The Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards aim to promote quality Australian books that help children get the best, most literate start in life.
2018 Book of the Year Award winners include Sorry Day by Coral Vass for the Indigenous Children category and The Grand Genius Summer of Henry Hobbler by Lisa Shanahan for 8-10 year olds. Read the full list online.
Above: Winning titles in Speech Pathology Book of the Year Awards
The Awards aim to promote children’s books as literacy tools and to raise awareness of the role speech pathologists play in helping children develop language and literacy skills. The awards:
- promote quality Australian children’s literature
- enhance awareness of the role speech pathologists play in language and literacy development
- encourage a love of reading
Winning books in 2018
Each book is judged on its appeal to children, interactive quality and ability to assist speech pathologists and parents in communication and literacy development.
The winners in the five categories are:
- Indigenous children: Sorry Dayby Coral Vass
- Birth to 3 years: Heads and Tailsby John Canty
- Three to 5 years: Rodney Loses It!Written by Michael Gerard Bauer
- Five to 8 years: Danny Blue’s Really Excellent Dream by Max Landrak
- Eight to 10 years: The Grand Genius Summer of Henry Hooblerby Lisa Shanahan
Above: Winning titles in Speech Pathology Australia Awards
Poster to hang in your library
Download the Book of the Year 2018 poster
Shortlisted books 2018
View a list of the shortlisted books in each category.
Why not include these titles in your story time and let your library members know about these award winning titles. For more information and resources visit the Speech Pathology Australia website.