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Birth to 3 Years
or 0 to 3 Years ; or Birth to Three Years
Subcategory of Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards
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Latest Winners / Recipients

Year: 2020

winner y separately published work icon Meerkat Splash Aura Parker , Aura Parker (illustrator), Melbourne : Puffin , 2019 15606682 2019 single work picture book children's 'Meerkats cleaning, washing. Woooo! Slipping, sliding, swimming too. Follow Meerkat Red into the burrow and join all the colourful meerkat friends for one big crazy bathtime! But who makes the biggest meerkat splash?' (Publication summary)

Year: 2019

winner y separately published work icon Let's Go Strolling Katrina Germein , Danny Snell (illustrator), Kent Town : Little Book Press , 2018 14740243 2018 single work picture book children's

'A delightful story with simple rhythm which centres on a family spending the day together out and about. Strolling to the park they say hello to a neighbour, marvel at the orange bus, wave to a rubbish truck and point to the ducks waddling by. Look outside. See the Sun. Let’s go now, have some fun. Puppy dog, butterfly. Aeroplane, cloudy sky. A story that focuses on everyday experiences and surroundings providing lots of opportunity for talk between parent and child.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Year: 2018

winner y separately published work icon Heads and Tails John Canty , John Canty (illustrator), Kew East : Berbay Books , 2017 10866222 2017 single work picture book children's

'Heads and Tails by John Canty is an extraordinary children’s picture book. Leveraging the natural and universal fascination that children have with animals, the book utilises hints and recognition to build a sense of anticipation on each page, that is resolved on the following page when the identity of the animal is discovered.

'Young readers are engaged in the process of deduction by drawing on visual prompts and clues such as where an animal may live, what the animal may look like and sounds the animal makes. The effect is that each page presents an engaging yet accessible mini mystery for the child to solve. Accordingly, the young reader’s inevitable participation in the process of discovery is ensures the book’s enjoyment. ' (Publication summary)

Year: 2016

winner y separately published work icon Once I Heard a Little Wombat Renée Treml , Renée Treml (illustrator), North Sydney : Random House Australia , 2015 8523214 2015 single work picture book children's

'A beautiful Australian take on a classic nursery rhyme

'Once I heard a little wombat stomp stomp stomp...'

'Read along and act out the movements as these baby Australian animals eat, play and settle down for nap time.' (Publication summary)

Year: 2014

winner y separately published work icon I'm a Dirty Dinosaur Janeen Brian , Ann James (illustrator), Melbourne : Penguin , 2013 Z1924713 2013 single work picture book children's 'Stomp, splash, slide, dive ... This little dinosaur just loves mud! ' (Publisher's blurb)
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