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About the book
  • Published: 26 February 2018
  • ISBN: 9780143789420
  • Imprint: Random House Australia Children's
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $40.00
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Shout Out to the Girls

A Celebration of Awesome Australian Women


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Let's hear it for the Australian women who have shaped our history and are expanding our future!

Shout-outs to 50 awesome Australian women with easy-to-read biographies of their incredible achievements. From Cathy Freeman to Turia Pitt, Edith Cowan to Julia Gillard, Mum Shirl to Vali Myers, plus rally car drivers, molecular biologists and more, this book is a celebration of women in all fields, from all walks of life, and from Australia’s past and present.

Brought to life by colourful illustrations from female artists, Shout Out to the Girls is the ultimate inspirational read for young and old.

All royalties from sales of this book go to The Smith Family.

  • Pub date: 26 February 2018
  • ISBN: 9780143789420
  • Imprint: Random House Australia Children's
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $40.00

Praise for Shout Out to the Girls

“With an engaging format, a good multicultural mix, and all royalties going to The Smith Family charity, of all the new empowering ‘girl books’ on offer, Shout Out to the Girls is my downright-must-have pick.”

Carrie Croft, Readings Hawthorn

“This [book] . . . must be in every library's collection if we are to continue to reveal and tell the stories of our women.”

Barbara Braxton, The Bottom Shelf Blog

“A perfect gift for the daughter – or son – in your life, this book is full of clever women in short tales with beautiful illustrations . . . In an easy-to-read format targeted at children and young adults, but enjoyable for all, the pages burst forth with tales of wellknown and not-so-well-known women, past and present, in fields such as science, the arts, politics, sport and journalism.”

Frances Whiting, Hobart Mercury

“A terrific addition to the home or school library this collection of inspirational Australian women reflects how far we have come in the fight for gender equality and goes some way in influencing future generations, both male and female, to continue the fight but also live life to the fullest.”

Mem Capp, CBCA Reading Time


Awards & Recognition

  • Longlisted • 2020 • Best Designed Children’s/Young Adult Series

  • Australian Book Design Awards

    Longlisted • 2020 • Best Designed Children’s/Young Adult Series


Australian Book Design Awards Longlist Announced

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 Children’s/Young Adult Series
Shout Out to the Girls, High Five to the Boys and Stand Up for the Future

Best Designed Autobiography/Biography/Memoir Nonfiction Cover
The Prettiest Horse in the Glue Factory by Corey White

Emerging Designer of the Year
Louisa Maggio

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.