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2018 Speech Pathology Book of the Year shortlist announced!

Each year, Speech Pathology Australia releases a shortlist for its Book of the Year Award. The Award is a chance to highlight Australian children’s literature and is judged by a panel of experts in oral language and literacy development.

By elevating Australian children’s books, Speech Pathology Australia aims ‘to promote children’s books as literacy tools, as well as raising awareness of the role of speech pathologists play in helping children develop language and literacy skills.’

This year, a number of HarperCollins Australia titles feature on the shortlist, across several categories. We already love these books and are honoured to see them featured so prominently. We hope you share some of them with your classrooms!

Birth to Three Years:

 

Aussie Legends Alphabet by Beck Feiner   Aussie Legends Alphabet

The Bum Book

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Bum Book by Kate Mayes and Andrew Joyner

 

 

 

 


 

Three to Five Years:

The ABC Book of Feelings

The ABC Book of Feelings by Helen Martin, Judith Simpson and Cheryl Orsini

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Red Book

The Red Book by Beck and Matt Stanton

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peas and Quiet

 

Peas and Quiet by Gabrielle Tozer and Sue deGennaro

 

 

 

 

 


Five to Eight Years:

The Brown Dog

 

The Brown Dog by Gina Inverarity and Greg Holfeld

 

 

 

 

 


Eight to Ten Years:

The Girl, the Dog and the Writer in Rome

 

 

The Girl, the Dog and the Writer in Rome by Katrina Nannestad

 

 

 

 

 

The Shop at Hoopers Bend

 

 

 

The Shop at Hoopers Bend by Emily Rodda

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whimsy and Woe by Rebecca McRitchie

Whimsy and Woe

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