Authors Ursula Dubosarsky, Ruth Starke, and Mark Carthew  were announced as the winners for 2009 at yesterday’s  Speech Pathology Australia‘s Book of the Year Awards ceremony. The annual awards, first held in 2003,  are awarded for “excellence in the development of children’s speech, language and literacy skills.” A Best Book for Language Development is awarded in three categories: young children 2-5 years, lower primary 5-8 years, and upper primary 8-12 years.

  • Best Book for Language Development: Young ChildrenThe Terrible Plop / Ursula Dubosarsky
  • Best Book for Language Development: Lower Primary – The Gobbling Tree /  Mark Carthew
  • Best Book for Language Development: Upper Primary – Noodle Pie /  Ruth Starke