CBCA Younger Readers Shortlist 2022

 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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 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 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 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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 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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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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