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Latest Winners / Recipients

Year: 2021

winner (Educational Picture or Chapter Book) y separately published work icon Be Your Own Man Jessica Sanders , Robbie Cathro (illustrator), Fitzroy : Five Mile Press , 2020 22531798 2020 single work picture book children's

'You can be anything. You can be everything. 

'Have you ever felt you should act a certain way or do certain things, just because you're a boy. 

'This book encourages young boys to broaden their ideas about what it means to be a boy, supporting them to feel free and proud to be who they truly are. 

'Every boy deserves to be themselves without apology, and know that being themselves now will make them the man they will become in the future.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Year: 2020

winner y separately published work icon Our Land, Our Stories : Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, Histories and Cultures : Lower Primary 2019 South Melbourne : Cengage Learning Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies , 2019 19745734 2019 series - publisher information book children's 'Our Land, Our Stories is a landmark educational series exploring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, peoples and cultures developed by Nelson, A Cengage Company in collaboration with the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS). Developed over three years, with more than thirty five Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people contributing stories to the ground-breaking primary school resource, the series is a media-rich educational package developed for lower, middle and upper primary. All resources explicitly link to the Australian Curriculum Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cross-curriculum priority – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures – through exploring the three key concepts of Country/Place, Culture and People. The series was written by, and in consultation with, First Australians. It will immerse students in historical and contemporary stories of Indigenous Australia, and empower educators to confidently teach students about the richness and diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, histories and cultures.' (Publication summary)
winner y separately published work icon Love Your Body Jessica Sanders , Carol Rossetti (illustrator), Melbourne : Bonniers , 2019 18744001 2019 single work picture book children's

'My body is strong.
My body can do amazing things.
My body is my own.

'Freedom is loving your body with all its "imperfections" and being the perfectly imperfect you! Love Your Body encourages young girls to admire and celebrate their bodies for all the amazing things they can do, and help girls see that they are so much more than their bodies.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Year: 2019

winner (Educational Picture or Chapter Book) y separately published work icon Natural Disaster Zones Through My Eyes : Natural Disaster Zones 2017 Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2017-2018 10673676 2017 series - publisher children's fiction children's
winner (Student Resource - Arts/Science/Humanities/Social Sciences/Technologies/Health and Physical Education/Languages) y separately published work icon Australian Backyard Earth Scientist Peter Macinnis , Canberra : National Library of Australia , 2019 17204383 2019 single work non-fiction children's

'Find out where rain comes from and what geysers look like! Read about soil becoming too salty and why greenhouse gases are increasing. Did you know that fog is a cloud sitting on the ground and that ice can tell you about the environment of millions of years ago? And what is lightning anyway? Australian Backyard Earth Scientist is full of fantastic photos and fascinating information that help explain different aspects of earth science - a science that discovered how old the Earth is, what fossils tell us, how mountains were created, what causes earthquakes, what the difference between weather and climate is, and why glaciers are melting. 

'From the beginnings of the planet through to climate change, 'Australian Backyard Earth Scientist' includes interesting and fun facts and projects help develop an understanding and appreciation - like making your own fossils, collecting cloud types, and using tree rings to find out about past weather. Young readers can discover the influences that have fashioned our earth - and are still acting to change it.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Year: 2018

winner (Educational Picture or Chapter Book) y separately published work icon Ten Pound Pom Carole Wilkinson , Melbourne : Black Dog Books , 2017 12207505 2017 single work autobiography children's

'I don’t want to go to Australia. I have just started grammar school. My best friend Sally goes there too. But it looks like there could be another war and Dad has convinced Mum to go. Because we’re migrants, the voyage is costing Mum and Dad only £10 each. My brother Brian and I are travelling free. It’s a long way to Australia. What if we never come back to England? In the 1950s and 60s Australia welcomed thousands of British immigrants as part of the Assisted Passage Migration Scheme. Ten Pound Pom is the true story of award-winning author Carole Wilkinson’s immigration to Australia.' (Publication summary)

Year: 2012

winner (Educational Picture or Chapter Book) y separately published work icon Playground : Listening to Stories from Country and from Inside the Heart Nadia Wheatley , East Melbourne : Allen and Unwin , 2011 Z1781087 2011 anthology prose Indigenous story '"We use the bush as our school and as our playground", says one of the many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people whose voices combine in this anthology of true stories about childhood, compiled from a wide range of memoirs and oral histories. Alongside reminiscences of getting bush tucker, going fishing and taking part in ceremony, there are descriptions of playing games, building cubbies and having fun. The warmth of home, the love of family and the strength of community shine through every story. Freedom goes hand in hand with responsibility, while respect and sharing are constant themes. The eighty Elders - both past and present - who have contributed their words or artwork to this book include many prominent community leaders, educators and artists. Their life-stories span the twentieth century. Just as important are the contemporary stories told by twenty secondary school students. Although some of these young people now make their home in the city, their connection to traditional country remains the source of learning. As we listen to these stories that come from country and from inside the heart, we find wisdom that could help us care for each other and for the land where we all now live.' Source: (Sighted 25/5/2011).