EE1 shortlisted for a 2017 REAL award!

EE1 shortlisted for a 2017 REAL award!

This year more than 17,000 children across New South Wales, Victoria and the Northern Territory nominated their favourite books to create the REAL (Reading and Enjoying Australian Literature) Awards shortlists.

I am absolutely delighted that Exploding Endings: Painted Dogs & Doom Cakes has been shortlisted in the ‘Fiction for Older Readers’ category! I went to my local butcher and bought cheesymite sausages to celebrate.

The winners are announced in late October after lots of reading (and more voting!) takes place in terms 2-4. I can’t wait to head to Melbourne to be part of the awards day! The NSW Koala Awards will be in early October at North Rocks Public School, and I can’t wait to be part of the day there, too.

I am extremely humbled to be among such company, and will be rather nervous rubbing shoulders with some of my heroes come October. Congratulations to all the other authors and illustrators!

The 2017 YABBA shortlists can be accessed here. Don’t forget to vote for the YABBAs, KOALAs and CROCs.




  • Megan Light
    Posted at 21:33h, 24 June Reply

    Congratulations Tim and thanks for the REAL Awards shout out.
    The NSW based awards are the KOALAs – Kids Own Australian Literature Awards – with an awards day in November in Sydney.

    • tim
      Posted at 11:30h, 26 June Reply

      Hi Megan,
      Thanks for your comment – a good reminder for me to update the blog to include that. I’m very much looking forward to the KOALAs. (And it will be held so close to home!)

  • Alex Forrester
    Posted at 10:51h, 14 May Reply

    Hi Tim i love your content although i have not read the Mr Bambuckles series yet but my friend has and he loves them!!!!!!

    • tim
      Posted at 19:38h, 14 May Reply

      Hi Alex,
      I’m so pleased to hear that. Thanks, and happy reading!

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