Australia has a rich and varied book awards scene. In children’s books this includes the Australian Psychological Society’s Children’s Peace Literature Award and the Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards. Both recently announced their winners—a selection of engaging and entertaining children’s books that also happen to feature important themes and assist in literacy development. Click through to the Award-winners section of the newsletter to read more.
The Most Underrated Book Award is another one to watch. Celebrating ‘hidden gems’ from Australia’s small publishers, this year’s shortlist includes the quirky and educational graphic novel The Invisible War, which introduces readers to the microbiology of the gut and life on the Western Front during World War I. You can read more about the book and its publisher Scale Free Network in this month’s profile.