CBCA Older Reader Notables 2017

 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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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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 Read reviewThe Sidekicks

The Sidekicks

Will Kostakis

The relationship between three very different teen boys changes as they mourn the death of their mutual best friend, in this heart-wrenching story from an award-winning Australian author about grief, self-discovery and the...

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 Read reviewThe Stars at Oktober Bend

The Stars at Oktober Bend

Glenda Millard

A magnificent new novel from multi-award-winning author Glenda Millard. A story about the strength of the human spirit. Through her lyrical writing, Glenda reveals that people are always more than they seem.

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 Read reviewOne Would Think the Deep

One Would Think the Deep

Claire Zorn

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 Read reviewFrankie

Frankie

Shivaun Plozza

Originally published in Australia by Penguin Australia Pty Ltd. --Copyright page.

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Lady Helen and the Dark Days Club (Lady Helen, Book 1)

Lady Helen and the Dark Days Club (Lady Helen, Book 1)

Alison Goodman

A tantalising new trilogy set in Regency London from the award-winning author of Eon and Eona. Against a backdrop of whispered secrets in St James's Palace, soirees with Lord Byron and morning calls from Beau Brummell, Lady...

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 Read reviewEverything Is Changed

Everything Is Changed

Nova Weetman

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My Best Friend is a Goddess

My Best Friend is a Goddess

No Author

Two best friends crushing on one very cute guy ...someone's going to get their heart broken.

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A Toaster On Mars

A Toaster On Mars

Darrell Pitt

A brilliant standalone from the Jack Mason Adventures author. Witty and fast-moving, it s guaranteed to satisfy readers of all ages.

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The Hounded

The Hounded

Simon Butters

On his 15th birthday, Monty is at rock bottom. Ignored by his parents, bullied at school, he's all by himself. Until he meets the black dog for the first time. It's just like any other dog, except that only Monty can see it. And...

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 Read reviewOur Chemical Hearts

Our Chemical Hearts

Krystal Sutherland

John Green meets Rainbow Rowell in this irresistible story of first love, broken hearts, and the golden seams that put them back together again.

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Waer

Waer

Meg Caddy

When Lowell Sencha finds the strange girl lying as if dead on the riverbank, he is startled to find that she is like them: waer. Human, but able to assume the form of a wolf. The Sencha family's small community has kept itself...

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Yellow

Yellow

Megan Jacobson

If fourteen-year-old Kirra is having a mid-life crisis now then it doesn't bode well for her life expectancy. Her so-called friends bully her, whatever semblance of a mother she had has been drowned at the bottom of a gin bottle...

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Becoming Aurora

Becoming Aurora

Elizabeth Kasmer

Sixteen-year-old Rory is at a crossroads in her life. While her gang plans its next move in a racially motivated turf war, Rory is sentenced to spend her summer at an aged care facility.

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The Ocean of the Dead: Ship Kings 4

The Ocean of the Dead: Ship Kings 4

Andrew McGahan

It is no easy thing, to take leave of the world. At very long last a captain of his own ship, Dow Amber is determined to venture beyond the final frontier - the still, stagnant waters of the Doldrums - in search of a��

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Forgetting Foster

Forgetting Foster

Dianne Touchell

The powerful story of a young boy whose father develops Alzheimer's disease, from the highly acclaimed author of A Small Madness.

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The Invisible War: A Tale on Two Scales

The Invisible War: A Tale on Two Scales

Ailsa Wild, Ben Hutchings, Briony Barr, Gregory Crocetti, Jeremy Barr

While treating a patient with dysentery, Sister Annie Barnaby encounters a strain of lethal bacteria. As the invaders journey deep into her gut, the resident microbes must ght to survive. Annie's life hangs in the balance. Enter...

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