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Magabala titles shortlisted for Speech Pathology Australia Awards

Fri, Jul 20, 2018

SPA BOTY shortlisted titles

Seven of Magabala Books' titles have been shortlisted for the 2018 Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards.

The shortlisted titles and their respective categories are:

Birth to three years

 At the Beach I See by Kamsani Bin Salleh
 At the Zoo I See by Joshua Button and Robyn Wells
 In the City I See by Tori-Jay Mordey

Five to eight years

 Molly the Pirate by Lorraine Teece, illlustrated by Paul Seden

Eight to ten years

 Alfred's War by Rachel Bin Salleh, illlustrated by Samantha Fry

Indigenous children

 Benny Bungarra's Big Bush Clean-Up by Sally Morgan, illustrated by Ambelin Kwaymullina
 Mrs White and the Red Desert by Josie Wowolla Boyle, illustrated by Maggie Prewett

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’. The books shortlisted are judged on their ‘appeal to children, interactive quality and ability to assist speech pathologists and parents in communication and literacy development’.

Congratulations to all our shortlisted authors and illustrators. The shortlisted books are now being judged against criteria relevant to each category by a panel of experts in oral language and literacy development. The winners in each of the five categories will be announced on Friday, 9th November 2018.

Read more about the awards here.