watching after them all. And Nanna is always there. She loves bargains and keeps buying cheap purple glow-in-the-dark underpants that no one wants to wear. She’s a bit deaf, her teeth fall out sometimes, but she’s wise and Jack loves her. Nanna’s getting wobblier and can’t live by herself anymore. Jack’s worried about Nanna.
'There’s always things to think about – bush fires and the news. Who would light a fire deliberately? There’s so much happening in the world with war and peace marches. Then there’s the neighbourhood Italian girl Anna. Her parents run the Napoli’s Delicioso Fruitology Market and Anna makes Jack feel red and hot.
'It’s holiday time and they’re all headed up North for a beach holiday – Jack, Mum, Nanna, Samantha, Rob, Ann and Leo – and Jack’s got a lot to work out.' (Publication summary)