2022 Speech Pathology Book of the Year Awards Shortlist


We are delighted to announce that the following titles have been shortlisted at the 2022 Speech Pathology Book of the Year Awards!

BIRTH TO THREE YEARS
Noni the Pony Counts to a Million by Alison Lester

THREE TO FIVE YEARS
Who Fed Zed? by Amelia McInerney, illustrated by Adam Nickel

FIVE TO EIGHT YEARS
Somebody’s Land: Welcome to Our Country by Adam Goodes and Ellie Laing, illustrated by David Hardy

EIGHT TO TEN YEARS
The Dunggiirr Brothers and the Caring Song of the Whale by Aunty Shaa Smith and Yandaarra

ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER AUTHORED CHILDREN'S BOOK AWARD
Somebody’s Land: Welcome to Our Country by Adam Goodes and Ellie Laing, illustrated by David Hardy
The Dunggiirr Brothers and the Caring Song of the Whale by Aunty Shaa Smith and Yandaarra

The winners will be announced on the 27th October. 

The rest of the shortlist and more information can be found here.

Noni the Pony Counts to a Million

by Alison Lester

Noni the Pony has a lot of fun counting everything she sees on a happy summer's day! You may have met Noni already in Noni the Pony, Noni the Pony Goes to the Beach and Noni the Pony Rescues a Joey.

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Who Fed Zed?

by Amelia McInerney, illustrated by Adam Nickel

A zany picture book about Ted, Ned and Fred, Fred's dog, Jed, and Fred's fish, Zed, from the hilarious author of The Book Chook and the illustrator of the phenomenally successful No One Likes a Fart.

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Somebody's Land: Welcome to Our Country

by Adam Goodes and Ellie Laing, illustrated by David Hardy

An accessible picture book for young children that introduces First Nations history and the term 'terra nullius' to a general audience, from Australian of the Year, community leader and anti-racism advocate Adam Goodes and political adviser and former journalist Ellie Laing, with artwork by Barkindji illustrator David Hardy.

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The Dunggiirr Brothers and the Caring Song of the Whale

by Aunty Shaa Smith and Yandaarra

The Dunggiirr Brothers and the Caring Song of the Whale is both a beautiful picture book and a special resource that will connect children to the landscape of the mid-north NSW coast, as well as to the unique stories of the Gumbaynggirr people.

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