The winners of the 2012 Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards have been announced.
The winning titles in each of the categories are:
- Come Down, Cat! (Sonya Hartnett, Viking)
- The Little Refugee (Anh & Suzanne Do, illus by Bruce Whatley, A&U)
- The Invisible Hero (Elizabeth Fensham, UQP)
- The Snake and the Boy (Azmen Sebastian, Magabala).
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 shortlisted 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. To see a list of the books that won awards last year, click here
More information about the awards can be found online here