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Educational Publishing Awards 2017 winners announced

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

The graphic novel The Invisible War: A Tale on Two Scales (Briony Barr, Gregory Crocetti, Ailsa Wild et al., Scale Free Network) received the overall Award for Excellence in Australian Educational Publishing. The cross-curriculum resource, which draws on science, history and English subjects, introduces readers to the microbiology of the gut and life on the Western Front during World War I.

The judges said The Invisible War ‘raises the bar of excellence in content and method for furthering student understanding’, and ‘stands out from other products in the market through its writing and layout, designed to avoid overloading the reader while they are engaged in the story’.

Origo Education was named Primary Publisher of the Year and Oxford University Press was named Secondary Publisher of the Year.

The other winning titles in each category are:


Student Resource—Mathematics (Numeracy)

  • Oxford Maths Student and Assessment Books (Oxford University Press)

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

  • Student Science Journals (Australian Academy of Science)

Student Resource—English (Literacy, Literature, Language)

  • Sound Waves Online (Firefly Education)

Teaching Resource

  • Oxford Maths Teacher Dashboard (OUP)

Educational picture or chapter book

  • Welcome to Country (Black Dog Books)


  • Bug Club: Plays to Read (Pearson)

Primary Outstanding Digital Resource

  • Double Helix Lessons (CSIRO and Stile Education)


Student Resource—Junior—Mathematics/Science

  • Pearson Science 2nd Edition (Pearson)

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

  • Jacaranda Geoactive 1 and 2 NSW Australian Curriculum Geography Stage 4, 4th Edition (Jacaranda)

Student Resource—Senior—Mathematics/Science

  • Nelson Psychology VCE (Nelson Cengage)

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

  • HTAV Revolutions Series (HTAV)
  • Pearson English VCE (Pearson)

Teaching Resource

  • Pearson Science 2nd Edition Teacher Companions (Pearson) 

Reference Resource

  • The Invisible War: A Tale on Two Scales (Scale Free Network)

Secondary Outstanding Digital Resource

  • Jacaranda Geoactive 1 and 2 NSW Australian Curriculum Geography Stage 4, 4th Edition (Jacaranda)

Tertiary and TAFE

TAFE & Vocational Education: Teaching and Learning Resource

  • The Big Picture 4th Edition (Cengage)

TAFE & Vocational Education: Student Resource

  • The Road to Hospitality 4th Edition (Cengage)

Tertiary (Adaptations): Student Resource

  • Pharmacology in Nursing: Australian and New Zealand 2nd Edition (Cengage)

Tertiary (Adaptations): Teaching and Learning Resource

  • Understanding Research Methods for Evidence-based Practice in Health (Wiley)

Tertiary (Wholly Australian) Scholarly Resource

  • Mia Mia Aboriginal Community Development: Fostering Cultural Security (CUP)

Tertiary (Wholly Australian) Student Resource

  • Healthy Ageing and Aged Care (OUP)

Tertiary (Wholly Australian) Teaching and Learning Resource

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

Tertiary/TAFE Outstanding Digital Resource

  • Understanding Research Methods for Evidence-based Practice in Health (Wiley)

The winners were announced at a ceremony in Melbourne on 20 September.

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