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Subcategory of CROW Award
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History

'Kanga (previously CROW Awards) — The CROW Award (Children Reading Outstanding Writers) was a South Australian popular choice award. After 1998 it went into recess, in 2003 it was briefly resurrected as the Kanga Awards by a consortium of bookshops, government and enthusiast bodies.' (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_CBCA_Awards)

Notes

  • South Australian Children's choice award. The Kanga Awards were launched by Phil Cummings at the ALLWRITE Festival Wednesday 19th March 2003.(Web page: http://www.thekangas.org.au/index.htm)

Latest Winners / Recipients

Year: 2005

recipient y separately published work icon Mutt Dog! Stephen Michael King , Stephen Michael King (illustrator), Sydney : Scholastic Press Scholastic Press , 2004 Z1158049 2004 single work picture book children's

'Mutt dog! The scruffy dog is brave and fast and smart... but he's all alone. No-one feeds him. No-one wants him. No-one loves him. Until one day...'

recipient y separately published work icon Tashi : Lost in the City Anna Fienberg , Barbara Fienberg , Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2004 Z1121709 2004 selected work children's fiction children's "Tashi always has big adventures, like the time he is lost in the city and has to escape from a mean man with a glass eye and a silver dagger...then, on the way home, Tashi and Grandma are kidnapped by brigands called Fearless and Ferocious." (Back cover)

Year: 2004

winner y separately published work icon Old Tom : Man of Mystery Leigh Hobbs , Leigh Hobbs (illustrator), Sydney : ABC Books , 2003 Z1063696 2003 single work picture book children's humour

'Angela Throgmorton decides it is high time that Old Tom helped around the house. But Old Tom has other ideas...Who is that mysterious figure disappearing into the night? Join Angela and Old Tom on a wild chase through the dark streets, with Angela determined to unmask the Man of Mystery! '  (Publication summary)

winner y separately published work icon Old Tom Leigh Hobbs , Ringwood : Puffin , 1994 Z833917 1994 single work children's fiction children's
winner y separately published work icon Selby Sorcerer Duncan Ball , Pymble : HarperCollins Australia , 2003 Z1054656 2003 single work children's fiction children's

'A change is as good as a holiday but for Selby, the two go hand in hand. To coincide with the summer school holidays, HarperCollins will re-release four Selby favourites with a fresh new look. Selby Sorcerer Willia and Billia, the Trifle's terrible nephews, are again up to no good. Selby can end their havoc with magic, but for how long? Ages 7-12' (Publisher's blurb)

recipient y separately published work icon Selby Snaps Duncan Ball , Pymble : Angus and Robertson , 2000 Z1278090 2000 single work children's fiction children's
recipient y separately published work icon Toad Away Morris Gleitzman , Camberwell : Puffin , 2003 Z1081927 2003 single work children's fiction children's humour

'Stack Me!

'It's the heroic tale of one slightly squashed cane toad's travels across oceans, continents and some really busy roads.' (Publication summary)

Year: 2003

winner y separately published work icon Tashi and the Dancing Shoes Anna Fienberg , Barbara Fienberg , Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2001 Z893598 2001 selected work children's fiction children's adventure fantasy Jack's Uncle Joe loves to tell stories, and so does Tashi - like the one about the magic shoes and Uncle Tiki Pu's sneaky plan...and what Tashi did when the fortune teller, Luk Ahed, said that his tenth birthday would be his last. (back cover)
winner y separately published work icon Deltora Quest 2 Emily Rodda , Lindfield : Scholastic Press Scholastic Press , 2007 Z1448257 2007 selected work children's fiction children's fantasy

Year: 1999

winner (Focus Awards section) y separately published work icon Angel Phil Cummings , New South Wales : Random House Australia , 1997 Z847725 1997 single work children's fiction children's

'Shane isn't dreaming and, whatever the doctor and his parents think, he's not going crazy. His brother David is back - and, like any older brother, he's a bit of a pain. But Shane can't wait to talk to him and to have the family together for what almost turns out to be one last time! If you've got a member of the family who's certainly no angel, Phil Cumming's funny and engaging first novel is for you.' (Publication summary)

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