The winners of the 2012 Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards have been announced.
Congratulations to Sonya Hartnett and Lucia Masciullo for winning Book of the Year in the category – Young Children – for the book Come Down, Cat! (Viking)
This year’s awards were presented at a ceremony at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne on 16 October. A Lifetime Achievement Award was also presented to author and illustrator Graeme Base. Base won the Lower Primary category in the Speech Pathology Awards in 2005 for Jungle Drums (Puffin) and in 2007 for Uno’s Garden (Viking). His most recent book, Little Elephants, was published by Viking this month.
A complete list of the titles short-listed for this year’s awards can be seen here.
The Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards were established in 2003. The awards are presented annually for excellence in the development of children’s speech, language and literacy skills.