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Diary of a Wimpy Kid chronicles the adventures of wise-cracking pre-teen Greg Heffley, who must somehow survive the scariest time of anyone's life... middle school.
View the movie trailer at diaryofawimpykid.com.au
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Congratulations to Chloe Hooperâ€™s The Tall Man which not only won the Non-fiction category ($15,000) of the 2008 Western Australian Premier's Literary Awards, but also took the Book of the Year prize worth $25,000.
Congratulations also to Iain McCalman for Darwin's Armada winning the Non-fiction category of the 2009 Western Australian Premier's Literary Awards.
For a complete list of the winners across both years' awards, click here.
The Age Good Food Guide 2011 awards have been announced. Congratulations to the following Chef's Hat Winners:
Guy Grossi's Grossi Florentino
George Calombaris' The Press Club & Maha
Abla Amad's Abla's
Karen Martini's Melbourne Wine Room
Read the complete list of winners here.
Fiction Book Award
Parrot and Olivier in America by Peter Carey
88 Lines about 44 Women by Steven Lang
Non-Fiction Book Award
Reading by Moonlight by Brenda Walker
Grand Obsessions by Alasdair McGregor
Australian Short Story Collection - Arts Queensland Steele Rudd Award
Gravel by Peter Goldsworthy
The announcement ceremony will be held at the State Library of Queensland on Tuesday 31 August at 6.30pm.
For more information please visit: premiers.qld.gov.au/awards-and-recognition/literary-awards
Enter our Diary of a Wimpy Kid Competition and you could win DOWK merchandise, books and a family movie pass.
To win simply tell us in 25 words or less what you like about our new look Puffin website.
Competition closes Friday September 10, 2010. Winners announced Monday September 13, 2010.
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The 2008 and 2009 Western Australian Premierâ€™s Book Awards shortlists have been announced simultaneously. Congratulations to our shortlisted authors.
Western Australian Premierâ€™s Book Awards ($40,000)
Prize money of $15,000 is awarded to the winners of Fiction and Non-Fictionâ€™s books. The Premierâ€™s Prize is worth $25,000, so when combined with one of the sub-categories, the prize value is worth up to $40,000. To read the complete shortlist visit http://www.slwa.wa.gov.au/about_us/premiers_book_awards
Winners will be announced on Wednesday September 1, 2010.
www.penguin.com.au is an Experian Hitwise Number 1 Award winner for January - June 2010.
During this period, www.penguin.com.au ranked No. 1 based on market share of visits among all Australian websites in the Hitwise Entertainment - Books and Writing industry.
Sheetfed - Case bound book with RRP under $35
The Terrible Plop. Published by Penguin Group. Production by Marisa Bailey. Printing by 1010 Printing.
Webfed - Mono/duotone book/4c, case bound, no price limit
The Story of Danny Dunn. Published by Penguin Group Australia. Production by Nicole Brown. Printing by Griffin Press.
Non-standard - Non-retail publication (annual report, catalogue)
Lantern Catalogue 2009. Published by Penguin Group Australia. Production by Nicole Brown and Abigail Hockey. Printed by 1010 Printing.