>Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards 2010


Speech Pathology Australia has announced the 2010 Book of the Year Awards winners.

These awards have been in existence since 2003 and are given to books that are considered best for language development. “Each award is based on the book’s appeal to children, interactive quality and and ability to assist speech pathologists and parents in communication and literacy development.” (Awards Website)

Best Book for Language Develpment : Young Children 2-5 Years

Our Daft Dog Danny by Pamela Allen
Shortlisted Books : Young Children

  • There’s a Goat in my Coat by Rosemary Milne & Andrew McLean
  • 10 Little Hermit Crabs by Lee Fox & Shane McG
  • Bed Tails by Meredith Costain & Mitch Vane
  • Look See, Look at Me! byeonie Norrington & Dee Huxley
  • Stuck! by Charlotte Calder & Mark Jackson
  • Grandpa Baby by Margaret Wild, illustrated by Deborah Niland
  • There was an Old Sailor by Claire Saxby & Cassandra Allen
  • I Spy Dad! by Janeen Brian, illustrated by Chantal Stewart
  • Mannie and the Long Brave Day by Martine Murray & Sally Rippin

    Best Book for Language Development : Lower Primary 5-8 Years

Isabella’s Garden by Glenda Millard & Rebecca Cool

Shortlisted books : Lower Primary
  • Tashi and the Golem by Anna Fienberg, Barbara Fienberg & Kim Gamble
  • Star Jumps by Lorraine Marwood
  • The Hero of Little Street by Gregory Rogers
  • Running with the Horses by Alison Lester
  • Sam’s Fishing Adventure by Monique Russell
  • Harry and Hopper by Margaret Wild & Freya Blackwood
  • The Toymaker and the Bird by Pamela Allen
  • Belmont and the Dragon by Mike Zarb & Robin Gold
  • To the Top End by Roland Harvey
  • Wombat and Fox : Thrillseekers by Terry Denton

    Best Book for Language Development : Upper Primary 8-12 Years

Pearl Verses the World by Sally Murphy

Shortlisted Books : Upper Primary

  • Toppling by Sally Murphy, illustrated by Rhian Nest James
  • Don’t Breathe a Word by Marianne Musgrove
  • A Croc Called Capone by Barry Jonsberg
  • Samurai Kids by Sandy Fussell, illustrated by Rhian Nest James
  • Motor Mouth by Sherryl Clark
  • The Toilet Kid by Pat Flynn, illustrated by Tom Jellet
  • The Slightly Skewed Life of Toby Chrysler by Paul Collins
  • Blacky Blasts Back by Barry Jonsberg
  • Edsel Grizzler Book 1: Voyage to Verdana by James Roy
  • Cicada Summer by Kate Constable
  • Tracey Binns is Lost by Sherryl Clark, illustrated by Alexis Apfelbaum
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