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Diary of a Wimpy Kid 7 Cover and Title Reveal
08 Jun 2012

Breaking news: Diary of A Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel, Book 7 In The #1 Bestselling Series By Jeff Kinney will be released in Australia on 14 November 2012.

Here is the cover image for Diary of A Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel

 

Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards 2012 - shortlisted
07 Jun 2012

Young Children

Come Down, Cat! by Sonya Hartnett and Lucia Masciullo

The Jewel Fish of Karnak by Graeme Base

The Little Old Man Who Looked Up at the Moon by Pamela Allen

The Little Dragon by Mem Fox and Roland Harvey

Lower Primary

Ready, Set, Boris by Andrew Joyner

Ted Goes Wild by Michael Wagner and Tom Jellett

Upper Primary

Too Small to Fail by Morris Gleitzman

Crocodile Jack by Leonie Norrington and Terry Denton

Pizza Cake by Morris Gleitzman

Father's Day by Anne Brooksbank

Each year, Speech Pathology Australia selects children’s books based on their appeal to children, educational value, graphics and design, as well as their ability to facilitate communication, interaction and discussion.

The full list of shortlisted titles can be found on their website http://www.speechpathologyaustralia.org.au

Related Books

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 Little Old Man Who Looked Up At The Moon
Playful and thought-provoking by turns, The Little Old Man Who Looked Up at the Moon touches on universal themes and will spark many a  conversation between young and old.
Playful and thought-provoking by turns, The Little Old Man Who Looked Up at the Moon touches on universal themes and will spark many a  conversation between young and old.
Published: 25/01/2012
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780670075812
Book Cover: The Little Dragon
From Mem Fox and Roland Harvey comes the enchanting tale of a little dragon's small mistake that sets his whole wide world on fire.
From Mem Fox and Roland Harvey comes the enchanting tale of a little dragon's small mistake that sets his whole wide world on fire.
Published: 28/03/2011
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780670028740
Book Cover:  Ready, Set, Boris
It's Sports Day and Boris is ready to run like he's never run before. He wants to beat Eddie, who always wins everything. All Frederick wants is not to come last—again. Who will make it across the finish line first?  Ready, set . . .
It's Sports Day and Boris is ready to run like he's never run before. He wants to beat Eddie, who always wins everything. All Frederick wants is not to come last—again. Who will make it across the finish line first?  Ready, set . . .
Published: 30/05/2011
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143305040
Book Cover:  Ted Goes Wild
Warm-hearted, thrilling and delightfully silly, this magical-adventure series will captivate young readers.
Warm-hearted, thrilling and delightfully silly, this magical-adventure series will captivate young readers.
Published: 01/08/2011
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143304227
Book Cover:  Too Small to Fail
What do you do when your mum, your dad and sixteen camels are in trouble and only you can save them?
What do you do when your mum, your dad and sixteen camels are in trouble and only you can save them?
Published: 02/05/2011
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143306429
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:  Come Down, Cat!
From the combined talents of Sonya Hartnett and Lucia Masciullo comes this tale of friendship and bravery, and the things we are capable of doing for those we treasure most.
From the combined talents of Sonya Hartnett and Lucia Masciullo comes this tale of friendship and bravery, and the things we are capable of doing for those we treasure most.
Published: 29/08/2011
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780670074754
2012 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards - shortlisted
31 May 2012

Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Arts Minister Simon Crean have announced the shortlists for the 2012 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards and congratulated the shortlisted authors and producers.

Fiction

All That I Am by Anna Funder

Non-Fiction

A Short History of Christianity by Geoffrey Blainey

When Horse Became Saw by Anthony Macris

Young Adult Fiction

When We Were Two by Robert Newton

Alaska by Sue Saliba

Children's Fiction

Evangeline, The Wish Keeper's Helper by Maggie Alderson

The Jewel Fish of Karnak by Graeme Base

Father's Day by Anne Brooksbank

Come Down, Cat! by Sonya Hartnett, illustrated by Lucia Masciullo

For more information please visit the website

Related Books

Book Cover:  All That I Am
Based on real people and events, All That I Am is a masterful and exhilarating exploration of bravery and betrayal, of the risks and sacrifices some people make for their beliefs, and of heroism hidden in the most unexpected places.
Based on real people and events, All That I Am is a masterful and exhilarating exploration of bravery and betrayal, of the risks and sacrifices some people make for their beliefs, and of heroism hidden in the most unexpected places.
Published: 21/03/2012
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143567516
Book Cover:  When Horse Became Saw
When Alex was diagnosed with autism, his parents had two choices: do what they were told (and could afford), or do what they thought best. 
When Alex was diagnosed with autism, his parents had two choices: do what they were told (and could afford), or do what they thought best. 
Published: 25/01/2012
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143566663
Book Cover:  When We Were Two
This extraordinary rite of passage is a powerful, heart-rending story – Robert Newton at his very best.
This extraordinary rite of passage is a powerful, heart-rending story – Robert Newton at his very best.
Published: 03/10/2011
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143566830
Book Cover:  Alaska
When Mia follows her sister halfway across the world to Alaska, she discovers that love can be found in the most unexpected and beautiful of places. A lyrical new novel from the winner of the 2009 Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Young Adult Fiction with something in the world called love.
When Mia follows her sister halfway across the world to Alaska, she discovers that love can be found in the most unexpected and beautiful of places. A lyrical new novel from the winner of the 2009 Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Young Adult Fiction with something in the world called love.
Published: 27/06/2011
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143206118
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:  Come Down, Cat!
From the combined talents of Sonya Hartnett and Lucia Masciullo comes this tale of friendship and bravery, and the things we are capable of doing for those we treasure most.
From the combined talents of Sonya Hartnett and Lucia Masciullo comes this tale of friendship and bravery, and the things we are capable of doing for those we treasure most.
Published: 29/08/2011
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780670074754
Australian Society of Authors 2012 Barbara Jefferis Award - winner
31 May 2012

All That I Am by Anna Funder has won the Barbara Jefferis Award.

The award is offered annually for “the best novel written by an Australian author that depicts women and girls in a positive way or otherwise empowers the status of women and girls in society”.

Anna beat fellow Miles Franklin contenders Foal's Bread and Cold Light.

For further information, see the ASA website.

Related Books

Book Cover:  All That I Am
Based on real people and events, All That I Am is a masterful and exhilarating exploration of bravery and betrayal, of the risks and sacrifices some people make for their beliefs, and of heroism hidden in the most unexpected places.
Based on real people and events, All That I Am is a masterful and exhilarating exploration of bravery and betrayal, of the risks and sacrifices some people make for their beliefs, and of heroism hidden in the most unexpected places.
Published: 21/03/2012
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143567516
2012 APA Design Awards - winners
18 May 2012

Last night marked the 60th anniversary of the APA Design Awards. It was a great night for Penguin with our designers taking home awards in four categories.  Congratulations to the following designers past and present:

Allison Colpoys, Winner Best Designed Children’s Fiction Book for Alaska

Clair Tice, Winner Best Designed Reference & Scholarly Book for Swainston’s Fishes of Australia

Daniel New Winner of Best Designed Cookbook and Best Designed Cover of the Year for The Art of Pasta

Congratulations also to our colleagues at Pearson Australia for winning

Best Designed Primary Education Book – Echidna

For more information and the complete list of winners see: www.publishers.asn.au

Related Books

Book Cover: The Art of Pasta
For the more adventurous cook, Lucio's executive chef Logan Campbell has contributed some contemporary interpretations of classic pasta dishes, including rabbit cannelloni with Jerusalem artichoke sauce and beetroot gnocchi with pancetta and goat's cheese.
For the more adventurous cook, Lucio's executive chef Logan Campbell has contributed some contemporary interpretations of classic pasta dishes, including rabbit cannelloni with Jerusalem artichoke sauce and beetroot gnocchi with pancetta and goat's cheese.
Published: 03/10/2011
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9781921382284
Book Cover:  Swainston's Fishes of Australia: The complete illustrated guide
Roger Swainston's breathtaking artwork provides a fascinating overview of the extraordinary diversity of Australia's marine and freshwater fishes.
Roger Swainston's breathtaking artwork provides a fascinating overview of the extraordinary diversity of Australia's marine and freshwater fishes.
Published: 31/10/2011
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780670071647
Book Cover:  Alaska
When Mia follows her sister halfway across the world to Alaska, she discovers that love can be found in the most unexpected and beautiful of places. A lyrical new novel from the winner of the 2009 Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Young Adult Fiction with something in the world called love.
When Mia follows her sister halfway across the world to Alaska, she discovers that love can be found in the most unexpected and beautiful of places. A lyrical new novel from the winner of the 2009 Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Young Adult Fiction with something in the world called love.
Published: 27/06/2011
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143206118
2012 John Button Prize - longlisted
16 May 2012

The Australian Moment by George Megalogenis.

The prize winner will be announced at the John Button Oration to be held with the Melbourne Writers' Festival in August.

For more information please visit: http://johnbuttonprize.org.au

Related Books

Book Cover: The Australian Moment
Australia appears to be the best-equipped nation to deal with the ongoing rumblings of the Great Recession. To what degree is that good fortune or good planning? A groundbreaking work on our government and character by one of our most respected journalists.
Australia appears to be the best-equipped nation to deal with the ongoing rumblings of the Great Recession. To what degree is that good fortune or good planning? A groundbreaking work on our government and character by one of our most respected journalists.
Published: 22/02/2012
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780670075218
International Newsmedia Marketing Association - 2012 Awards
14 May 2012

Herald and Weekly Times brands the Herald Sun and The Weekly Times have been honoured at world's most prestigious newspaper marketing awards.

Competing against the world's most famous titles, HWT received two awards at the International News Media Marketing Awards in Los Angeles.

The Herald & Weekly Times on behalf of the Herald Sun, The Daily Telegraph and the Hobart Mercury won first place for the Mini Cookbooks Collection circulation building campaign & The Weekly Times finished second with its five week “Greatest Country Australians” magazine series.

For more information please visit http://www.inma.org/blogs/main/post.cfm/world-s-top-newsmedia-marketing-campaigns-announced-in-inma-awards-2012-competition

2012 Children’s Choice Book Awards
09 May 2012

Diary of a Wimpy Kid series author and illustrator Jeff Kinney was crowned “Author of the Year” at the Children’s Choice Book Awards gala in New York City.

Romantic Book of the Year - finalists
09 May 2012

Penguin has had some success in the Romantic Book of the Year awards.

The Shelly Beach Writers' Group by June Loves is a finalist in the Romantic Elements category and The Voyagers by Mardi McConnochie is a finalist in the Long Romance category.

Winners are announced at the Romance Writers of Australia national conference on 18 August.

For the complete shortlist see the RWA website.

Related Books

Book Cover: The Shelly Beach Writers' Group

What do you do when your husband dumps you for his PA, your company goes broke and your nearly published novel is cancelled?

What do you do when your husband dumps you for his PA, your company goes broke and your nearly published novel is cancelled?

Published: 28/11/2011
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143566601
2012 Miles Franklin Award - shortlisted
03 May 2012

All That I Am by Anna Funder

For more information please visit milesfranklin.com.au

Related Books

Book Cover:  All That I Am
Based on real people and events, All That I Am is a masterful and exhilarating exploration of bravery and betrayal, of the risks and sacrifices some people make for their beliefs, and of heroism hidden in the most unexpected places.
Based on real people and events, All That I Am is a masterful and exhilarating exploration of bravery and betrayal, of the risks and sacrifices some people make for their beliefs, and of heroism hidden in the most unexpected places.
Published: 21/03/2012
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143567516

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Readings New Australian Writing Award 2015 shortlist announced
Readings has announced the titles shortlisted for its $4000 New Australian Writing Award.Hot Little Hands by Abigail Ulman has been shortlisted for this prize.For more information and to see the full list of books selected please visit the Readings website.

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