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Latest Winners / Recipients

Year: 2021

winner y separately published work icon The Giant and the Sea Trent Jamieson , Rovina Cai (illustrator), Sydney : Lothian , 2020 18425945 2020 single work picture book children's

'A giant stands on the shore, watching the sea. She never moves, never speaks, until the day she turns to a little girl and says, 'The sea is rising.'

'The brave girl takes the message to the town. But when the people refuse to listen, the giant must find another way to save them.

'Perfect for the children of the Climate Strike, this is a lyrical and deeply moving story about climate change, standing up for what you believe in, and the power of hope.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Year: 2020

winner y separately published work icon One Careless Night Christina Booth , Christina Booth (illustrator), Newtown : Walker Books Australia , 2019 15424352 2019 single work picture book children's

'Where the mist swallows mountains and winds whisper through ancient trees, a mother and her pup run wild and free. They hunt, but they are also hunted. Carted away. Sold for bounty. And then, one careless night … The last thylacine is gone. The beautiful but heartbreaking story of Australia's last thylacine (Tasmanian tiger), which died in captivity.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Year: 2019

winner y separately published work icon The All New Must Have Orange 430 Michael Speechley , Michael Speechley (illustrator), Melbourne : Viking , 2018 13983995 2018 single work picture book children's

'Harvey owned a heap of stuff, but could always use more. The ORANGE 430 was the latest and the greatest. Harvey wasn’t sure what it did, but he had to have it! A cheeky picture book for anyone who’s bought a thingy or whatsit . . . and doesn’t quite know why. In his debut picture book, Michael Speechley explores our obsession with stuff in a fun and edifying way.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Year: 2018

winner y separately published work icon Florette Anna Walker , Anna Walker (illustrator), Melbourne : Penguin , 2017 10711525 2017 single work picture book children's

'When Mae has to move house from the country to the city, she feels lonely and sad - until she discovers a beautiful place full of green in the centre of Paris.

'What she finds there sparks something special and beautiful that will make her feel much more at home. ' (Publication summary)

Year: 2017

winner y separately published work icon Chooks in Dinner Suits : A Tale of Big Dogs and Little Penguins Diane Jackson Hill , Craig Smith (illustrator), Carlton : Museum Victoria , 2015 9027113 2015 single work picture book children's

'On a tiny island lives a waddle of Little Penguins. But their numbers are dwindling. Swampy Marsh knows what to do, but no one will listen. Soon he can count the last few penguins on the fingers of one hand. The desperate townsfolk give Swampy, and his friends Max and Oddball, one chance.

'Will his ‘Oddball’ solution work? Will Swampy save the Little Penguins of Middle Island?

'A warmly funny account of one man’s quest to save a penguin colony, with two very unusual helpers.' (Publication summary)