THE BIG READ

As part of National Year of Reading, Book Links Qld held THE BIG READ to celebrate stories set in Queensland. After much consultation we put together three lists of books in print that met our criteria.

 The sections were Older ReadersYounger Readers and Picture Books. The task was to read as many books from the list as you could, then vote for the one that you felt best defines Queensland (in the three categories).

The results of the voting were announced on Saturday 25th August.  The full lists are published below, with the winners in bold.

Older Readers

  1. Michael Bauer – The Running Man - Scholastic
  2. Chris Bongers – Dust – Random House
  3. Nick Earls - 48 Shades of Brown  – Penguin
  4. Steven Herrick – By the River – Allen & Unwin
  5. David Malouf – Johnno – Random House
  6. Meme McDonald and Boori Pryor - The Binna Binna Man – Allen & Unwin
  7. James Moloney - Dougy – UQP
  8. John Danalis  – Riding the Black Cockatoo – Allen & Unwin
  9. Pamela Rushby – When Hipchicks went to war - Hachette
  10. Rebecca Sparrow – The year Nick McGowan came to stay - UQP

 Younger Readers

  1. Jennifer Beck – Crash! The Search for the Stinson- Scholastic
  2. Chris Bongers –  Henry Hoey Hobson – Random House
  3. Fiona Doyle – On Country: Stories of Nyrlotte – UQP
  4. Pat Flynn – Alex Jackson: Grommet - UQP
  5. Pat Flynn -  To the Light - UQP
  6. Sheryl Gwyther – Secrets of Eromanga – Hachette
  7. Kate Hunter –  Parfizz Pitch – Mosquito Advertising - UQP
  8. Meme McDonald and Boori Pryor – My Girragundji – Allen & Unwin
  9. James Moloney –  68 Teeth - Penguin
  10. Trudie Trewin –  Lightning Strikes: Camp Croc – Walker Books

 Picture Books

  1. Jeanie Adams – Pigs and Honey - Scholastic
  2. Jeannie Baker –  Where the forest meets the sea – Walker Books
  3. David Cox –  The Road to Goonong – Allen & Unwin
  4. Justin D’Ath and Mike Spoor – Dinosaur Dreaming - UQP
  5. Sylvia Emmerton and Jaquanna Elliott - My Mob going to the beach – Black Ink Press
  6. Jackie French and Bruce Whatley  – Flood - Scholastic
  7. Clare McFadden –  The Flying Orchestra – UQP
  8. Narelle Oliver – Home - Scholastic
  9. Boori Monty Pryor and Jan Ormerod – Shake a Leg – Allen & Unwin
  10. Kim Michelle Toft –  One Less Fish – Jam Roll Press/UQP

Congratulations to all the winners!  May there be many more books about Queensland to come.

Picture Stories voting form    Younger Readers voting form
Older Readers voting form