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Latest Winners / Recipients

Year: 2021

winner y separately published work icon Into the Wild Wolf Girl 1 : Into the Wild Anh Do , Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2019 15987647 2019 single work children's fiction children's

'I crawled onto the bank and collapsed, exhausted. From the dirt, I looked up in amazement at four dogs staring down at me. Was I dreaming? Had I gone mad? It all seemed very real. 'You guys saved me!' I said, as I sat up in my dripping clothes. 'I owe you.'

'When disaster separates Gwen from her family, she must fend for herself, all alone in the wilderness. Luckily, she's not alone for long . . . When a wolf puppy, a Labrador, a Chihuahua and a greyhound want to make friends, Gwen discovers talents she didn't know she possessed. But it will take all her new skills and strength just to survive. Does Gwen have what it takes to be leader of the pack?'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Year: 2020

winner y separately published work icon Hopping Weird! Anh Do , Lindfield : Scholastic Australia , 2019 15638810 2019 single work children's fiction children's

'Mum's got a cool new job at the animal hospital… but now Weir's house is like a ZOO! How can Bella and Weir help look after all the animals AND finish their school project?! It won't be easy… but it will be FUNNY!'

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 Mega Weird Anh Do , Jules Faber (illustrator), Lindfield : Scholastic Australia , 2016 9704735 2016 single work children's fiction children's

'Life for WeirDo is MEGA BUSY! Hes planning on making MEGA bucks from the Street Garage Sale, plus he's helping Bella write a winning song! And is that a dusty dino bone in the corner? It won't be easy ... but it will be funny!' (publication blurb).

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