November 21, 2016

The KOALA Awards – Happy 30th Birthday!

Whilst, we were in Singapore, I was delighted and humbled to receive news that Alice-Miranda at Camp had received the Honour Book Award in the Fiction for Younger Readers Category of the KOALA Awards. Here is a link to our acceptance speech – filmed on top of the hotel!

Did you know that every year, young readers from all over New South Wales judge their very own children’s book awards? The KOALA awards acknowledge the books which have most inspired, amused, terrified, enlightened and engaged the readers. Thank you to all who voted and congratulations to the other deserving recipients. Perhaps you can ask your school librarian if your school can participate in the awards in 2017!

Picture Books

Winner -Pig the Fibber by Aaron Blabey

Honour – The Stone Lion by Margaret Wild and Ritva Voutila  

Honour -Thelma the Unicorn by Aaron Blabey


Fiction for Younger Readers

Winner – The Bad Guys: Episode 1 by Aaron Blabey

Honour – You Choose: Alien invaders from beyond the stars by George Ivanoff

Honour – Alice Miranda at Camp by Jacqueline Harvey


Fiction for Older Readers

Winner – The 65-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton

Honour – Ugly: A beaut story about one very ugly kid by Robert Hoge

Honour – Weirdo 5: Totally Weird! by Anh Do and Jules Faber


Fiction for Years 7-9

Winner – Soon by Morris Gleitzman

Honour – My Life as an Alphabet by Barry Jonsberg

Honour – The Last Thirteen #1 by James Phelan






Congratulations Jacqueline you are amazing . You always are the best! You surely deserved that award!

December 5, 2016 at 8:10 am



Dear Jacqueline,

Hope you had fun!

It would have been very interesting.

Congrats, you really deserved to win that award you are a great author you write enthusiastically and express your self witch makes the writing interesting and enjoyable.
You’re my favourite author and you’re my role model.

From Halle

January 16, 2017 at 11:05 am



just finished Alice-Miranda at camp its SUPERB!!!
just one question miss Harvey what is book 13??

Abigail roe

March 1, 2017 at 3:26 am

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