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Every year Speech Pathology Australia hold their Book of the Year Awards. These books are awarded for being the Best Book for Language and Literacy Development, they do this for four categories: Young Children, Lower Primary, Upper Primary and Indigenous Children.

This years nominees are:


A Bus Called Heaven : Bob Graham

Christmas Wombat : Jackie French

Come Down, Cat! : Sonya Hartnett

For All Creatures : Glenda Millard

Let’s Go Baby-o : Janet McClean

No Bears : Meg McKinlay

Rudie, Nudie : Emma Quay

Ten Blue Wrens and What a Lot of Wattle! : Elizabeth Honey

That’s Not a Daffodil! : Elizabeth Honey

The Jewel Fish of Karnak : Graeme Base

The Little Dragon : Mem Fox

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



Billie B Brown: The Little Lie : Sally Rippin

Nancy Bentley : The First Australian Female Sailor : Tracey Hawkins

Our Gags : Catriona Hoy

Ready, Set, Boris : Andrew Joyner

Sam the Cat : Sam Browning, Andrew McLean

Secret of the Sword : Sword Girl 1 : Frances Watts

Ships in the Field : Suzanne Gervay

Ted Goes Wild : Michael Wagner

The Great Expedition : Peter Carnavas

The Littlest Refugee : Ahn & Suzanne Do

Violet Mackeral’s Remarkable Recovery : Anna Branford

Walker Stories : Lollylegs : Pamela Freeman



Crocodile Jack : Leonie Norrington

Father’s Day : Anne Brooksbank

Mort : Martin Chatterton

The Paradise Trap : Catherine Jinks

Pizza Cake : Morris Gleitzman

Taj and the Great Camel Trek : Roseanne Hawke

The Invisible Hero : Elizabeth Fensham

The Ivory Rose : Belinda Murrell

The Tender Moments of Saffron Silk : Glenda Millard

To Die For : Mark Svendsen

Too Small to Fail : Morris Gleitzman

Vinnie’s War : David McRobbie



Darby Making Tracks : Anthony Turnbull

Hey Brother : Alwyn Owens

Kangaroos Hop : Ros Moriarty

Northern Territory Animals : The Galiwin’ku students of Shalom Christian College

Once : Deb Leffler

Ten Scared Fish : Ros Moriarty

The Snake and the Boy : Azmen Sebastian


We would like to offer huge congrats to all who made the lists and wish you all luck.





Comments on: "Speech Pathology Book of the Year 2012" (1)

  1. You have some very good books listed here.

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