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Subcategory of Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards
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2020 winner y separately published work icon Goat on a Boat Nick Dent , Suzanne Houghton (illustrator), Malvern : Omnibus Books , 2019 15893824 2019 single work picture book children's

'When a goat arrives on a rocky island, the resident sheep are afraid he’ll eat all their grass. But this goat has hidden talents... This humorous story for children has an important message to convey.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2019 winner y separately published work icon The Oo in Uluru Judith Barker , Janie Frith (illustrator), Glebe : Little Steps , 2018 14831366 2018 single work picture book children's

''This is the story of the 'oo'. It's an amusing sound for all of you.'

'The Oo in Uluru is a fun Australian-themed phoneme story that teaches young readers about the vowel sound 'oo' and where they can find it in different words.' (Publication summary) 

2018 winner y separately published work icon Danny Blue's Really Excellent Dream Max Landrak , Sydney : Lothian , 2017 11544019 2017 single work picture book

'A book about creativity, comfort zones - and colour.

'A story about a curious and inventive boy that will make kids think about how each of us sees the world.

'Danny Blue lives in a world where everything is blue. And while there are many different shades and hues, everything is essentially the same. But then one night Danny sees something in a dream that is unlike anything else. He tried to describe it, but no one can understand what he means, and so he decides to create the thing he saw in his Really Excellent Dream (or R.E.D.).

'A wonderfully illustrated, off-beat story about invention, dreams and thinking outside the box.' (Publication Summary)

2017 winner y separately published work icon Somewhere Else Gus Gordon , Gus Gordon (illustrator), Melbourne : Viking , 2016 9584193 2016 single work children's fiction children's

'George has no interest in exploring the world. He’s far too busy at home baking fine pastries. Or so he tells everyone when they invite him along on their wonderful adventures.

'But when his friend Pascal digs a little deeper, the real reason George won’t leave home is finally revealed . . . ' (Publication summary)

2016 winner y separately published work icon Funky Chicken : Chooks in Space Chris Collin , Megan Kitchin (illustrator), Hervey Bay : Funkybooks , 2015 8529035 2015 single work picture book children's

'The chook is back in his second exciting adventure Climb aboard for a funky space voyage of epic proportions! Could Funky Chook's dream on a hot lazy day, Turn into a trip to the great Milky Way? Hang on to your spacesuits and join our feathered hero in his search for inter-galactic funkiness!! This title comes with an amazing CD of the narrated story to music plus the song 'Chooks in Space'. It is not only an audio CD - Play it through any computer and watch this awesomely funky space story spring to life as a visual slideshow of the book itself plus the song which plays as a lyric slideshow!' (Publication summary)

2014 winner y separately published work icon Silver Buttons Bob Graham , Bob Graham (illustrator), Newtown : Walker Books Australia , 2013 6615820 2013 single work picture book children's

'At 9.59 on Thursday morning, Jodie draws a duck. Just as she is about to add one final silver button to the duck’s boots, her little brother takes his first step. At this exact same moment, a man buys bread, a soldier leaves home, a baby is being born... Here is a book, a story, a philosophy so simply told and yet—in true and inimitable Bob Graham style—so rich with emotion and meaning. It is in the smallest details that we sense the greatest significance and can see the big picture. From his glorious urban skyscapes to the tender portrayal of a falling feather or the tying of a shoelace or a dog’s joy in scratching his back, Bob lets us in on a world view conveyed with humanity, compassion and affection.' (Publication summary)