2012 KOALA Award Winners
Every year, young readers from all over New South Wales judge their very own literary awards, known as the KOALA’s. The winners this year were:
The only thing Fearless could remember his mother telling him was, ‘Life is much nicer if you love everyone.’ But loving everyone is much more complicated than Fearless had imagined. Until he meets Primrose…A hilarious new picture book about Fearless the bulldog from award-winning duo Colin Thompson and Sarah Davis.
Fiction for Younger Readers
Anna Fienberg, Barbara Fienberg & Kim Gamble
The Baron’s nephew Bang-Bang is going to take over Wise-as-an-Owl’s fresh water spring, which he uses for his medicines, so Tashi and his friends use clay and magic to make a golem who will give the bully Bang-Bang a good scare. But will their great big Golem obey them? And can Tashi rescue Ah Chu’s Little Sister when Bang Bang’s trouble-making brother gives her away to the River Pirate?
Sometimes there’ s no time to think – Tashi just has to act fast!
Fiction for Older Readers
Andy Griffiths & Terry Denton
Who wouldn’t want to live in a treehouse? Especially a 13-storey treehouse that has a bowling alley, a see-through swimming pool, a tank full of sharks, a library full of comics, a secret underground laboratory, a games room, self-making beds, vines you can swing on, a vegetable vaporiser and a marshmallow machine that follows you around and automatically shoots your favourite flavoured marshmallows into your mouth whenever it discerns you’re hungry. Two new characters – Andy and Terry – live here.
Fiction for Years 7-9
Luke is having a rough year. He has moved with his mum to Phoenix, a tiny town in the middle of nowhere, built from the ground up by the enigmatic Shackleton Co-operative. There are no cars, no phone lines, and a private security force instead of police…