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Picture Book
Subcategory of KOALA Awards
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History

Also called the 'Picture Storybook' and 'Picture Story Book' award.

Replaced the pre-existing category 'Infants/Primary' when this was split into two in 1996 (the other award being 'Junior Book').

Latest Winners / Recipients

Year: 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

Year: 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.

Year: 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.

Year: 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.

Year: 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)

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