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History

Replaced the pre-existing category 'Junior Book' in 2002.

The award was not presented in 2007.

Winners

2018 winner y separately published work icon Really Weird! Anh Do , Lindfield : Scholastic Australia , 2017 10722408 2017 single work children's fiction children's

'Grandma Do is visiting, just in time for Grandparents Day, a trip to the farm AND the school dance! Life is about to get REALLY weird for Weir Do... because Grandma Do is the weirdest one of all! It won't be easy... but it will be funny!' (Publication summary)

2017 winner y separately published work icon Mission Unpluckable The Bad Guys Episode 2 Aaron Blabey , Lindfield : Scholastic Australia , 2015 9285838 2015 single work children's fiction children's

'The Bad Guys are back with a daring plan to rescue 10,000 chickens from a high-security cage farm!

'But how do you rescue chickens when one of you is known as The Chicken Swallower? Join the Bad Guys as they return for more dodgy good deeds with a new member of the team. And watch out for the super villain who might just be the end of them!

'Good deeds. Whether you like it or not.' (Publication summary)

2016 winner y separately published work icon The Bad Guys - Episode 1 Aaron Blabey , Lindfield : Scholastic Australia , 2015 8805481 2015 single work children's fiction children's

'They sound like the Bad Guys, they look like the Bad Guys . . . and they even smell like the Bad Guys. But Mr Wolf, Mr Piranha, Mr Snake and Mr Shark are about to change all of that!

'Mr Wolf has a daring plan for the Bad Guys first good mission. The gang are going to break 200 dogs out of the Maximum Security City Dog Pound.

'Will Operation Dog Pound go smoothly? Will the Bad Guys become the Good Guys?

'And will Mr Snake please spit out Mr Piranha?' (Publication summary)

2015 winner y separately published work icon The Bully Buster Sally Rippin , Richmond : Hardie Grant Books , 2012 6126720 2012 single work children's fiction children's

'There is a bully at Billie's school who is being mean to everyone. What can Billie do about it?' (Trove)

2014 winner y separately published work icon The Best Project Sally Rippin , Richmond : Hardie Grant Egmont , 2011 Z1854233 2011 single work children's fiction children's

'Billie's little brother is cute, but he can be annoying. Billie has to keep everything away from him. Especially the tower she has made for her school project'.' (Trove)

2013 winner y separately published work icon The Golden Door Emily Rodda , Malvern : Omnibus Books , 2011 Z1799310 2011 single work children's fiction children's fantasy 'The walled city of Weld is under attack from ferocious flying creatures that raid in the night, bringing death and destruction. The Warden calls for Volunteers to find and destroy the Enemy sending the invaders, and the heroes of Weld answer the call one by one, never to return. Rye is officially too young to go, but his brothers are among the lost, and he must help them. What terrors await him beyond the wall?' Source: www.readings.com.au/ (Sighted 18/08/2011).
2012 winner y separately published work icon Tashi and the Golem Anna Fienberg , Barbara Fienberg , Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2009 Z1634351 2009 single work children's fiction children's
2011 winner y separately published work icon The Very Bad Book Andy Griffiths , Sydney : Pan Macmillan Australia , 2010 Z1727209 2010 selected work children's fiction poetry children's humour 'In a very bad wood,
There was a very bad house.
And in that very bad house,
There was a very bad room.
And in that very bad room,
There was a very bad cupboard.
And in that very bad cupboard,
There was a very bad shelf.
And on that very bad shelf,
There was a very bad box.
And in that very bad box,
There was a VERY BAD BOOK...
AND THIS IS IT!!!' (From the publisher's website.)
2010 winner y separately published work icon The Big Fat Cow that Goes Kapow Andy Griffiths , Sydney : Pan Macmillan , 2008 Z1517960 2008 single work children's fiction children's humour

'More rhyming mayhem and comic madness from the bestselling duo of the inspired JUST! series. Andy Griffiths’ rhyming text — that will entice and engage the most reluctant child to read while laughing all the way — is hilariously counterpointed by Terry Denton’s delightfully wonky illustrations. A side-splitting companion to the award-winning and Children's Book Council shortlisted title, The Cat on the Mat is Flat.' (Publication summary)

2009 winner y separately published work icon Zac Power Classic Series Meredith Badger , Hilary Badger , Chris Morphew , 2006 Prahran : Hardie Grant Egmont , 2006- Z1259086 2006 series - publisher children's fiction children's adventure Awarded for series one.
2008 winner y separately published work icon Just Shocking! Andy Griffiths , Sydney : Pan Macmillan Australia , 2007 Z1377034 2007 selected work children's fiction children's humour
2006 winner y separately published work icon Girlz Rock! Macmillan Education (publisher), 2005 Z1398526 2005 series - publisher Awarded to the series as a whole
2005 winner y separately published work icon Toocool Phil Kettle , 2000 Lindfield : Scholastic Australia , 2000-2003 Z1162313 2000 series - author children's fiction children's

A series about Tommy Toocool and his friends - ever ready to try a new sport.

Awarded to the series as a whole
2004 winner Deltora Quest 3 Emily Rodda , 2003- series - author children's fiction children's fantasy For series three.
2003 winner y separately published work icon The Big Big Big Book of Tashi Anna Fienberg , Barbara Fienberg , Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2001 Z1865114 2001 selected work children's fiction children's adventure fantasy "He's brave! He's bold! He's the best!

Tashi's too cunning for the war lord and the wicked baron, and far too clever for giants, ghosts, witches and demons. And Tashi tell the best stories ever!

Seven books rolled into one Big Big Big Book of Tashi. That's fourteen daredevil adventures." (Back cover)
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