On Tuesday I went up to Sydney for two award ceremonies. The first was the KOALA Awards (the NSW children’s choice awards) which were held at the Parramatta Town Hall. I’m very pleased to say that Garden of the Purple Dragon won the award for older readers! Honour books were Give Peas a Chance by Morris Gleitzman and the Ranger’s Apprentice Series by John Flanagan. You can see the winners of the other categories here.
(Above) This is Alyssa Brugman and I at the Awards. (Below) My KOALA winner’s mug.
The second awards ceremony was the NSW Premier’s History Awards. My book The Night We Made the Flag was shortlisted. I didn’t win that one, the winner was Anthony Hill for his book Captain Cook’s Apprentice.
Congratulations to all the winners.