Shortlisted: Speech Pathology Book of the Year Award 2016


Leonardo Rocker


2 Apr


Speech Pathology Book of the Year
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We are once again filled with pride and excitement to announce that our Social and Emotional Learning title, The Best of Friends, has been shortlisted for the Speech Pathology Book of the Year Award, 2016. There were 154 books nominated for this year’s awards and these titles are now being judged against criteria relevant to each category by a panel of experts in oral language and literacy development.

The winners in the five categories will be announced on Thursday, 13 October 2016.

About Speech Pathology Australia

Speech Pathology Australia is the national peak body for the speech pathology profession in Australia. Speech pathologists are university trained allied health professionals with expertise in the assessment and treatment of communication and/or swallowing difficulties, with whom we work in conjunction with in many cases here at Quirky Kid.

About the Award

The Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards has been running for 13 years to date and aims to promote quality Australian books that help children get the best, most literate start in life. Books are awarded for “Best Book for Language and Literacy Development” in the following categories:

  • Birth to 3 years
  • 3 to 5 years
  • 5 to 8 years
  • 8 to 10 years
  • Indigenous Children.

Each book is judged on its visual appeal and interactive quality. Notably, are the books are also judged on their ability to assist speech pathologists and parents in communication and literacy development and ofter present the following characteristics

  • Has a strong narrative format.
  • Contains characters that appeal to the intended audience.
  • Encourages the reader to explore new ideas and concepts
  • Encourages the development of imagination and curiosity
  • Uses appropriate language
  • Is engaging
  • The Text is well presented

To find out more abut The Best of Friends, please visit

Speech Pathology Book of the Year

Shortlisted: Speech Pathology Book of the Year Award 2016