Student Voices

Here is the list of 17 Victorian schools who have been selected as Shadow Judges and the categories they will be focused on. As these Shadow Judges upload their work, we will add links their submissions below. Use the buttons above to browse by category.

Older Readers category

Alphington Grammar School, Genazzano FCJ College, Leongatha Secondary College, Frankston, St Joseph’s College, Mildura.

The End of the World is Bigger than Love, Davina Bell
Reviewed by Genazzano FCJ College and Alphington Grammar School.

The Lost Soul Atlas, Zana Fraillon
Reviewed by Leongatha Secondary College, John Paul College and Genazzano FCJ College.

When Rain Turns to Snow, Jane Godwin
Reviewed by John Paul College, Frankston and Leongatha Secondary College.

Metal Fish, Falling Snow, Cath Moore
Reviewed by Leongatha Secondary College The End of the World is Bigger than Love, Davina Bell
Reviewed by Genazzano FCJ College and Alphington Grammar School.

 Where We Begin, Christie Nieman

Peta Lyre’s Rating Normal, Anna Whateley
Reviewed by Leongatha Secondary College.

Younger Readers category

Belmont High School, Great Western MARC, Greenvale Primary School, Mt Martha Primary School, St Pauls Grammar School, Warragul, Nicholson Street Primary School – Balmain North.

Aster’s Good, Right Things, Kate Gordon
Reviewed by Greenvale Primary School, Mt Martha Primary School, Belmont High and St Paul’s Anglican Grammar.

The Stolen Prince of Cloudburst, Jaclyn Moriarty, ill. Kelly Canby
Reviewed by Greenvale PS, Great Western MARC, Mt Martha Primary School and Belmont High and Nicholson Street Primary School.

Worse Things, Sally Murphy, ill. Sarah Davis
reviewed by Great Western MARC, Greenvale PS, Mt Martha Primary School and Belmont High.

We Are Wolves, Katrina Nannestad
Reviewed by Greenvale PS, Great Western MARC, Mt Martha Primary School, Belmont High and St Paul’s Anglican Grammar and Nicholson Street Primary School.

Bindi, Kirli Saunders, ill. Dub Leffler
Reviewed by Greenvale PS, Great Western MARC, Mt Martha Primary School and Belmont High.

The Book of Chance, Sue Whiting
Reviewed by Mt Martha Primary School, Greenvale PS, Belmont High and St Paul’s Anglican Grammar and Nicholson Street Primary School.

Early Childhood category

No reading group selected this category in 2021

No reading group selected this category in 2021

Picture Book of the Year category

Boneo Primary School has posted an update and we look forward to their submissions. Read it here.

The Unwilling Twin, Freya Blackwood
Reviewed by Bridgewater Primary School, Apollo Bay P-12 College, Newhaven College and Brimbank Libraries

Not Cute, Philip Bunting
Reviewed by Bridgewater Primary School, Apollo Bay P-12 College, Newhaven College and Brimbank Libraries

Norton and the Bear, Gabriel Evans
Reviewed by Apollo Bay P-12 College, Newhaven College and Brimbank Libraries

Ellie’s Dragon, Bob Graham
Reviewed by Bridgewater Primary School, Apollo Bay P-12 College, Newhaven College and Brimbank Libraries

How to Make a Bird, Matt Ottley, text. Meg McKinlay
Reviewed by Bridgewater Primary School, Apollo Bay P-12 College, Newhaven College and Brimbank Libraries

Your Birthday was the Best, Felicita Sala, text. Maggie Hutchings
Reviewed by and Apollo Bay P-12 College and Brimbank Libraries

Eve Pownall Award category

Woodleigh School, Penbank.

The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Dangerous Animals, Sami Bayly

Azaria: A True History, Maree Coote

Dry to Dry: The Seasons of Kakadu, Pamela Freeman, ill. Liz Anelli

Strangers on Country, David Hartley & Kirsty Murray, ill. Dub Leffler

Hold On! Saving the Spotted Handfish, Gina M Newton, ill. Rachel Tribout

Matthew Flinders – Adventures on Leaky Ships, Carole Wilkinson, ill. Prue Pittock

CBCA Award for New Illustrator category

Ribbit Rabbit Robot, ill. by Sofya Karmazina was reviewed by Holy Saviour Parish Primary School.

No! Never!, ill. by Mel Pearce was reviewed by Holy Saviour Parish Primary School.

Seven Seas of Fleas, ill. by Dave Petzold was reviewed by Holy Saviour Parish Primary School.

Shirley Purdie: My Story, Ngaginybe Jarragbe, ill. byShirley Purdie was reviewed by Holy Saviour Parish Primary School.

This Small Blue Dot, ill. by Zeno Sworder was reviewed by Holy Saviour Parish Primary School.

Go Away, Worry Monster!, ill. by Robin Tatlow-Lord was reviewed by Holy Saviour Parish Primary School.

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