Congratulations! KOALA Awards Shortlist 2012 announcement
24 Sep 2012

We would like to congratulate the following authors and illustrators on their inclusion on the KOALA Shortlist. The KOALA shortlist is comprised of books chosen and voted on by children and young adults, making it extra special!

Section 1 Picture Storybooks
Enigma: A Magical Mystery by Graeme Base
The Jewel Fish Of Karnak by Graeme Base
The Terrible Plop by Ursula Dubosarsky and Andrew Joyner

Section 2 Fiction for Younger Readers
Extreme Adventure: Killer Whale by Justin D’ath
Mission Fox: Snake Escape by Justin D’ath
Our Australian Girl: Meet Grace by Sophie Laguna and Lucia Masciullo
Our Australian Girl: Meet Poppy by Gabrielle Wang and Lucia Masciullo

Section 3 Fiction for Older Readers
Specky Magee And The Best Of Oz by Felice Arena & Garry Lyon
Pizza Cake by Morris Gleitzman
Thai‐Riffic! by Oliver Phommavanh

Fiction for YEARS 7-9
The Midnight Zoo by Sonya Hartnett
Finnikin Of The Rock by Melina Marchetta

 

Teachers’, don’t forget to encourage your students to vote HERE. Voting is open till September 21st 2012.

Related Books

Book Cover:  Enigma

'Don't worry,' Bertie said at once. 'I'll solve this, have no fear,
For magic things that vanish almost always reappear. . .'

Bertie loves to visit the Retirement Home for Elderly Magicians and watch his grandpa perform magic tricks. But one day all the magicians' props go missing, so Bertie sets off to investigate. . .

Can he solve the mystery in time to save the show?

'Don't worry,' Bertie said at once. 'I'll solve this, have no fear,
For magic things that vanish almost always reappear. . .'

Bertie loves to visit the Retirement Home for Elderly Magicians and watch his...

Published: 27/10/2008
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780670072019
Book Cover: The Jewel Fish of Karnak
From the bestselling and highly acclaimed author of such classics asAnimaliaThe Eleventh Hour and The Legend of the Golden Snail, Graeme Base.
From the bestselling and highly acclaimed author of such classics asAnimaliaThe Eleventh Hour and The Legend of the Golden Snail, Graeme Base.
Published: 03/10/2011
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780670074679
Book Cover: The Terrible Plop

Here is the story of the Terrible PLOP, with a bear and a rabbit, and a hop hop hop.

But what is the PLOP? And where does it hide?

Open the book and look inside . . .




Here is the story of the Terrible PLOP, with a bear and a rabbit, and a hop hop hop.

But what is the PLOP? And where does it hide?

Open the book and look inside . . .




Published: 22/08/2012
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143505136
Book Cover:  Killer Whale: Extreme Adventures

The whale flung itself onto the ice and came sliding up the slope on its belly. Straight towards Harry and me...

Sam Fox is on holidays with his family in Antarctica when their ski plane crashes on the ice. As the unstable iceshelf cracks apart, Sam and his younger brother become separated from the rest of the group. Before long, they're stranded on a wobbly icefloe. Just when it seems things couldn't...

The whale flung itself onto the ice and came sliding up the slope on its belly. Straight towards Harry and me...

Sam Fox is on holidays with his family in Antarctica when their ski plane crashes on the...

Published: 03/03/2008
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143303206
Book Cover:  Snake Escape: Mission Fox Book 1
Bella is a giant hungry python who's spied a cockatoo for breakfast. Can Mission Fox save the day without getting tied up in knots?
Bella is a giant hungry python who's spied a cockatoo for breakfast. Can Mission Fox save the day without getting tied up in knots?
Published: 28/03/2011
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143305811
Book Cover:  Our Australian Girl: Meet Grace (Book 1)
Meet Grace and join her adventure in the first of four exciting stories about a convict girl who is given a second chance.
Meet Grace and join her adventure in the first of four exciting stories about a convict girl who is given a second chance.
Published: 31/01/2011
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143305286
Book Cover:  Our Australian Girl: Meet Poppy (Book 1)
A historical adventure story about a gold rush girl, Meet Poppy, is part of the Our Australian Girl series that explores the stolen generation.
A historical adventure story about a gold rush girl, Meet Poppy, is part of the Our Australian Girl series that explores the stolen generation.
Published: 31/01/2011
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143305323
Book Cover:  Specky Magee and the Best of Oz
Specky has been selected to represent Australia in International Rules in this last book in the bestselling series.
Specky has been selected to represent Australia in International Rules in this last book in the bestselling series.
Published: 28/02/2011
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143304678
Book Cover:  Pizza Cake
Stories with the lot! Pizza Cake is a new collection of 10 funny short stories for kids from one of our bestselling authors, Morris Gleitzman.
Stories with the lot! Pizza Cake is a new collection of 10 funny short stories for kids from one of our bestselling authors, Morris Gleitzman.
Published: 31/10/2011
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143305989
Book Cover:  Thai-riffic!

Albert (Lengy) Lengviriyakul, is fed up with being Thai. His parents own a Thai restaurant with the cheesy name of Thai-riffic! and Lengy is sick of being his father's curry guinea pig, longing  to just eat pizza! At school he is a bit of a troublemaker, going to any lengths to hide his background. But when his best friend decides to become Thai for a day for a school project, Lengy...

Albert (Lengy) Lengviriyakul, is fed up with being Thai. His parents own a Thai restaurant with the cheesy name of Thai-riffic! and Lengy is sick of being his father's curry guinea pig, longing  to...

Published: 28/05/2010
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143304852
Book Cover:  Finnikin of the Rock
From internationally best-selling and award-winning author Melina Marchetta comes The Lumatere Chronicles, her dazzling epic fantasy series.
From internationally best-selling and award-winning author Melina Marchetta comes The Lumatere Chronicles, her dazzling epic fantasy series.
Published: 31/08/2009
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143009870

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