Four Stories for Little Queenslanders books make Awards shortlist

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Four titles in our Stories for Little Queenslanders series have been shortlisted in the Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards 2021.

Congratulations to Kellie Byrnes and Rachel Tribout (One Remarkable Reef), Eunice Day (The Coloured Echidna), Kathryn Apel and Janet Turner (Up and Down on a Rainy Day) and Ella Kris and Emma Cracknell (Is This Your Egg?). 

The Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards aim to promote quality Australian books that help children get the best, most literate start in life. Importantly, the Awards promote children’s books as literacy tools, as well as raising awareness of the role of speech pathologists play in helping children develop language and literacy skills. The awards:

  • promote quality Australian children’s literature;
  • enhance awareness of the role speech pathologists play in language and literacy development; and
  • encourage a love of reading.

Up and Down on a Rainy Day by Kathryn Apel is one of the books from the Stories for Little Queenslanders series that has been shortlisted.

Our Stories for Little Queenslanders series was created exclusively as part of First 5 Forever, especially for children 0-5 and their families. There are 12 books in the series, all produced by authors and illustrators with connections to Queensland.

Speech Pathology Australia will announce the winning books on 29 October 2021.

Settle in with your little reader and share stories today from the Stories for Little Queenslanders series.

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