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Speech Pathology Australia book awards 2019 winners announced

The winners of the 2019 Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year awards have been announced.

Chosen from shortlists announced in July, the winning titles are:

Birth to three years

  • Let’s Go Strolling (Katrina Germein, illus by Danny Snell, Little Book Press)

Three to five years

  • Tricky’s Bad Day (Alison Lester, Affirm)

Five to eight years

  • The Oo in Uluru (Judith Barker, illus by Janie Frith, Little Steps)

Eight to 10 years

  • The Dog with Seven Names (Dianne Wolfer, Random House Australia Children’s)

Indigenous children

  • Dreaming Soldiers (Catherine Bauer, illus by Shane McGrath, Big Sky).

The awards were presented on 1 November at State Library Victoria.

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’ and are judged on their ‘appeal to children, interactive quality and ability to assist speech pathologists and parents in communication and literacy development’. Each category is judged by a panel of experts in oral language and literacy development.

Read more about the awards here.


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