2014 Winners

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The YABBA Award winners have been declared for another year. Authors and illustrators attending the Awards Ceremony chatted with their young readers, and enthusiastically signed copies of their books.

Those in attendance at Hillcrest Christian College on 28 October 2014 were:

  • Felice Arena
  • Krista Bell
  • Sherryl Clark
  • Terry Denton
  • Marjory Gardner
  • Michael Gerard Bauer
  • Bob Graham
  • Andy Griffiths
  • Nicole Hayes
  • George Ivanoff
  • Nicky Johnson
  • Kim Kane
  • Bernadette Kelly
  • Corrine Fenton
  • Marc McBride
  • Susannah McFarlane
  • Chrissie Perry
  • James Phelan
  • Claire Saxby
  • Michelle Vasiliu
  • Coral Vass
  • Adam Wallace
  • Gabrielle Wang
  • Carole Wilkinson
  • Mark Wilson
  • Tony Wilson

 

The 2014 Award Winners

Winner Fiction Years 7-9

The Last Thirteen Book One: 13

James Phelan

Publisher – Scholastic 2013

Fiction Older Readers

The 39 Storey Treehouse

Andy Griffiths & Terry Denton

Publisher – Pan Macmillan, 2013

Fiction Younger Readers

Billie B Brown: The Best Project

Sally Rippin & Aki Fukuoka

Publisher – Hardie Grant Egmont, 2012

Picture Storybooks

The Dreadful Fluff

Aaron Blabey

Publisher – Penguin, 2012

 

2013 Award Winners

2013 Winners

2013 Winners

The YABBA Award winners have been declared for another year.  Authors and illustrators attending the Awards Ceremony chatted with their young readers, and enthusiastically signed copies of their books.

Those in attendance at Haileybury Castlefield Brighton Campus on 6 November 2013 were:

  • Felice Arena
  • Sue Bursztynski
  • Margaret Clark
  • Sherryl Clark
  • Terry Denton
  • Hazel Edwards
  • Elizabeth Fensham
  • Corrine Fenton
  • Andy Griffiths
  • Catriona Hoy
  • George Ivanoff
  • Nicky Johnston
  • Bernadette Kelly
  • Jackie Kerin
  • Oliver Phommavanh
  • Sally Rippin
  • Claire Saxby
  • Michelle Vasiliu
  • Coral Vass
  • Gabrielle Wang
  • Bruce Whatley
  • Carole Wilkinson
The 2013 Award Winners

Winner Fiction Years 7-9

After

Morris Gleitzman

Publisher – Viking (Penguin) 2012

Fiction Older Readers

The 26 Storey Treehouse

Andy Griffiths & Terry Denton

Publisher – Pan Macmillan, 2012

Fiction Younger Readers

The Golden Door

Emily Rodda

Publisher – Omnibus Books, 2011

Picture Storybooks

Pooka

Carol Chataway & Nina Rycroft

Publisher – Working Title Press, 2012

Graham Davey Citation

The Very Cranky Bear

Nick Bland

Publisher – Scholastic , 2008

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2012 Award Winners

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The YABBA Award winners have been declared for another year.  Authors and illustrators attending the Awards Ceremony chatted with their young readers, and enthusiastically signed copies of their books.

Those in attendance at Trinity Grammar School on 7 November 2012  were:

  • Felice Arena
  • Sue Bursztynski
  • Sarah Davis
  • Corinne Fenton
  • Bob Graham
  • Andy Griffiths
  • Rolf Heimann
  • Elizabeth Honey
  • George Ivanoff
  • Nicky Johnston
  • Sofie Laguna
  • Oliver Phommavanh
  • Sally Rippin
  • Claire Saxby
  • Karen Tayleur
  • Colin Thompson
  • Gabrielle Wang
  • Carole Wilkinson
The 2012 Award Winners

Winner Fiction Years 7-9

Phoenix Files – Arrival

Chris Morphew

Publisher – Hardie Grant 2009

Fiction Older Readers

13 Storey Treehouse

Andy Griffiths & Terry Denton

Publisher – Pan Macmillan, 2011

Fiction Younger Readers

Alice Miranda at School

Jacqueline Harvey

Publisher – Random House, 2010

Picture Storybooks

Fearless in Love

Colin Thompson & Sarah Davis

Publisher – ABC Books/Harper Collins, 2011

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Award Winners – 1986 through 2011

The Young Australian’s Best Book Award was first presented in 1986 to Australian books voted on by the children of Victoria.  Awards have been presented in the following categories:

  • Picture Story Book
  • Fiction for Younger Readers
  • Fiction for Older Readers
  • Fiction for Years 7-9 (first awarded in 2007)

2011

Title

Author

Picture Story Book THE WRONG BOOK Nick Bland
Fiction for Younger THE VERY BAD BOOK Andy Griffiths, ill. T Denton
Fiction for Older CONSPIRACY 365 series Gabrielle Lord
Fiction for Year 7-9 NOW Morris Gleitzman

2010

Title

Author

Picture Story Book FEARLESS Colin Thompson, illus Sarah Davis
Fiction for Younger THE BIG FAT COW THAT GOES KAPOW Andy Griffiths, illus T Denton
Fiction for Older BATTLE FOR RONDO Emily Rodda.
Fiction for Year 7-9 Boy Overboard Morris Gleitzman

2009

Title

Author

Picture Story Book ARE WE THERE YET? Alison Lester
Fiction for Younger ZAC POWER – MEGA MISSIONS 1-4 H.I. Larry
Fiction for Older SPECKY MAGEE AND THE SPIRIT OF THE GAME F.Arena / G. Lyon
Fiction for Year 7-9 THEN Morris Gleitzman

2008

Title

Author

Picture Story Book UNO’S GARDEN Graeme Base.
Fiction for Younger JUST SHOCKING Andy Griffiths, illus Terry Denton
Fiction for Older KEY TO RONDO Emily Rodda.
Fiction for Year 7-9 MAO’S LAST DANCER Li Cunxin

2007

Title

Author

Picture Story Book CHATTERBOX Margaret Wild, illus Deborah Niland
Fiction for Younger THE CAT ON THE MAT IS FLAT Andy Griffiths, illus Terry Denton
Fiction for Older SPECKY MAGEE A LEGEND IN THE MAKING F.Arena / G. Lyon
Fiction for Year 7-9 ONCE Morris Gleitzman