YABBA 2018

A great trip today out to Mernda Central College for the 2018 YABBA awards. What a fantastic school with very helpful year 6 students guiding and helping all the authors. We were very well looked after and it was exciting to be among lots of famous and friendly authors.

Here are the shortlists for the 4 categories…

Picture Story Books

  • Arty Farty Marty: The Paint Smashin’ Kraken
    Dale Baker
  • Busting!
    Aaron Blabey
  • Chip
    Kylie Howarth
  • Do Not Open This Book Again!
    Andy Lee, Heath McKenzie
  • Excuse Me!
    Dave Hughes & Holly Ife, Philip Bunting
  • Flapper, VC
    Mark Wilson
  • Go Go And The Silver Shoes
    Jane Godwin, Anna Walker
  • Hickory Dickory Dash
    Tony Wilson, Laura Wood
  • Pig The Star
    Aaron Blabey
  • Too Many Cheeky Dogs
    Johanna Bell, Dion Beasley

Fiction for Younger Readers

  • Bad Guys: Intergalactic Gas
    Aaron Blabey
  • Billie B Brown: Billie’s Yummy Bakery Adventure
    Sally Rippin, Alisa Coburn
  • Ella And Olivia: Zoo Rescue
    Yvette Poshoglian, Danielle McDonald
  • Ella Diaries: Pony School Showdown
    Meredith Costain, Danielle McDonald
  • Eric Vale Off The Rails
    Michael Gerard Bauer, Joe Bauer
  • Hotdog!: Party Time!
    Anh Do, Dan McGuiness
  • Polly And Buster: The Wayward Witch & The Feelings Monster
    Sally Rippin
  • Sporty Kids: Handball
    Felice Arena, Tom Jellett
  • WeirDo: Really Weird!
    Anh Do, Jules Faber
  • You Choose: Footy Fever
    George Ivanoff, James Hart

Fiction for Older Readers

  • Aquatica
    Lance Balchin
  • Friday Barnes: Danger Ahead
    R A Spratt
  • Funny Kid For President
    Matt Stanton
  • Grimsdon
    Deborah Abela
  • Iris And The Tiger
    Leanne Hall
  • Our Australian Girl: Meet Grace
    Sofie Laguna, Lucia Masciullo
  • Mr Bambuckle’s Remarkables
    Tim Harris, James Hart
  • The 91-Storey Treehouse
    Andy Griffiths, Terry Denton
  • The Boy And The Spy
    Felice Arena
  • The Forgotten Pearl
    Belinda Murrell

Fiction for Years 7-9

  • Are You Seeing Me?
    Darren Groth
  • Every Word
    Ellie Marney
  • Game Theory
    Barry Jonsberg
  • Graffiti Moon
    Cath Crowley
  • Maybe
    Morris Gleitzman
  • Nona & Me
    Clare Atkins
  • The Fall
    Tristan Bancks
  • The Protected
    Claire Zorn
  • The Secrets We Keep
    Nova Weetman
  • Yellow
    Megan Jacobson