April 13, 2015

Thrilling news: Alice-Miranda and Clementine Rose both shortlisted in this year’s Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIAs)!

Hello Everyone,

I am literally bursting with excitement that Alice-Miranda in Japan and Clementine Rose and the Seaside Escape have both been shortlisted in this year’s Australian Book Industry Awards known as the ABIAs.  It is the third year that Alice-Miranda has been shortlisted but a first for Clemmie and I am so thrilled and humbled to have such incredible support from the Australian Book Industry especially the booksellers around the country.  Of course I am in exalted company (see the full list below) and I can’t believe that having spent years reading books by Morris Gleitzman, Andy Griffiths, Graeme Base and Leigh Hobbs to my classes at school that I have books which are up for awards against them.  The awards ceremony is on the 21st May and will be a glittering affair (black tie with a splash of red!).  I can’t wait.  Fingers crossed, but whatever happens it’s a huge honour to be on the list.

Jacqueline Harvey x

Alice-Miranda In Japan Hi Res Cover ResizedClementine Rose and the Seaside Escape front cover


Older Children (age range 8 to 14 years):

Clariel by Garth Nix, Allen & Unwin.

Withering-By-Sea by Judith Rossell, HarperCollins.

Alice-Miranda in Japan by Jacqueline Harvey, Penguin Random House.

Brotherband 5: Scorpion Mountain by John Flanagan, Penguin Random House.

Friday Barnes 1: Girl Detective by R. A. Spratt, Penguin Random House.

Loyal Creatures by Morris Gleitzman, Penguin Random House. 

Younger Children (age range 0 to 8 years):

Noni the Pony Goes to the Beach by Alison Lester, Allen & Unwin.

Mr Chicken Lands on London by Leigh Hobbs, Allen & Unwin.

The 52-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths, Macmillan.

Clementine Rose and the Seaside Escape by Jacqueline Harvey, Penguin Random House.

The Last King of Angkor Wat by Graeme Base, Penguin Random House.






Great job Jacqueline!

It is great to see that my favourite author’s books are being even more appreciated than they already were. I think all of your books should deserve to be short-listed. As I am currently reading ‘Alice-Miranda In Japan’, I am very eager to finish the interesting book as it could win an award.

Good luck!

April 13, 2015 at 8:10 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey


    Hi Maheen,

    Thanks for your lovely words. I hope you enjoy the book and I’d love to know what you think when you’re finished.

    Best wishes,

    April 15, 2015 at 9:45 am



      Ms Harvey, are you visiting Hertfordshire? You have a lot of fans in our school (me and Maheen are in the same class)! Unfortunately there is only one Alice Miranda book in our school library!

      April 23, 2015 at 2:45 am

Evie van Wijk


Hi Jacqueline,

It sounds very exciting and I hope you enjoy yourself at the awards. I’m eight and I have all the books. The cover of Alice Miranda in the Alps looks great! Alice Miranda in Japan is a really good book and I’m glad it was shortlisted. I hope one of your books will win. The Alice Miranda books are so interesting I read them over and over again.

April 13, 2015 at 9:06 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey


    Thanks Evie – I will keep my fingers crossed too but whatever happens it’s a thrill to be on the list.
    Best wishes,

    April 15, 2015 at 9:44 am



Hi Jacqueline,

I absolutely love the Alice-Miranda series and I have read every book up to and can’t wait for Alice-Miranda in the Alps. I was wondering if Alice-Miranda lives in England and if she does could she maybe go down under? I would love that! Your a great writer.

Thanks, Claire

April 15, 2015 at 1:19 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey


    Hi Claire,

    Thanks for your message. I’ve finished writing Alice-Miranda in the Alps today. I sent it off to my publisher an hour ago!

    I’ve never mentioned where Alice-Miranda lives. I hope the readers can make their own decision where she lives.

    Best wishes,

    April 26, 2015 at 6:50 pm

Ivana Donnan


Well done!

You definitely deserve it! Your books are the best! I have read all of the Alice Miranda books except Alice Miranda at the palace which I am part way through.

Good luck for the rest of the awards!

From your #1 fan,
Ivana Donnan

April 15, 2015 at 4:13 pm



That’s brilliant. I hope your books win! It’s really good to have TWO BOOKS shortlisted!

Good luck!


April 16, 2015 at 2:09 am

Maggie Campbell


Hello, well done !!!!! I am thrilled that you have got TWO BOOKS in. I am half way through th 10th book. I can not wait to read the next book.

Love your #1 fan

April 16, 2015 at 1:26 pm



Great job Ms. Harvey!

April 18, 2015 at 5:00 pm



Awesome! You totally deserve it, I love Alice-Miranda!
Oh- and Leigh Hobbs came to our school recently. I wish you could come to ours!

April 19, 2015 at 10:29 pm



Hi Jacqueline
My name is Emma
Me and my best friends all read Alice-Miranda and enjoy it very much.
I am reading right now Alice-Miranda in Japan and I am loving it so much.
I have purchased all the Alice-Miranda series and loved all of them.
Me and my friends were wondering is there going to be a book number 12 or just 11.
I would really like to read more Alice-Miranda adventures
B.T.W. Congratulations on Both of the amazing books being recognises and awarded with the ABIAS

April 26, 2015 at 3:24 pm



Congratulations! That is excellent news! Both of those stories are fabulous plots. Well done!


May 16, 2015 at 11:22 am



That is wonderful to hear you got your books on the list!! I love Morris glezimen and Andy grithin books too!! But out of all of them I love yours the most.

July 19, 2015 at 8:17 pm

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