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Winners

2012 winner y separately published work icon Ben & Duck Sara Acton , Sara Acton (illustrator), Lindfield : Scholastic Press Scholastic Press , 2011 Z1811247 2011 single work picture book children's 'One day Ben decides to go to the park and feed the ducks. There he meets a particularly persuasive duck who follows him home. This is a delightfully illustrated and funny story about the development of a new relationship between Ben and Duck.' (Publisher's blurb)
2011 winner y separately published work icon The Flying Orchestra Clare McFadden , Clare McFadden (illustrator), St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2010 Z1664777 2010 single work picture book children's 'Some days are so windy that even the angels lose their balance from the top of City Hall. It's always a day like this when the flying Orchestra blows into town... A beautiful and whimsical tale about the music all around us.' (Publisher's blurb)
2010 joint winner y separately published work icon Little Big Tree Tim Brown , Andy Geppert (illustrator), Kallangur : Kidiki Publishing , 2009 Z1718915 2009 single work picture book children's for the illustrations by Andy Geppert
2010 joint winner y separately published work icon The Terrible Plop Ursula Dubosarsky , Andrew Joyner (illustrator), Melbourne : Penguin , 2009 Z1563323 2009 single work picture book children's (taught in 1 units)

'A picture book about a little rabbit who learns that some things in life aren't as scary as they seem. Based on a Tibetan myth, a sound in the forest sets all the animals running for their lives from the Terrible Plop.'

(Source: Publisher's website)

for the illustrations by Andrew Joyner
2009 winner y separately published work icon Mending Lucille Jennifer Poulter , Sarah Davis (illustrator), Sydney : Lothian , 2008 Z1534666 2008 single work picture book children's 'A little girl's loss, and someone with a healing touch - a loving touch. Someone who gently reaches out to mend the child and her favourite doll, Lucille.' Sourec: Libraries Australia (Sighted 27/08/2009).
2008 winner y separately published work icon Santa's Aussie Holiday Maria Farrer , Anna Walker (illustrator), Lindfield : Scholastic Australia , 2008 Z1486399 2008 single work picture book children's

'In Santa's Aussie Holiday Santa takes a much deserved break after his busy Christmas Eve delivering gifts. And what better place to do it than Down Under? Santa travels around Australia from Sydney to Perth in his singlet, boardies and thongs and is shown the sights (and how to surf) by his Aussie mate Croc. This is a fun story with appealing illustrations by Anna Walker.' (Publication summary)

Awarded to Anna Walker for her illustrations.
2007 winner y separately published work icon When Elephants Lived in the Sea Jane Godwin , Vincent Agostino (illustrator), South Melbourne : Lothian , 2006 Z1289978 2006 single work picture book children's For the illustrations by Vincent Agostino.
2006 winner y separately published work icon The Mystery of Eilean Mor Gary Crew , Jeremy Geddes (illustrator), South Melbourne : Lothian , 2005 Z1218539 2005 single work picture book children's mystery For Jeremy Geddes's illustrations.
2005 winner y separately published work icon Wings Carol Chataway , Declan Lee (illustrator), South Melbourne : Lothian , 2004 Z1150022 2004 single work picture book young adult fantasy
2004 winner y separately published work icon Cat and Fish Joan Grant , Neil Curtis (illustrator), South Melbourne : Lothian , 2003 Z1050036 2003 single work picture book children's fable Cat and Fish come from different worlds - he from the land, she from the sea. But when they meet in the park one night, they like each other's looks. Cat shows Fish his world and teaches her how to climb, how to take shelter from the rain, and how to stay warm. But Fish misses the sea, so Cat takes her back and meets her friends and discovers the water world. Then the trouble starts.
2004 winner y separately published work icon Two Summers John Heffernan , Freya Blackwood (illustrator), Lindfield : Scholastic Press Scholastic Press , 2003 Z1025905 2003 single work picture book children's (taught in 1 units)

Rick is coming to visit again. But will he recognise the farm? Will he have as much fun as last time? Same friend. Same farm. Totally different landscape. (Source: Back cover)

2003 winner y separately published work icon The Dugong Meadow Naomi Mairou , Naomi Mairou (illustrator), Machans Beach : Trapdoor Press , 2002 Z1019790 2002 single work picture book children's

The tranquil seagrass meadow seems a safe place for Gentle Dugong and his aquatic undersea friends to play until one day a trawler with its scoop net appears.

2002 winner y separately published work icon When Mum Was Little Mini Goss , Mini Goss (illustrator), Fitzroy : Black Dog Books , 2001 Z974060 2001 single work picture book children's
2001 winner y separately published work icon Grandma's Shoes Libby Hathorn , Caroline Magerl (illustrator), Sydney : Hodder Headline Australia , 2000 Z1178335 2000 single work picture book children's

'A child whose beloved grandmother has died dream-travels at night in her grandmother's old shoes. Through these magical journeys the girl is able to hold on to her memories of her grandmother, while by day healing comes gradually to the family.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

For the illustrations by Caroline Magerl.
2000 winner y separately published work icon Baby Bear Goes to the Zoo Lorette Broekstra , Lorette Broekstra (illustrator), Port Melbourne : Lothian , 1999 Z794622 1999 single work picture book children's For illustration.
1999 y separately published work icon You and Me, Murrawee Kerri Hashmi , Felicity Marshall (illustrator), Ringwood : Viking , 1998 Z835267 1998 single work picture book children's Life as it would have been two hundred years ago is seen through the eyes of a young girl camping on the river with her family. Certificate of Recognition awarded - full award was not made in 1999
1998 joint winner Anna Pignataro Won by Anna Pignataro for the illustrations for the selected work of short stories for children I'm in the Sky and I Can't Come Back
1998 joint winner y separately published work icon I'm in the Sky and I Can't Come Back Holly Young Huth , St Leonards : Allen and Unwin , 1997 Z987200 1997 selected work short story Won by Anna Pignataro for the illustrations.
1998 joint winner y separately published work icon The Viewer Gary Crew , Shaun Tan (illustrator), Port Melbourne : Lothian , 1997 Z845140 1997 single work picture book young adult 'The Viewer tells the peculiar story of a boy whose obsession with curious artefacts leads him to discover a strange box at a dump site. It proves to be an ancient chest full of optical devices, one of which captures his interest; an intricately mechanical object which carries disks of images; scenes of destruction, violence and the collapse of civilisations throughout time. The boy is afraid, but also cannot help but look into the machine time and time again as the images shift and change...' (Source: Shaun Tan's website) Won by Shaun Tan for the illustrations.
1997 winner y separately published work icon Fang Fang's Chinese New Year Sally Rippin , Sally Rippin (illustrator), Norwood : Omnibus Books , 1996 Z863902 1996 single work picture book children's (taught in 1 units) Fang Fang's fears that her friend Lisa won't enjoy the Chinese New Year celebrations are put to rest as Lisa has a wonderful time tasting the different foods and watching the Dragon Dance.
1996 winner y separately published work icon The Race Christobel Mattingley , Anne Spudvilas (illustrator), Sydney : Ashton Scholastic , 1994 Z822142 1994 single work picture book children's Won by Anne Spudvilas for the illustrations of 'The Race'.
1995 joint winner y separately published work icon I Wish I'd Gone to the Moon with Neil Armstrong Leonie Young , Avril Janks , Astri Baker (illustrator), Willoughby : Weldon Kids , 1994 Z967821 1994 single work picture book children's Won by Astri Baker for the illustrations of the work: I Wish I'd Gone to the Moon with Neil Armstrong.
1995 joint winner y separately published work icon Power and Glory Emily Rodda , Geoff Kelly (illustrator), St Leonards : Allen and Unwin , 1994 Z834187 1994 single work picture book children's

A boy wants to play with his exciting new video game but keeps being interrupted by members of his family who bring him back to reality. The interruptions are reflected in the on-going playing of the game.

Awarded to Geoff Kelly for the illustrations of Power and Glory.
1994 winner y separately published work icon Is It True, Grandfather? Wendy Lohse , Jenny Sands (illustrator), Sydney : Ashton Scholastic , 1993 Z837690 1993 single work picture book children's Won by Jenny Sands for the illustrations.
1993 winner Donna Leslie Won for the illustrations for Alitji in Dreamland (Simon and Schuster, 1992)
1993 winner y separately published work icon Alitjinya Ngura Tjukurtjarangka Alitji in the Dreamtime Nancy Sheppard , Adelaide : University of Adelaide. Dept. of Adult Education , 1975 Z830420 1975 single work children's fiction children's fantasy humour

In this retelling of the Alice in Wonderland story set in Aboriginal Australia, the White Rabbit becomes the Kangaroo 'not, it should be emphasized, because there is no Pitjantjatjara word for 'rabbit', but simply because an Aboriginal Alice would naturally have seen a kangaroo in her dream.' (viii). Similarly the Red Queen is the Witch Spirit and the Caterpillar becomes a Witchety Grub while the Queen's Croquet Party becomes the Corroboree of the Witch Spirit. ('Introduction to Alitji' in Nancy Sheppard Alitjinya Ngura Tjukurtjarangka=Alitji in the Dreamtime (1975): viii).

Won by Donna Leslie for the illustrations to the 1992 edition.
1992 winner Kim Gamble for the illustrations for the selected work of short stories for children The Magnificent Nose and Other Marvels.
1992 winner y separately published work icon The Magnificent Nose and Other Marvels Anna Fienberg , North Sydney : Allen and Unwin , 1991 Z834250 1991 selected work children's fiction children's

'Five marvellous stories about some very resourceful children and their adventures in the wide world: Meet Lindalou, who makes a wondrous flying boat and sails to Kathmandu, timid Andy Umm, who talks to animals and tames a lion, curious Ferdinand, who cures the prime minister with the help of his magic spectacles, Ignatius Binz, whose magnificent nose picks up the faintest whiff of danger, Valentina Lookwell, who paints people as they really are, Wendelin B. Wordforce, who writes down their stories and Aristan, the magic spider, as golden as a dab of butter, who befriends them all' (Source: publisher's website).

Won by Kim Gamble for the illustrations.
1991 winner y separately published work icon Bip, the Snapping Bungaroo Narelle McRobbie , Grace Fielding (illustrator), Broome : Magabala Books , 1990 Z829878 1990 single work picture book children's Indigenous story ' Bip the bungaroo has a wonderful SNAP that delights all the animals who come to the billabong to drink but there is trouble when Mother Kangaroo borrows the SNAP one day. A simple friendly tale with vivid illustrations in a contemporary Aboriginal style.' The Source database. Won by Grace Fielding for the illustrations.
1990 (New Illustrators) y separately published work icon Pigs and Honey Jeanie Adams , Jeanie Adams (illustrator), Adelaide : Omnibus Books , 1989 Z667918 1989 single work picture book children's 'Pigs and Honey' tells of a day in the life of the Aboriginal community at Aurukun, a town on Cape York Peninsula in Far North Queensland. It is the sort of story the people there like to tell each other. Members of the Aurukun community have endorsed the publication of this book through their minister of the Uniting Church, the Reverend Silas Wolmby, and the elders of the church. They are pleased that children throughout Australia can now read about how the people of Aurukun enjoy their way of life on their own land.' (Back cover)
1989 winner y separately published work icon Australian Dinosaurs and Their Relatives Marilyn Pride , Marilyn Pride (illustrator), Sydney : Collins Anne Ingram Books , 1988 Z981037 1988 single work information book children's
1988 winner y separately published work icon Pheasant and Kingfisher Catherine H. Berndt , Nganalgindja , Raymond Meeks (illustrator), Gosford Sydney : Martin Educational Ashton Scholastic , 1987 Z866300 1987 single work picture book children's 'Two men escape from danger by turning into birds in this aboriginal myth from Australia which explains how the pheasant and kingfisher came into our world.' (Libraries Australia record). Won by Ramond Meeks for the illustrations.
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