2014 literary prize winners for kids and teens

Five Children on the Western Front

Five Children on the Western Front

Kate Saunders

This book is an incredible, heart-wrenching sequel to E. Nesbit's Five Children and It, set on the eve of the First World War.

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The Last Wild Trilogy: The Dark Wild: Book 2

The Last Wild Trilogy: The Dark Wild: Book 2

Piers Torday, Oliver Hembrough

Twelve-year-old Kester thought he had discovered the last wild animals in the land. He thought his adventure was over. He was wrong. Deep underground, a dark wild remains: animals who believe the time is right to rise up against...

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 Read reviewSong for a Scarlet Runner

Song for a Scarlet Runner

Julie Hunt

WINNER OF THE READINGS CHILDREN'S BOOK PRIZE 2014 Peat is on the run - forced to flee for her life when she's blamed for bringing bad luck to her village. She heads for the endless marshes,...

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The First Third

The First Third

Will Kostakis

Life is made up of three parts: in the first third, you're embarrassed by your family; in the second, you make a family of your own; and in the end, you just embarrass the family you've made. That's how Billy's grandmother...

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Wildlife

Fiona Wood

Boarding for a term in the wilderness, sixteen-year-old Sibylla expects the gruesome outdoor education program - but friendship complications, and love that goes wrong? They're extra-curricula.

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The Best Project

The Best Project

Sally Rippin

Billie's little brother is cute, but he can be annoying. Billie has to keep everything away from him. Especially the tower she has made for her school project...

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Deadly D and Justice Jones: Making the Team

Deadly D and Justice Jones: Making the Team

Scott Prince, David Hartley

Eleven-year-old Dylan has to move from Mt Isa to Brisbane and he's not happy. But as soon as he gets to Flatwater State School he finds a former Mount Isa Miner's footy supporter in his principal and a 'Broncos tragic' as a...

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Big Red Kangaroo

Big Red Kangaroo

Claire Saxby (Author), Graham Byrne (Illustrator)

An exciting new addition to the narrative non-fiction series Nature Storybooks, about big red kangaroos. Far inland, the sun floats on the waves of a bake-earth day. Big Red and his mob of kangaroos wait for night-time when they...

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Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures

Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures

Kate DiCamillo, K. G. Campbell

A cynic meets an unlikely superhero in a genre-breaking new novel by master storyteller Kate DiCamillo. It begins, as the best superhero stories do, with a tragic accident that has unexpected consequences. The squirrel never...

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The Last Wild Trilogy: The Last Wild: Book 1

The Last Wild Trilogy: The Last Wild: Book 1

Piers Torday

FROM THE WINNER OF THE GUARDIAN CHILDREN'S FICTION PRIZE. A thrilling animal adventure for fans of Roald Dahl, David Walliams and Katherine Rundell

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This Is Not My Hat

This Is Not My Hat

Jon Klassen

A sneaky fish learns a lesson in crime and punishment in the bestselling, multiple award-winning sequel to I Want My Hat Back.

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The Watermelon Seed

The Watermelon Seed

Greg Pizzoli

With perfect comic pacing, Pizzoli introduces a funny crocodile who has one big fear: swallowing a watermelon seed. What will he do when his greatest fear is realized? With bold color and beautiful sense of design, Pizzoli's...

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