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History

Replaced the pre-existing category 'Junior Book' in 2002.

The award was not presented in 2007.

Latest Winners / Recipients

Year: 2021

winner y separately published work icon Vote Weirdo Anh Do , Lindfield : Scholastic Australia , 2020 18673764 2020 single work children's fiction children's

'Its time to vote! Weir Dos in the running for class captain... but will an EPIC HAIR DISASTER destroy his chances of winning?! It wont be easy... but it will be funny!'   (Publication summary)

Year: 2020

winner y separately published work icon The Big Bad Wolf Aaron Blabey , Lindfield : Scholastic Australia , 2019 15647107 2019 single work children's fiction children's

'THE SKY GOES DARK. THE CITY TREMBLES. THE SCREAMS BEGIN... and everyone’s favourite Wolf has a LOT of explaining to do. Big? Yep. Bad? You betcha. Unmissable? YESSSSSSSSSSS. But seriously, will someone tell those whiny Three Little Pig dudes to stop saying ‘We told you so’? Get under a table and put on a sensible helmet—this is BAD GUYS EPISODE 9!'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Year: 2019

winner y separately published work icon Do-You-Think-He-Saurus?! The Bad Guys Episode 7 Aaron Blabey , Lindfield : Scholastic Australia , 2018 14045481 2018 single work children's fiction children's fantasy

'The dawn of time! Nothing on earth could rival the terrifying power of the dinosaurs. Except maybe that wolf over there...Yeah, the one standing next to the snake and the shark and that other sardiney-looking thing.

'Huh?!

'This is all wrong. This is all bad. This is all awesome. Its time to get your Jurassic on, baby. It's time... For the Bad Guys Episode 7!' (Publication summary)

Year: 2018

winner y separately published work icon Really Weird! Anh Do , Lindfield : Scholastic Australia , 2017 10722408 2017 single work children's fiction children's

'Grandma Do is visiting, just in time for Grandparents Day, a trip to the farm AND the school dance! Life is about to get REALLY weird for Weir Do... because Grandma Do is the weirdest one of all! It won't be easy... but it will be funny!' (Publication summary)

Year: 2017

winner y separately published work icon Mission Unpluckable The Bad Guys Episode 2 Aaron Blabey , Lindfield : Scholastic Australia , 2015 9285838 2015 single work children's fiction children's

'The Bad Guys are back with a daring plan to rescue 10,000 chickens from a high-security cage farm!

'But how do you rescue chickens when one of you is known as The Chicken Swallower? Join the Bad Guys as they return for more dodgy good deeds with a new member of the team. And watch out for the super villain who might just be the end of them!

'Good deeds. Whether you like it or not.' (Publication summary)

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