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Speech Pathology Australia book awards 2016 winners announced

The winning titles for this year’s Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards have been announced.

The winning titles in each category are:

Birth to three years

  • Once I Heard a Little Wombat (Renee Tremi, Random House)

Three to five years

  • Something Wonderful (Raewyn Calsley, illus by Karen Blair, Viking)

Five to eight years

  • Funky Chicken: Chooks in Space (Chris Collin, Funkybooks)

Eight to 10 years

  • New Boy (Nick Earls, Puffin)

Indigenous children

  • The Pearl-Shell Diver (Kay Crabbe, A&U).

The winners were chosen from shortlists announced in June. Author Alison Lester was also awarded the Association’s Children’s Language and Literature Award and inducted into the Speech Pathology Australia’s Book of the Year Hall of Fame.

The Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards aim to ‘promote quality Australian books that help children get the best, most literate start in life’. The books shortlisted are judged on their ‘appeal to children, interactive quality and ability to assist speech pathologists and parents in communication and literacy development’.

Read more about the awards here.


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