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Speech Pathology Australia Book Awards 2020 Shortlists

Congratulations to Western Australian authors, illustrators and publishers who have been shortlisted for the Speech Pathology Australia Book Awards 2020.

Birth to three years

  • Backyard Birds (Helen Milroy, Fremantle Press)
  • Counting Our Country (Jill Daniels, Magabala)
  • Going to the Footy (Debbie Coombes, Magabala)
  • The Butterfly Garden (Michael Torres, illus by Fern Martins, Magabala)
  • What Colour is the Sea (Katie Stewart, Fremantle Press)

Three to five years

  • Baby Business (Jasmine Seymour, Magabala)
  • Lights Out, Leonard (Josh Pyke, illus by Chris Nixon, Puffin)
  • When Billy Was a Dog (Kirsty Murray, illus by Karen Blair, A&U)

Five to eight years

  • Little Nic’s Big Day (Nic Naitanui, illus by Fatima Anaya, A&U)

Eight to 10 years

  • Cooee Mittigar (Jasmine Seymour, illus by Leanne Mulgo Watson, Magabala)
  • Girls Can Fly (Sally Morgan and Ambelin Kwaymullina, Magabala)
  • Super Sidekicks 1: No Adults Allowed (Gavin Aung Than, Puffin)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Authored Children’s Book

  • Backyard Birds (Helen Milroy, Fremantle Press)
  • Counting Our Country (Jill Daniels, Magabala)
  • Going to the Footy (Debbie Coombes, Magabala)
  • The Butterfly Garden (Michael Torres, illus by Fern Martins, Magabala)
  • Baby Business (Jasmine Seymour, Magabala)
  • Coee Mittigar (Jasmine Seymour, illus by Leanne Mulgo Watson, Magabala)
  • Girls Can Fly (Sally Morgan and Ambelin Kwaymullina, Magabala).

Congratulations to all those shortlisted. You can download a full list from Speech Pathology Australia.

The winners of each category will be announced on Friday 6 November 2020.

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