Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards 2017
Talented Australian children’s writers and illustrators were honoured on 2 November at the 2017 Speech Pathology Australia (SPA) Book of the Year awards held at State Library of Queensland.
The awards were judged against criteria in oral language and literacy development to promote quality Australian books that help children develop strong literacy foundations – according to their age group.
Some of Australia’s best known and loved creators of children’s books were presented with their awards alongside some up-and-coming writers and illustrators.
Winners of the coveted awards include:
Birth to 3 years
Noisy Nature by Mandy A Kuhne and Alex Kuhne
Three to 5 years
Me and You by Deborah Kelly and Karen Blair
Five to 8 years
Somewhere Else by Gus Gordon
Eight to 10 years
Artie and the Grime Wave by Richard Roxburgh (award accepted by Margaret Langvizer [Allen & Unwin])
Mad Magpie by Greg Dreise