Congratulations! KOALA Awards Shortlist 2012 announcement

“Every year, young readers from all over New South Wales judge their very own literary awards. By voting in the KOALA awards they can reward the Australian children’s books that have most inspired, amused, terrified, enlightened and engaged them.”

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- BASE, GRAEME
THE JEWEL FISH OF KARNAK- BASE, GRAEME
THE TERRIBLE PLOP- DUBOSARSKY, URSULA JOYNER, ANDREW

Section 2 Fiction for Younger Readers
EXTREME ADVENTURE: KILLER WHALE- D’ATH, JUSTIN
MISSION FOX: SNAKE ESCAPE- D’ATH, JUSTIN
OUR AUSTRALIAN GIRL: MEET GRACE- LAGUNA, SOPHIE MASCIULLO, LUCIA
OUR AUSTRALIAN GIRL: MEET POPPY- WANG, GABRIELLE MASCIULLO, LUCIA

Section 3 Fiction for Older Readers
SPECKY MAGEE AND THE BEST OF OZ- ARENA, FELICE & LYON, GARRY
PIZZA CAKE- GLEITZMAN, MORRIS
THAI‐RIFFIC!- PHOMMAVANH, OLIVER

Fiction for YEARS 7-9
THE MIDNIGHT ZOO- HARTNETT, SONYA
FINNIKIN OF THE ROCK- MARCHETTA, MELINA

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

 

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