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Book of the Year - Older Readers

Bauer, Michael Gerard
Don't call me Ishmael! Omnibus Books, Scholastic Australia, 2006

Clarke, Judith
One whole and Perfect Day Allen & Unwin, 2006

Cornish, D. M.
Monster blood tattoo book 1: Foundling Omnibus Books, Scholastic Australia, 2006

Dubosarsky, Ursula
The red shoe Allen & Unwin, 2006

Lanagan, Margo
Red spikes Allen & Unwin, 2006

Shanahan, Lisa
My big birkett Allen & Unwin, 2006

Book of the Year - Younger Readers

Bateson, Catherine
Being Bee (Young Adult Fiction) University of Queensland Press, 2006

Flynn, Pat
Illus. Tom Jellett
The tuckshop kid (Young Adult Fiction) University of Queensland Press, 2006

French, Jackie
Macbeth and son Angus & Robertson, HarperCollinsPublishers Australia, 2006

Additional links:
Enjoying "Macbeth", E. Friedlander
Enjoying "Macbeth", by William Shakespeare by Ed Friedlander, M.D. Gives all the grusome details of the play but goes on to explore the real Macbeth and his times. A great site with lots of good links from it.

Macbeth notes include information on Shakespeare, characters, historical background etc. The sort of information Luke would be using for his assignment.

Macbeth from Wikipedia

Griffiths, Andy
Illus. Terry Denton
The cat on the mat is flat (Teachers notes) - Pan Macmillan site Pan Macmillan Australia, 2006

Laguna, Sofie
Bird & Sugar Boy Penguin Group (Australia), 2006

Millard, Glenda
Illus. Stephen Michael King
Layla, Queen of hearts (page) ABC Books, 2006

Book of the Year - Early Childhood

Allen, Pamela
Grandpa and Thomas and the Green Umbrella** Viking, Penguin Group (Australia), 2006

Costain, Meredith
Illus. Pamela Allen
Doodledum dancing Viking, Penguin Group (Australia), 2006

Fox, Lee
Illus. Cathy Wilcox
Ella Kazoo will not brush her hair Lothian Books, 2006

Additional links:
Ella Kazoo Wordsearch
Ella Kazoo colouring Sheet

Gleeson, Libby
I llus. Freya Blackwood
Amy & Louis Scholastic Press, Scholastic Australia, 2006

Lee, Lyn
Illus. Kim Gamble
Eight Omnibus Books, Scholastic Australia, 2006

Wild, Margaret
Illus. Deborah Niland
Chatterbox Viking, Penguin Group (Australia), 2006

Book of the Year - Picture Books

May be for older readers

McKimmie, Chris
Brian Banana Duck Sunshine Yellow (page) Allen & Unwin, 2006

Additional links: Investigate big things in Australia like the Big Cow:
Big Things Guide on Travelmate
Big Stuff
Australian Explorer Big Icons

Oliver, Narelle
Home Omnibus Books, Scholastic Australia, 2006

Ormerod, Jan
Water Witcher Little Hare Books, 2006

Rippin, Sally
Text: David Metzenthen
The Rainbirds Lothian Books, 2006

Spudvilas, Anne
Text: Margaret Wild
*Woolvs in the sitee Viking, Penguin Group (Australia), 2006

Tan, Shaun
The Arrival Lothian Books, 2006

2007 Eve Pownall Award for Information Books

Davidson, Leon
*Red haze: Australians & New Zealanders in Vietnam Black Dog Books, 2006

Fenton, Corinne
Illus. Peter Gouldthorpe
Queenie: one elephant's story (Teachers Notes) - Curriculum Corp. Black Dog Books, 2006

Hocknull, Scott and Cook, Alex
Amazing facts about Australian dinosaurs Steve Parish Publishing, 2006

Hoopmann, Kathy
All cats have Asperger Syndrome Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2006

Norman, Mark
The penguin book: birds in suits Black Dog Books, 2006

Tonkin, Rachel
Leaf litter Angus & Robertson, HarperCollins Publishers Australia, 2006

Additional resources and activities

Grandpa and Thomas and the Green Umbrella


Click here to test your skills on the Book Week 2007 publication Jigzone puzzle...


Robyn Dean at Westside Christian College has done some wonderful displays using our Book Week publication art work as inspiration.

Additional resources and activities

Display Ideas

Additional resources and activities

pdf icon One whole and perfect day (75 KB)
Ideas for using the book with students in secondary schools. Submitted by Margaret Forbes.

pdf icon Tuckshop Kid by Pat Flynn (60 KB)
Ideas submitted by Rosemary Holmes with socio-gram activity.

pdf icon Tuckshop Kid Crossword Puzzle (99 KB)
Tuckshop Kid Crossword Puzzle by Pam Apte

pdf icon Macbeth and Son Activity (67 KB)
Macbeth and Son Activity by Michelle Witheyman-Crump

pdf icon Layla Queen of Hearts Questions (47 KB)
Questions could be used in a Readers Cup competition. Submitted by Reim Kelly

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