young readers’ edition
Running with the Horses is a stunning picture book by Alison Lester, the much-loved creator of Are We There Yet? and many other treasured books for children. Young readers will love this beautifully illustrated classic story of adventure and friendship.
A young girl’s faith in an extraordinary old horse makes this an unforgettable story of courage, adventure and friendship.
From one of Australia’s most-loved children’s book creators comes this classic story of adventure that will be treasured by young readers everywhere.
CBCA Book of the Year Awards
Honour Award • 2010 • Younger Readers
American Booksellers Book of the Year
Shortlisted • 2010 • Best Designed Picture Book
Australian Book Industry Awards
Shortlisted • 2010 • Book of the Year for Younger Children
Prime Minister's Literary Award
Shortlisted • 2010 • Children's Fiction
Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards
Shortlisted • 2010 • Lower Primary
Melbourne Prize for Literature
Winner • 2018 • Alison Lester
Longlisted • 2020 • Best Designed Children's Fiction Book
A huge congratulations to Penguin Random House designers Louisa Maggio, Marina Messiha and Tony Palmer, who have all been longlisted for Australian Book Design Awards in 2020. The awards ‘celebrate the bravest and brightest, the most original and beautiful books published in Australia’, and is administered by the Australian Book Designers Association (ABDA).
Here are our longlisted titles:
Best Designed Children's Fiction Book
Running with the Horses by Alison Lester
Best Designed Children's Illustrated Book
Lights Out Leonard by Josh Pyke
Best illustrated Children's Book
Lottie and Walter by Anna Walker
Best Designed Autobiography/Biography/Memoir Nonfiction Cover
The Prettiest Horse in the Glue Factory by Corey White
Emerging Designer of the Year
The shortlist will be announced in April and the winners will be announced at an awards party on 22 May. To learn more about the awards, and to see the longlists for all categories, see the ABDA website.