CBCA Notable Books 2014 - Younger Readers

That Boy, Jack

That Boy, Jack

Janeen Brian

Can Jack live with a lie just to keep those he cares about happy? Best friends Jack and Gilbert made a pact when they were younger - promising to work together in the copper mines, just like their fathers and other Cornish...

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View from the 32nd Floor

View from the 32nd Floor

Emma Cameron

Living on the thirty-second floor of an apartment block, William has a clear view of the building opposite. He sees his neighbours as shadows behind closed curtains. With his friend Rebecca, and helped by lots of cake and...

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Shahana: Through My Eyes

Shahana: Through My Eyes

Rosanne Hawke, Lyn White

A moving story of one child's life in a conflict zone: Shahana, a young girl living in war-torn Kashmir.

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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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 Read reviewMy Life as an Alphabet

My Life as an Alphabet

Barry Jonsberg

Introducing Candice Phee: twelve years old, hilariously honest and a little ... odd. But she has a big heart, the very best of intentions and an unwavering determination to ensure everyone is happy. So she sets about trying to...

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A Very Unusual Pursuit

A Very Unusual Pursuit

Catherine Jinks

A clever adventure with feisty characters, set in a time where science clashes with superstition and monsters lurk in chimneys. Birdie, the singing bogler's apprentice, will win your heart in this fantastic beginning to an...

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Jinxed!

Jinxed!

Jen Storer

The funniest series for girls since Clarice Bean! Meet Tan. She′s funny. She′s lively. And she has the mind of a Great Detective.

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 Read reviewThe Year My Life Broke

The Year My Life Broke

John Marsden

You move into the most boring street in the most boring town in Australia. Tarrawagga is a hole. Its only ambition is to be a crater, and it has every chance of getting there. The last thing you expect is to have action all around...

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To Brave the Seas: A Boy at War

To Brave the Seas: A Boy at War

David McRobbie

It is 1940, and war rages. With nothing to keep him at home, fifteen-year-old Adam Chisholm joins Britain's Merchant Navy. His first ship takes him on a stormy Atlantic convoy where he faces seasickness, submarines and shipwreck....

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An Anzac Tale

An Anzac Tale

Ruth Starke, Greg Holfeld

In this graphic novel, Ruth Starke and Greg Holfeld have combined to create an extraordinary and original work for upper primary students on the subject of Gallipoli and the Anzac campaign.

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 Read reviewThe Girl Who Brought Mischief

The Girl Who Brought Mischief

Katrina Nannestad

SHORTLISTED FOR THE READINGS CHILDREN'S BOOK PRIZE 2014  When Inge Maria arrives on the tiny island of Bornholm in Denmark to live with her grandmother, she's not sure what to expect. Her...

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 Read reviewStay Well Soon

Stay Well Soon

Penny Tangey

SHORTLISTED FOR THE READINGS CHILDREN'S BOOK PRIZE 2014From CBCA shortlisted author, Penny Tangey, comes a moving, funny and heartfelt coming-of-age story.

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Ice Breaker

Ice Breaker

Lian Tanner

From the author of the wonderful Keepers series comes a vividly exciting fantasy-adventure, the start of a new series.

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The Wishbird

The Wishbird

Gabrielle Wang

Oriole's beloved Wishbird is dying and she must leave the Forest of Birds to save him. But in the City of Soulless there are traitors everywhere, and when Oriole is captured, only a street orphan can help her.

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Light Horse Boy

Light Horse Boy

Dianne Wolfer, Brian Simmonds

In 1914 Jim and Charlie abandon the Australian outback for the excitement and adventure of the war to end all wars. But in the Light Horse they quickly discover the brutal realities of life on the frontline. And nothing will ever...

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Violet Mackerel's Possible Friend

Violet Mackerel’s Possible Friend

Anna Branford, Sarah Davis

Violet Mackerel has moved into her new house. There is a girl next door who could be a possible friend. Her name is Rose and she has a pink and white bedroom and a doll's house. Violet hopes that Rose might not be just a possible...

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Eric Vale, Super Male

Eric Vale, Super Male

Michael Gerard Bauer, Joe Bauer

It's Superheroes Week at school and Eric Vale is in for some SUPER surprises. A killer beast, a giant bully, a mutant orang-utan bear and the dreaded Oogily-Boogily Man await him. This looks like a job for Eric Vale, Super Male!...

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