Penguin took home nine awards at the The Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA), including Publisher of the Year for the second year running. The ABIAs celebrate the best Australian books, authors, booksellers and publishers from the past year.
Penguin's awards included:
Book of the Year: Younger Children
Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes
by Mem Fox, illustrated by Helen Oxenbury
Biography of the Year
The Lucy Family Alphabet
by Judith Lucy
Book of the Year: Older Children
Finnikin of the Rock
by Melina Marchetta
General Non-Fiction Book of the Year
The Tall Man
by Chloe Hooper
Newcomer of the Year
International Success Award: Penguin for Sonya Hartnett
Penguin was also named Publisher of the Year for the second year running, and won Marketing Campaign of the Year for the Popular Penguins campaign.
United Book Distributors won Distributor of the Year.