Awards

2002

MY YELLOW BLANKY
A Children’s Book Council of Australia Notable Australian Book 2003

TOO LOUD LILY
Children’s Book Council of Australia Award for Book of the Year for Early Readers
Honor Book 2003
Oppenheim Best Book Award USA for 2005
Shortlisted for the Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards 2003
Shortlisted for the Children’s Choice Picture Book of the Year 2003

2003

BAD BUSTER
A Children’s Book Council of Australia Notable Australian Book 2004

SURVIVING AUNT MARSHA
Short listed for the Children’s Choice Book of the Year for Younger Readers 2003
Selected as an Outstanding International Book by the Children’s Book Council of America

2004

ON OUR WAY TO THE BEACH
Selected by the International Youth Library as a White Raven Book for 2005

ONLY UPWARDS
A play
Regional winner of the David TK Wong Award

2005

BIG NED’S BUSHWALK 
A Children’s Book Council of Australia Notable Australian Book 2006

2006

BIRD AND SUGAR BOY
Children’s Book Council of Australia Award, Book of the Year for Younger Readers: Honor Book  2007
Shortlisted for the Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Award

2007

STEPHEN’S MUSIC
A Children’s Book Council of Australia Notable Australian Book 2008

2008

ONE FOOT WRONG
Short-listed for the Prime Minister’s Literary Award 2009
Long-listed for the Miles Franklin Award.

2011

OUR AUSTRALIAN GIRL: GRACE
Shortlisted for the YABBA AWARDS

2014

WHERE ARE YOU BANANA
A Children’s Book Council of Australia Notable Australian Book 2014

2015

THE EYE OF THE SHEEP
Short-listed for the Stella Prize.