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Wednesday
Apr262017

shortlist poster for younger readers 2017

Wednesday
Apr262017

shortlist poster for picture storybooks 2017

Wednesday
Apr262017

2017 Shortlist Announced

Congratulations to all nominees for the 2017 KOALA Awards. You can download the full shortlist here. 

Thursday
Nov242016

Don't Call Me Bear! 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anonymous

It was interesting on so many levels. I loved the illustration and I’m sure everyone would agree. The books were awesome and the authors, to meet them was unbelievable.

Isla

I really like the ‘Don’t Call Me Bear’ act, it was really funny.

Sidney

This ceremony was amazing. The authors were so inspiring and the stories were heart-warming and exciting.

Anonymous

The ceremony was amazing. I loved the authors’ stories and I love all the authors’ books.

Taylah

It was the BEST ceremony. My favourite thing was the time machine stories.

Lilah

I loved all the stories and I loved meeting the authors and watching live drawing.

Amelie

I loved meeting all the authors and illustrators and getting their signatures.

Wil

It was a great experience for me because I love reading and I like Morris Gleitzman. It was amazing.

Rafi

I loved it because I love reading. I only wish Andy Griffiths was there. I hope I go next time.

Tilly

Loved the time travel stories and the cake looked delicious. I was a bit disappointed that Andy and Terry didn’t come, still it was great. I loved getting signatures; it was exciting to get books signed. It was the best.

Emily

The ceremony was so exciting. It was interesting what the authors’ stories were about: where would they time travel to? They were so inspiring. My favourite part was meeting the authors. I loved the KOALA awards and hopefully I get invited again next year.

Kaya

That was the BEST, AWESOME day in my life! I hope I get invited again next year!

Jade

Best ceremony ever!!!

 


 

Thursday
Nov102016

Richard Tulloch's Birthday Song




Koalas are lazy, koalas are dumb -
They hang round all day,
They just sit on their…gum trees

In zoos they look cute but you should understand
If you cuddle a koala, it’ll piddle on your hand.

But there’s one koala ahead of the rest
Of all the koalas
It’s clearly the best

You maybe can guess what I’m working towards…
The Kids’ Own Australian Li-tera-ture Awards.

KOALA has given young readers a voice
For thirty years now

They have told us their choice

Their favourite books all appear on a list
And we authors can eat a nice lunch and get…blist-ers (on our fingers from signing lots of autographs and doing nice drawings and playing the guitar…)

So let’s thank KOALA for all that they do -
The committee, the teachers
And the kids too

We hope it continues for many years long
Now let’s sing KOALA that old birthday song…