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News  •  26 February 2020

 

Australian Book Design Awards 2020 longlist announced

Congratulations to all our designers longlisted for Australian Book Design Awards in 2020.

A huge congratulations to Penguin Random House designers Louisa Maggio, Marina Messiha and Tony Palmer, who have all been longlisted for Australian Book Design Awards in 2020. The awards ‘celebrate the bravest and brightest, the most original and beautiful books published in Australia’, and is administered by the Australian Book Designers Association (ABDA).

Here are our longlisted titles:

Best Designed Children's Fiction Book
Running with the Horses by Alison Lester

Best Designed Children's Illustrated Book
Lights Out Leonard by Josh Pyke

Best illustrated Children's Book
Lottie and Walter by Anna Walker

Best Designed Children’s/Young Adult Series
Shout Out to the Girls, High Five to the Boys and Stand Up for the Future

Best Designed Autobiography/Biography/Memoir Nonfiction Cover
The Prettiest Horse in the Glue Factory by Corey White

Emerging Designer of the Year
Louisa Maggio

The shortlist will be announced in April and the winners will be announced at an awards party on 22 May. To learn more about the awards, and to see the longlists for all categories, see the ABDA website.


Running with the Horses Alison Lester

From one of Australia’s best-loved children’s book creators comes a beautiful new edition of this unforgettable story of courage, adventure and friendship.

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Lights Out, Leonard Josh Pyke, Chris Nixon

A cheeky story about night-time fears from award-winning Australian singer and songwriter Josh Pyke.

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Lottie and Walter Anna Walker

From this master picture-book creator comes a warm, funny and empowering story about overcoming fear, and the unique friendship between one little girl and her own secret, flippered companion.

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Shout Out to the Girls Various

Let's hear it for the Australian women who have shaped our history and are expanding our future!

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High Five to the Boys Various

Let’s cheer for the men who have done amazing things in Australia’s history and for its future!

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Stand Up for the Future Various

Let’s stand up and acknowledge the young Aussies who are using their actions and voices to change our world for the better.

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