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Educational Publishing Awards 2017 shortlists announced

The Australian Publishers Association (APA) has announced the shortlists for the 2017 Educational Publishing Awards Australia.

The shortlists in each category are:


Student Resource—Mathematics (Numeracy)

  • Oxford Maths Student and Assessment Books (Oxford University Press)
  • Problem-solving Strategies and Skills (R.I.C. Publications)

Student Resource—Arts/Science/Humanities/Social Sciences/Technologies/Health and Physical Education/Languages

  • Double Helix Lessons (CSIRO Publishing and Stile Education)
  • The Gigantic Book of Genes (Louie & Ted)
  • Our Stories: Sportsmanship (Black Dog Books)
  • Student Science Journals (Australian Academy of Science)

Student Resource—English (Literacy, Literature, Language)

  • Sound Waves Online (Firefly Education)
  • Team Reads (Macmillan Education Australia)
  • The Weird and Wonderful World of Words (Wild Dog Books)

Teaching Resource

  • Among the Gum Trees (Australian Academy of Science)
  • Oxford Maths Teacher Dashboard (OUP)
  • PM Educational Toy Packs (Nelson Cengage)
  • Springboard into Comprehension Assessment (Macmillan Education)

Educational picture or chapter book

  • Amazing Australians in Their Flying Machines (Walker Books)
  • Circle (Walker Books)
  • Nature Storybooks: Desert Lake (Walker Books)
  • Welcome to Country (Black Dog Books)
  • Yong (Walker Books) 


  • Bug Club: Plays to Read (Pearson)
  • Twinkl Australia (Twinkl Educational Publishing)


Student Resource—Junior—Mathematics/Science

  • Pearson Mathematics 2nd Edition (Pearson)
  • Pearson Science 2nd Edition (Pearson)
  • ScienceWorld for the Victorian Curriculum (Macmillan Education)

Student Resource—Junior—English/Humanities/Languages/Arts/Technologies/Health and Physical Education

  • Health and Physical Education for the Australian Curriculum (CUP)
  • Inspired English (Macmillan Education)
  • Jacaranda Geoactive 1 and 2 NSW Australian Curriculum Geography Stage 4, 4th Edition (Jacaranda)
  • Oxford MyEnglish 7 to 9 Victorian Curriculum (OUP)
  • Pearson Geography NSW (Pearson)
  • Practice IT for the Australian Curriculum (CUP)

Student Resource—Senior—Mathematics/Science

  • Nelson Biology VCE (Nelson Cengage)
  • Nelson Psychology VCE (Nelson Cengage)
  • Nelson VCE Specialist Mathematics Units 3 & 4 (Nelson Cengage) 

Student Resource—Senior—English/Humanities/Languages/Arts/Technologies/Health and Physical Education

  • HTAV Revolutions Series (HTAV)
  • HTAV Twentieth Century Series (HTAV)
  • Key Concepts in VCE Business Management Units 1‒4, 4th Edition (Jacaranda) Living Religion 5th Edition (Nelson Cengage)
  • Pearson English VCE (Pearson)
  • Australia Religion and Society (Nelson Cengage)

Teaching Resource

  • The Artful English Teacher (AATE)
  • Geography NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum Interactive Teacher Edition (CUP)
  • Pearson Science 2 nd Edition Teacher Companions (Pearson) 

Reference Resource

  • A+ Study Guides for VCE (Nelson Cengage)
  • Australian Schoolmate Oxford Dictionary & Thesaurus 6th Edition (OUP)
  • Get Ahead in Grammar (Nelson Cengage)
  • The Invisible War: A Tale on Two Scales (Scale Free Network) 

Tertiary and TAFE

TAFE & Vocational Education: Teaching and Learning Resource

  • The Big Picture 4th Edition (Cengage)
  • The Disability Support Worker 2nd Edition (Cengage) 

TAFE & Vocational Education: Student Resource

  • Basic Building and Construction Skills 5th Edition (Cengage)
  • Basic Plumbing Services Skills 3rd Edition (Cengage)
  • Connect Master Hospitality Travel and Tourism for Certificate II to Diploma (McGraw-Hill Education)
  • The Road to Hospitality 4th Edition (Cengage)

Tertiary (Adaptations): Student Resource

  • Global Business Today (McGraw-Hill Education)
  • Pharmacology in Nursing: Australian and New Zealand 2nd Edition (Cengage)
  • Principles of Economics (McGraw-Hill Education)

Tertiary (Adaptations): Teaching and Learning Resource

  • Essentials of Corporate Finance 4th Edition (McGraw-Hill Education)
  • Understanding Research Methods for Evidence-based Practice in Health (Wiley)

Tertiary (Wholly Australian) Scholarly Resource

  • Australia’s Welfare Wars: The Players, the Politics and the Ideologies 3rd Edition (UNSW Press)
  • Mia Mia Aboriginal Community Development: Fostering Cultural Security (CUP)

Tertiary (Wholly Australian) Student Resource

  • Clinical Nursing Skills: An Australian Perspective (CUP)
  • Healthy Ageing and Aged Care (OUP)
  • Spelling It Out: How Words Work and How to Teach Them (CUP)
  • Teaching Language in Context 2nd Edition (OUP)
  • Teaching Secondary Mathematics (CUP)

Tertiary (Wholly Australian) Teaching and Learning Resource

  • Company Law: An Interactive Approach (Wiley)
  • Study Smart (Cengage and Smart Sparrow)

The winners will be announced at the Educational Publishing Awards ceremony in Melbourne on 20 September. For more information, click here.


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