Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards 2017

Raising Literacy Australia’s publishing imprint, Little Book Press, is pleased to announce that two of its picture books have been shortlisted for the highly regarded Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards 2017.

Baby Dance by Katrina Germein and Doris Chang and Fancy Pants by Kelly Hibbert and Amanda Graham are both contenders in this year’s coveted awards. Katrina Germein is a best-selling children’s author and a regular collaborator with Little Book Press, while Kelly Hibbert is an emerging author who has achieved great success for her first publication, Fancy Pants.

With an impressive print run of 22,000 copies for each of these titles, Little Book Press is proud to have these books recognised by Speech Pathology Australia as helping young children build their early literacy and language skills.

Speech Pathology Australia is the national body for the speech pathology profession in Australia. The Book of the Year Awards aim to promote quality books that build oral language and literacy development, which helps children achieve the best, most literate start in life.  Each book is judged on its appeal to children, interactive quality and ability to assist speech pathologist and parents in communication and literacy development.

The shortlisted books are now on their way to a panel of judges who will complete their final appraisals, with the overall winners announced on the 2nd of November 2017.

On behalf of the team at Little Book Press, we would like to congratulate all of the authors and illustrators whose work has been shortlisted in this year’s Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards and wish our Baby Dance and Fancy Pants creators the best of luck.