CBCA Younger Readers Notables 2022

Fozia and the Quest of Prince Zal

Fozia and the Quest of Prince Zal

Rosanne Hawke

Set in the aftermath of the 2010 floods in Pakistan, this is a sensitive tale of community spirit, kindness and the magic of family.   

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Wednesday Weeks and the Tower of Shadows (Book 1)

Wednesday Weeks and the Tower of Shadows (Book 1)

Denis Knight, Cristy Burne

In a world of magic, can science save the day?

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Seven Wherewithal Way (Book 1)

Seven Wherewithal Way (Book 1)

Samantha-Ellen Bound

Full of heart-in-your-mouth action, unconventional families and fascinating magic that works ... most of the time. The first book in a folklore-inspired portal fantasy series from exciting talent Samantha-Ellen Bound.

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 Read reviewThe Right Way to Rock

The Right Way to Rock

Nat Amoore

Without music, the world is just blah. That's my take on life, anyway. Mum says rock is the only music worth listening to, but I think everyone should find their own beat.

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Rabbit, Soldier, Angel, Thief

Rabbit, Soldier, Angel, Thief

Katrina Nannestad

Award-winning writer Katrina Nannestad transports us to Russia and the Great Patriotic War and into the life of Sasha, a soldier at only six years old...

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 Read reviewPawcasso

Pawcasso

Remy Lai

A delightful graphic novel about friendship and belonging, starring the world's most adorable dog, perfect for fans of Raina Telgemeier's Guts.

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Night Ride into Danger: CBCA Notable Book 2022

Night Ride into Danger: CBCA Notable Book 2022

Jackie French

From one of Australia's best-loved storytellers comes an exciting mystery adventure story about the Cobb & Co.

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My Brother Ben

My Brother Ben

Peter Carnavas

A timeless story of brothers, boats and birds, from an award-winning storyteller.

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Mina and the Whole Wide World

Mina and the Whole Wide World

Sherryl Clark

A powerful story about a young girl, Mina, and how she copes when her family take in a refugee boy and give away what was meant to be her first very-own bedroom.

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 Read reviewMim and the Baffling Bully (The Travelling Bookshop, Book 1)

Mim and the Baffling Bully (The Travelling Bookshop, Book 1)

Katrina Nannestad, Cheryl Orsini

The right book might just change your life ...

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 Read reviewLittle Gem

Little Gem

Anna Zobel

Sometimes getting a little lost can help you discover who you really are...

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Listen, Layla

Listen, Layla

Yassmin Abdel-Magied

Exploring the diaspora experience, race, politics and identity, Listen, Layla by Yassmin Abdel-Magied is an own voices novel for young readers, which bursts with passion, humour and truth.

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 Read reviewHuda and Me

Huda and Me

H. Hayek

When their parents have to travel to Beirut unexpectedly, twelve-year-old Akeal and his six siblings are horrified to be left behind in Melbourne with the dreaded Aunt Amel as their babysitter. Things do not go well, and Akeal's...

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The Good Times of Pelican Rise: Save the Joeys

The Good Times of Pelican Rise: Save the Joeys

Samone Amba

Welcome to The Good Times of Pelican Rise ... a fun series that explores growing up, getting involved, hanging out with besties and using your voice to Be the Change.

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 Read reviewA Glasshouse of Stars

A Glasshouse of Stars

Shirley Marr

An exquisite, heartbreakingly beautiful gem of a novel for anyone who loved Wonder, Lenny's Book of Everything, A Monster Calls or When You Reach Me.

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Footprints on the Moon

Footprints on the Moon

Lorraine Marwood

Humans are about to leave footprints on the moon, but what sort of mark can one girl make here on earth?

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 Read reviewExit Through the Gift Shop

Exit Through the Gift Shop

Maryam Master

Ana's on a wild roller-coaster of life and death, kindness and cruelty, ordinary and extraordinary. And she's got a few things to do before she exits...

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 Read reviewElsewhere Girls

Elsewhere Girls

Emily Gale, Nova Weetman

An exciting collaboration from two of Australia's favourite middle-grade authors.

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 Read reviewEliza Vanda's Button Box: CBCA Notable Book 2022

Eliza Vanda’s Button Box: CBCA Notable Book 2022

Emily Rodda

From the author of the award-winning His Name was Walter comes another magical mystery story that will delight Emily Rodda fans.

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 Read reviewThe Edge of Thirteen

The Edge of Thirteen

Nova Weetman

Clem Timmins can't wait to see her best friends after being apart all summer holidays. But when they get back together, things have changed.

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 Read reviewDragon Skin

Dragon Skin

Karen Foxlee

From the bestselling and multi-award-winning author of Lenny's Book of Everything comes a magical tale about a girl who saves a dragon and rescues her family.

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 Read reviewThe Detective's Guide to Ocean Travel

The Detective’s Guide to Ocean Travel

Nicki Greenberg

The first middle-grade novel from award-winning author Nicki Greenberg, this book is a classic whodunnit mystery set aboard a grand ocean liner in the 1920s.

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Cuckoo's Flight

Cuckoo’s Flight

Wendy Orr

A new gripping Bronze Age story from Wendy Orr, internationally acclaimed author of Dragonfly Song and Swallow's Dance

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Cranky Chicken

Cranky Chicken

Katherine Battersby

Cranky Chicken inadvertently saves the life of Speedy, a very optimistic worm that is looking for a friend.

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 Read reviewAre You There, Buddha?

Are You There, Buddha?

Pip Harry

A fresh, funny and very contemporary take on puberty, first periods and relationships from the CBCA award-winning author of The Little Wave.

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Always

Always

Morris Gleitzman

The much-anticipated final journey in the story of Felix, hero of Morris Gleitzman's multi-award-winning Once, Then, Now, After, Soon and Maybe

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