ABIA Book of the Year Older Children (age range 8 to 14 years) longlist 2017

 Read reviewArtie and the Grime Wave

Artie and the Grime Wave

Richard Roxburgh

A fabulously funny madcap adventure from the multi-talented actor, director and writer Richard Roxburgh, now writing and illustrating books for children.

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Gemina: The Illuminae Files_02

Gemina: The Illuminae Files_02

Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff

The saga that began with breakout bestseller Illuminae continues aboard Jump Station Heimdall, where two new characters will confront the next wave of BeiTech's assault.

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The Bad Guys Episode 4: Attack of the Zittens

The Bad Guys Episode 4: Attack of the Zittens

Aaron Blabey

Its a ZOMBIE KITTEN APOCALYPSE! Should you panic? Should you cry? Should you poop your pants? NO! Just sit back and watch the fur fly as the worlds baddest good guys take on Mad Marmalades meowing monsters!

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The Bone Sparrow

The Bone Sparrow

Zana Fraillon

Subhi's imagination is as big as the ocean and wide as the sky, but his world is much smaller: he's spent his whole life in an immigration detention centre. The Bone Sparrow is a powerful, heartbreaking, sometimes funny...

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The Unforgettable What's His Name

The Unforgettable What’s His Name

Paul Jennings, Craig Smith

Even before all this happened I had never been like the other kids. I tried not to be seen. If I climbed a tree or hid among the bins, no one could find me. Where's What's His Name? they'd say. Then, one weekend, I got what I...

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WeirDo #7: Mega Weird

WeirDo #7: Mega Weird

Anh Do, Jules Faber

Life for WeirDo is MEGA BUSY! He's planning on making MEGA bucks from the Street Garage Sale, plus he's helping Bella write a winning song! And is that a dusty dino bone in the corner? It won't be easy ... but it will be funny!

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 Read reviewWords in Deep Blue

Words in Deep Blue

Cath Crowley

This is a love story. It's the story of Henry Jones and Rachel Sweetie. It's the story of how we leave our histories in the things we love - like books.

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 Special price Read reviewWormwood Mire (Stella Montgomery, Book 2)

Wormwood Mire (Stella Montgomery, Book 2)

Judith Rossell

When Stella Montgomery returned to the Hotel Majestic cold and wet but exhilarated by adventure, the Aunts were furious. Now they are sending Stella away to the old family home at Wormwood Mire, where she must live with two...

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