CBCA Older Reader Notables 2016

 Read reviewThe River and the Book

The River and the Book

Alison Croggon (Author), Katie Harnett (Illustrator)

From the internationally bestselling author of The Books of Pellinor comes a powerful story about the exploitation of indigenous people by the First World.

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 Read reviewA Single Stone

A Single Stone

Meg McKinlay (Author)

Beautifully crafted dystopian novel from award-winning author Meg McKinlay.

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 Read reviewThe Pause

The Pause

John Larkin

One moment. One pause. One whole new life. Declan seems to have it all: a family that loves him, friends he's known for years, a beautiful girlfriend he would go to the ends of the earth for. But there's something in Declan's past...

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 Read reviewThe Guy, the Girl, the Artist and His Ex

The Guy, the Girl, the Artist and His Ex

Gabrielle Williams

A rock chick. An artist with attitude. A girl with a past. A party animal. Four lives collide when one of the world's most famous paintings is stolen. It's a mystery that has the nation talking, but while Picasso's Weeping Woman...

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The Flywheel

The Flywheel

Erin Gough

Seventeen-year-old Delilah's crazy life is about to get crazier. Ever since her father took off overseas, she's been struggling to run the family's cafe - The Flywheel - without him and survive high school. But after a misjudged...

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The Beauty is in the Walking

The Beauty is in the Walking

James Moloney

In the bestselling tradition of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night - Time and Wonder. 'Sometimes you've got to show some mongrel. There's mongrel in you, little brother, more than you realise.' Everyone thinks they know...

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 Read reviewTalk Under Water

Talk Under Water

Kathryn Lomer

A page - turning and inspirational story which celebrates and embraces difference, courage and friendship. Will and Summer meet online and strike up a friendship based on coincidence. Summer lives in Will's old hometown,...

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Rich and Rare: A Collection of Australian Stories, Poetry and Artwork Edited by Paul Collins

Rich and Rare: A Collection of Australian Stories, Poetry and Artwork Edited by Paul Collins

Paul Collins

A smorgasbord of original stories, poems and art by leading Australian authors, poets and illustrators.

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 Read reviewOne True Thing

One True Thing

Nicole Hayes

When is a secret not a secret? When your whole life is public. Frankie is used to being a politician's daughter, but with her mum now running for Premier, life's a whole lot crazier than usual. All Frankie wants is to lose herself...

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Newt's Emerald

Newt’s Emerald

Garth Nix

After the Newington Emerald is stolen at the height of a conjured storm, eighteen-year-old Lady Truthful Newington goes to London to search for the magical heirloom of her house.

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Inbetween Days

Inbetween Days

Vikki Wakefield

At seventeen, Jacklin Bates is all grown up. She's dropped out of school. She's living with her runaway sister, Trudy, and she's in secret, obsessive love with Luke, who doesn't love her back. She's stuck in Mobius - a dying town...

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In the Skin of a Monster

In the Skin of a Monster

Kathryn Barker

One of the most original novels I've read for a long while. Great voices. Complex relationships. Just what I love to read.' - Melina Marchetta Caught in a dreamscape, mistaken for a killer . will Alice find a way home? Three years...

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 Read reviewFreedom Ride

Freedom Ride

Sue Lawson (Author)

Robbie knows bad things happen in Walgaree. But it's nothing to do with him. That's just the way the Aborigines have always been treated. In the summer of 1965 racial tensions in the town are at boiling point, and something headed...

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 Read reviewA Small Madness

A Small Madness

Dianne Touchell

A devastating, compelling novel that will get everyone talking, from the author of Creepy and Maud.

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