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2017 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards

Scholastic Australia is pleased to announce that One Thousand Hills by James Roy and Noel Zihabamwe has won the Ethel Turner Prize at the 2017 NSW Premier's Literary Awards.

One Thousand Hills is now the recipient of two NSW Premier’s Awards, having won the NSW Premier's Young People's History Prize in 2016. It was a finalist in the 2016 Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards.

2017 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards Shortlist

Scholastic Australia is pleased to announce that we have two titles on the shortlist for the 2017 Australian Book Industry Awards.

Book of the Year for Younger Children (0 – 8 years)
What Do They Do With All the Poo from All the Animals at the Zoo? by Anh Do and Simon Mellor, illustrated by Laura Wood

Book of the Year for Older Children (8 – 14 years)
Weirdo #7: Mega Weird by Anh Do, illustrated by Jules Faber

The winners will be announced on 25 May 2017.

2017 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards Shortlist

Scholastic Australia is pleased to announce that we have two titles on the shortlist for the 2017 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards.

Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children’s Literature
Figgy and the President by Tamsin Janu

Ethel Turner Prize for Young Adult’s Literature
One Thousand Hills by James Roy and Noel Zihabamwe

The winners will be announced on 22 May 2017.

2017 CBCA Shortlist

Scholastic Australia is very happy to announce that we have two titles on the shortlist for the 2017 CBCA Awards!

THE BOOK OF THE YEAR: YOUNGER READERS
Within These Walls by Robyn Bavati

THE PICTURE BOOK OF THE YEAR
Out by Owen Swan and Angela May George

The winners will be announced on 18 August 2017.

2016 KOALA Awards

Scholastic Australia is very happy to announce that we had a number of wins at the recent 2016 KOALA Awards.

Picture Book Category
Winner - Pig the Fibber by Aaron Blabey
Honour - Thelma the Unicorn by Aaron Blabey

Fiction of Younger Readers
Winner - The Bad Guys: Episode One by Aaron Blabey

Fiction for Older Readers
Honour - Weirdo 5: Totally Weird by Anh Do and illustrated by Jules Faber

Fiction for Years 7–9
Honour - The Last Thirteen #1 by by James Phelan

2016 YABBA Awards

Scholastic Australia is very proud to announce that Aaron Blabey has won two awards at the 2016 YABBA Awards.
Picture Storybook Category
Pig the Fibber by Aaron Blabey

Younger Reader Category
The Bad Guys Episode 1 by Aaron Blabey

2016 Queensland Literary Awards

Scholastic Australia is happy to announce that One Thousand Hills by James Roy and Noël Zihabamwe has been shortlisted for the Griffith University Young Adult Book Award at the 2016 Queensland Literary Awards.

The winners will be announced 5 October 2016

2016 NSW Premier’s History Award

Scholastic Australia is delighted to announce that One Thousand Hills by James Roy and Noël Zihabamwe has won the award for the Young People’s History Prize at the 2016 NSW Premier's History Awards.

2016 NSW Premier’s History Award

Scholastic Australia is happy to announce that announce we have two titles on the shortlist for the Young People’s History Prize for the 2016 NSW Premier’s History Award.

Cyclone by Jackie French and Bruce Whatley
One Thousand Hills by James Roy and Noël Zihabamwe

The winners will be announced on 2 September 2016.

2016 Inky Awards

Scholastic Australia is proud to announce that The Marvels by Brian Selznick has been shortlisted for the 2016 Inky Awards for the Silver Award for best international book for Young Adults.

The winners will be announced on 4 October 2016.

2016 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards

Scholastic Australia is proud to announce that Teacup by Rebecca Young and Matt Ottley has been shortlisted for the 2016 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards.

The winners will be announced on 16 May 2016.

2016 Inky Awards

The 2016 Inky Awards longlist has been announced and we are proud to announce that The Marvels by Brian Selznick has been selected for the Silver Inky Award (for international books).

The winners will be announced on 16 August 2016.

2016 Readings Children’s Book Prize

Scholastic Australia is delighted to announce that the following titles are among those selected for the 2016 Readings Children’s Book Prize shortlist.

88 Lime Street: The Way In by Denise Kirby
Bad Guys Episode 1 by Aaron Blabey

The winner will be announced on 14 June 2016.

2016 Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature

Scholastic Australia is proud to report over the weekend in Adelaide, the Premier of South Australia, the Hon Jay Weatherill, announced the winners of the 2016 Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature. We are delighted to share that Tamsin Janu won both the Children’s Literature Award and the overall prize, The Premier’s Award, for her inspirational novel, Figgy in the World.

Tamsin is only the second person ever to pick up this award for young readers in its 30 year history.

Congratulations to Tamsin and the Omnibus team.

Indie Book Awards 2016

Scholastic Australia is pleased to announce that The Bad Guys: Episode One by Aaron Blabey has been shortlisted for the Indie Book Awards 2016 for the children's book category.

The winners will be announced on 23 March 2016.

2016 Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature

Scholastic Australia is very proud to announce we have four titles on the shortlist for the Children’s Literature Award category at the 2016 Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature.

Crossing by Catherine Norton

Figgy in the World by Tamsin Janu

Paper Planes by Allayne Webster

Thirst by Lizzie Wilcock

The winners will be announced on 27 February 2016.

2015 YABBA Awards

Scholastic Australia is proud to announce that we have a winner for the Young Australia’s Best Book Awards (YABBAs), Victoria’s Children’s Choice Awards for 2015.

Pig the Pug by Aaron Blabey has won for the best picture storybook category.

The winners of this year’s awards were selected from the Reading & Enjoying Australian Literature (REAL) Awards shortlist, which also acts as a shortlist for the children’s choice awards in the Australian Capital Territory (COOL Awards), New South Wales (KOALAs) and the Northern Territory (KROC Awards).

Speech Pathology Book of the Year

Scholastic Australia is proud to announce that Stephen Michael King's Snail and Turtle Are Friends has won the Birth to 3 Years category in SPA's 2015 Book of the Year Awards.

2015 Queensland Literary Awards

Scholastic Australia is proud to announce that we have two titles shortlisted for the 2015 Queensland Literary Awards.

Shortlisted for the Griffith University Children’s Book Award:

Teacup by Rebecca Young and illustrated by Matt Oatley

Figgy in the World by Tamsin Janu

The winners will be announced on 9 October 2015.

Speech Pathology Book of the Year

Scholastic Australia is proud to announce that we have three titles shortlisted in the Birth to 3 Years category for the Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year 2015.

Our Loves Grows by Anna Pignataro

Snail and Turtle by Stephen Michael King

The Very Noisy Bear by Nick Bland

The winners will be announced on 15 October 2015.

2015 NSW Premier's Literary Awards

The 2015 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards were announced on 18 May at the State Library of NSW.

Scholastic Australia is proud to announce that we had joint winners for the Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children’s Literature:

Crossing by Catherine Norton

Figgy in the World by Tamsin Janu

Congratulations to our talented authors and the publishing team.

For more information on the awards and to see the other winners, please click here.