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Five to 8 Years
or 5 to 8 Years ; or Five to Eight Years
Subcategory of Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards
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Latest Winners / Recipients

Year: 2021

winner y separately published work icon The Thing That Goes Ping! Mark Carthew , Shane McGowan (illustrator), Abbotsford : Ford Street , 2021 20872674 2021 single work picture book children's

'In the faraway town of Figgy-tra-ling, you may hear the faint ring of a thing that goes ping!

'Join in the quest for the thing that goes ping – and meet some fun animals along the way!' (Publication summary)

Year: 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.

Year: 2019

winner y separately published work icon The Oo in Uluru Judith Barker , Janie Frith (illustrator), Warriewood : Woodslane Press , 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) 

Year: 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)

Year: 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)