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  • 1996-. Use the broad term for the Award from 1988 to 1995.

Latest Winners / Recipients

Year: 2017

winner y separately published work icon Out Owen Swan (illustrator), Angela May George , Gosford : Scholastic Australia , 2016 8735025 2016 single work picture book children's

'Touching story about starting a new life and the strength of the human spirit. Timely and sensitive discussion of what drives people to become refugees and the challenges they face. Soft, yet evocative, illustrations. Released to coincide with World Refugee Day 2016.' (Publication summary)

Year: 2015

winner y separately published work icon Bully on the Bus Kathryn Apel , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2014 6954487 2014 single work children's fiction children's

'The bully on the bus taunts 7-year-old Leroy, then silences him with threats of worse to come. While hunting for hidden messages in The Big Bad Book of Fairytales, Leroy becomes Little Red Robin Hood, and finds the strength and courage he needs to overcome the bully’s torments, once and for all.' (Publication summary)

Year: 2013

winner y separately published work icon Violet Mackerel's Personal Space Anna Branford , Newtown : Walker Books Australia , 2012 Z1935877 2012 single work children's fiction children's 'Violet Mackerel has some good news and some not-so-good news. The good news is about Mum and Vincent. The not-so-good news is that they have to move house. Violet is trying to be brave, but sometimes leaving your personal space can be tricky.' (Publisher's blurb)

Year: 2012

winner y separately published work icon The Big Sister Sally Rippin , Richmond : Hardie Grant Children's Publishing , 2011 Z1852346 2011 single work children's fiction children's
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'Billie can't wait for the new baby to arrive. She's even going to give it her favourite teddy! But what will happen when her parents go to hospital without her and Billie's teddy goes missing?' (Source: back cover).

Year: 2010

winner y separately published work icon Pearl Verses the World Sally Murphy , Newtown : Walker Books Australia , 2009 Z1607159 2009 single work children's fiction children's (taught in 2 units)

'A moving illustrated verse novel about a girl dealing with isolation at school, and with her grandma’s illness at home.

'At school, Pearl feels as though she is in a group of one. Her teacher wants her to write poems that rhyme but Pearl’s poems don’t. At home, however, Pearl feels safe and loved, but her grandmother is slowly fading, and so are Mum and Pearl. When her grandmother eventually passes away, Pearl wants life to go back to the way it was and refuses to talk at the funeral. But she finds the courage to deliver a poem for her grandmother that defies her teacher’s idea of poetry – her poem doesn’t rhyme; it comes from the heart.' (Publication summary)