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Nielsen Bookdata 2011 Booksellers Choice - Shortlisted
06 Jul 2011

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Book Cover:  How to Make Gravy
A memoir in a hundred songs – classy storytelling from Australia's most prodigious singer-songwriter. Buy the App
A memoir in a hundred songs – classy storytelling from Australia's most prodigious singer-songwriter. Buy the App
Published: 21/09/2010
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9781926428222
Book Cover: The Legend of the Golden Snail
The Golden Snail has been banished to the ends of the earth and Wilbur sets out on a mission to free it.
The Golden Snail has been banished to the ends of the earth and Wilbur sets out on a mission to free it.
Published: 27/09/2010
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780670073498
2011 Inky Awards - shortlisted
06 Jul 2011

Longlisted for the Gold Inky

The Comet Box by Adrian Stirling

Longlisted for the Silver Inky

Bright Young Things by Anna Godbersen

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

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Book Cover: The Comet Box
It's 1986 and Halley's Comet is hurtling towards Earth. Everyone is talking about what the comet will bring - wishes could be granted, people might go mad, great disasters could happen . . .
It's 1986 and Halley's Comet is hurtling towards Earth. Everyone is talking about what the comet will bring - wishes could be granted, people might go mad, great disasters could happen . . .
Published: 30/05/2011
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143206101
Children's Choice Awards - BILBY, KOALA, WAYRBA - shortlisted
30 Jun 2011

BILBY (Books I Love Best Yearly) QLD
Younger Readers
Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
 
Older Readers
Once by Morris Gleitzman
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

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Book Cover:  Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Being a kid can really stink. And no one knows this better than Greg Heffley, who finds himself thrust into high school where undersized weaklings share the hallways with kids who are taller, meaner, and already shaving.
Being a kid can really stink. And no one knows this better than Greg Heffley, who finds himself thrust into high school where undersized weaklings share the hallways with kids who are taller, meaner, and already shaving.
Published: 04/02/2008
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143303831
Book Cover:  Once

Once I escaped from an orphanage to find my Mum and Dad.

Once I saved a girl called Zelda from a burning house.

Once I made a Nazi with toothache laugh.

My name is Felix.

This is my story.

The reference at the end of the book to readers' notes refers to the teachers' notes which can be found at our Education Centre.

Once I escaped from an orphanage to find my Mum and Dad.

Once I saved a girl called Zelda from a burning house.

Once I made a Nazi with toothache laugh.

My name is Felix.

This is my story.

The reference...

Published: 01/08/2005
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143301950
Book Cover:  Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief

Look, I didn't want to be a half-blood. I never asked to be the son of a Greek god.

I was just a normal kid, going to school, playing basketball, skateboarding. The usual. Until I accidentally vaporized my maths teacher. That's when things started really going wrong. Now I spend my time fighting with swords, battling monsters with my friends and generally trying to stay alive.

This is the one where...

Look, I didn't want to be a half-blood. I never asked to be the son of a Greek god.

I was just a normal kid, going to school, playing basketball, skateboarding. The usual. Until I accidentally vaporized...

Published: 04/01/2010
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780141329994
Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards - shortlisted
21 Jun 2011

Non Fiction

Reading by Moonlight by Brenda Walker

Children’s Books

The Red Wind by Isobelle Carmody

The Three Loves Of Persimmon by Cassandra Golds

Young Adults

The Midnight Zoo by Sonya Hartnett

For more information please visit www.slwa.wa.gov.au/about_us/premiers_book_awards

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Book Cover:  Reading by Moonlight: How Books Saved a Life
Shortlisted for the 2011 NSW Premier's Literary Awards, The Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-Fiction.
Shortlisted for the 2011 NSW Premier's Literary Awards, The Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-Fiction.
Published: 28/03/2011
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143205227
Book Cover: The Three Loves of Persimmon
Shortlisted for the 2011 NSW Premier's Literary Awards, The Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children's Literature.
Shortlisted for the 2011 NSW Premier's Literary Awards, The Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children's Literature.
Published: 25/08/2010
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143205012
Speech Pathology Australia's Book of the Year Awards 2011 - Shortlisted
03 Jun 2011

Young Children

A Giraffe in the Bath by Mem Fox and Olivia Rawson

Jojo Goes to Playgroup by Christina Miesen

It's Bedtime, William! by Deborah Niland

I Found a Friend by Beth Norling

Leo the Littlest Seahorse by Margaret Wild

Love from Grandma by Jane Tanner

Lower Primary

The Boy and the Toy by Sonya Hartnett and Lucia Masciullo

Boris Gets a Lizard by Andrew Joyner

Upper Primary

Harriet Bright: The Star You Are by Claire Craig

NOW by Morris Gleitzman

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Book Cover: A Giraffe in the Bath

A giraffe in the bath - does that make you laugh? Or a frog in the flour? Or a sheep in the shower? An owl with the flu? Or a roo on the loo? A crocodile with style - does that make you smile ?

What makes you laugh? This very funny picture book suggests increasingly silly and hilarious possibilities. Lots of fun for every reader, with wonderful, giggle-inducing illustrations by Kerry Argent.

A giraffe in the bath - does that make you laugh? Or a frog in the flour? Or a sheep in the shower? An owl with the flu? Or a roo on the loo? A crocodile with style - does that make you smile ?

What makes...

Published: 29/03/2010
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780670072132
Book Cover:  Now
The gripping finale to the dramatic series that began with Once, continued with Then and is . . . Now.\r\nAuthor interview
The gripping finale to the dramatic series that began with Once, continued with Then and is . . . Now.\r\nAuthor interview
Published: 03/05/2010
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780670074372
Book Cover: The Boy and the Toy
Best-selling author Sonya Hartnett writes a beautiful children's fable about love and acceptance, suitable for children 4 and older.
Best-selling author Sonya Hartnett writes a beautiful children's fable about love and acceptance, suitable for children 4 and older.
Published: 03/05/2010
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780670073627
Book Cover:  Boris Gets a Lizard
Boris loves pets! He already has lots of them. All he's missing is his favourite animal, a Komodo dragon - the biggest lizard in the world!
Boris loves pets! He already has lots of them. All he's missing is his favourite animal, a Komodo dragon - the biggest lizard in the world!
Published: 28/02/2011
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143305033
2011 Galley Club Awards - Shortlisted
31 May 2011

Category 1 - sheetfed case bound book with RRP under $25:
The A-Z of Unfortunate Dogs; Production by Carmen De La Rue; Published by Penguin Group (Australia); Printed by 1010 Printing

Category 2 - sheetfed case bound book with RRP under $50:
Shack; Production by Tracey Jarrett; Published by Penguin Books Australia; Printed by 1010 Printing
What on Earth Are You Wearing?; Production by Tracey Jarrett; Published by Penguin Group (Australia); Printed by 1010 Printing

Category 3 - sheetfed case bound book with RRP over $50:
It Tastes Better; Production by Tracey Jarrett; Published by Penguin Group (Australia); Printed by 1010 Printing
Salades; Production by Elena Cementon; Published by Penguin Group (Australia); Printed by 1010 Printing

Category 7 - sheetfed limited editon book, no price limit:
How to Make Gravy Special Edition; Production by Elena Cementon; Published by Penguin Group (Australia); Printed by 1010 Printing

Category 8 - webfed mono/duotone/4c book, case bound, no price limit:
How to Make Gravy (Paul Kelly); Production by Elena Cementon; Published by Penguin Group (Australia); Printed by McPherson's Printing Group
Reading by Moonlight; Production by Elena Cementon; Published by Penguin Group (Australia); Printed by McPherson's Printing Group
The Red Wind: The Kingdom of the Lost (Book 1); Production by Marisa Bailey; Published by Penguin Group (Australia); Printed by McPherson's Printing Group

Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony, July 22, in Sydney.

For more information visit the Galley Club website

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Book Cover:  Shack: In Praise of an Australian Icon
In Australia shacks have become our protest against the brick veneer, the place where we unwind on holiday, the workshop that feeds our soul.
In Australia shacks have become our protest against the brick veneer, the place where we unwind on holiday, the workshop that feeds our soul.
Published: 25/10/2010
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9781920989125
Book Cover:  Salades
Acclaimed chef Damien Pignolet shows us the endless possibilities of the salad.
Acclaimed chef Damien Pignolet shows us the endless possibilities of the salad.
Published: 30/08/2010
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9781920989552
Book Cover:  How to Make Gravy Special Edition
A memoir in a hundred songs – classy storytelling from Australia's most prodigious singer-songwriter. Buy the App
A memoir in a hundred songs – classy storytelling from Australia's most prodigious singer-songwriter. Buy the App
Published: 29/09/2010
Format:
ISBN: 9781926428260
Book Cover:  How to Make Gravy
A memoir in a hundred songs – classy storytelling from Australia's most prodigious singer-songwriter. Buy the App
A memoir in a hundred songs – classy storytelling from Australia's most prodigious singer-songwriter. Buy the App
Published: 21/09/2010
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9781926428222
Book Cover:  Reading by Moonlight: How Books Saved a Life
Shortlisted for the 2011 NSW Premier's Literary Awards, The Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-Fiction.
Shortlisted for the 2011 NSW Premier's Literary Awards, The Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-Fiction.
Published: 28/03/2011
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143205227
2011 Prime Minister's Literary Awards - shortlisted
26 May 2011

Non-Fiction

How to Make Gravy by Paul Kelly

The Party: 1.3 billion people, 1 secret regime by Richard McGregor

Young Adult Fiction

The Three Loves of Persimmon by Cassandra Golds

The Piper's Son by Melina Marchetta

Children's Fiction

Now by Morris Gleitzman

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Book Cover:  How to Make Gravy
A memoir in a hundred songs – classy storytelling from Australia's most prodigious singer-songwriter. Buy the App
A memoir in a hundred songs – classy storytelling from Australia's most prodigious singer-songwriter. Buy the App
Published: 03/10/2011
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781926428277
Book Cover: The Three Loves of Persimmon
Shortlisted for the 2011 NSW Premier's Literary Awards, The Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children's Literature.
Shortlisted for the 2011 NSW Premier's Literary Awards, The Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children's Literature.
Published: 25/08/2010
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143205012
Book Cover: The Piper's Son
Shortlisted for the 2011 Prime Minister's Literary Awards for Young Adult Fiction and the New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Ethel Turner Prize for Young People's Literature. Longlisted for the 2011 Miles Franklin Literary Award.
Shortlisted for the 2011 Prime Minister's Literary Awards for Young Adult Fiction and the New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Ethel Turner Prize for Young People's Literature. Longlisted for the 2011 Miles Franklin Literary Award.
Published: 01/03/2010
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780670074235
Book Cover:  Now
The gripping finale to the dramatic series that began with Once, continued with Then and is . . . Now.\r\nAuthor interview
The gripping finale to the dramatic series that began with Once, continued with Then and is . . . Now.\r\nAuthor interview
Published: 03/05/2010
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780670074372
2011 Kibble Literary Award - shortlisted
23 May 2011

Reading by Moonlight by Brenda Walker

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Book Cover:  Reading by Moonlight: How Books Saved a Life
Shortlisted for the 2011 NSW Premier's Literary Awards, The Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-Fiction.
Shortlisted for the 2011 NSW Premier's Literary Awards, The Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-Fiction.
Published: 28/03/2011
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143205227
2010 Aurealis Awards - winner
23 May 2011

Children's Fiction (told primarily through pictures)

The Boy and the Toy, by Sonya Hartnett, illustrated by Lucia Masciullo

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Book Cover: The Boy and the Toy
Best-selling author Sonya Hartnett writes a beautiful children's fable about love and acceptance, suitable for children 4 and older.
Best-selling author Sonya Hartnett writes a beautiful children's fable about love and acceptance, suitable for children 4 and older.
Published: 03/05/2010
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780670073627
Jane Morrow wins Beatrice Davis Editorial Fellowship
20 May 2011

Lantern editor Jane Morrow is this year’s recipient of the Beatrice Davis Editorial Fellowship. The announcement was made last night at the Sydney Writers’ Festival.

This biannual grant, overseen by the APA, provides funds for an Australian book editor to spend 10 weeks in the US researching an aspect of the publishing industry.

Jane will be looking at trends and processes in the digitisation of illustrated books.

For more information please visit the APA website

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Penguin Random House to publish Tim Winton’s provocative meditation on Australia and its landscape
To be published by Hamish Hamilton, an imprint of Penguin Books, in September 2015, Island Home is a brilliant, moving insight into the life and art of one of our finest writers, and a compelling investigation into the way our country makes us who we are.

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