Mental health for teens

Me Time

Me Time

Jessica Sanders

A pocket guide to positivity and self-care by the author of Love Your Body!

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 Read reviewThe Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling

The Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling

Wai Chim

A novel about growing up in a migrant Asian family with a mother who is suffering from mental illness from the highly commended author of Freedom Swimmer

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Invisible Boys

Invisible Boys

Holden Sheppard

Invisible Boys is a raw, confronting YA novel that explores the complexities and trauma of rural gay identity with painful honesty, devastating consequences and, ultimately, hope.

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How it Feels to Float

How it Feels to Float

Helena Fox

A stunning, profound, deeply hopeful portrayal of living with mental illness and grief, from an exceptional new voice in YA. 

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Toffee

Toffee

Sarah Crossan

The astonishing new novel from the incomparable, multi-award-winning and Laureate na nOg Sarah Crossan.     

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 Read reviewAll the Bright Places

All the Bright Places

Jennifer Niven

Theodore Finch is fascinated by death, and he constantly thinks of ways he might kill himself. But each time, something good, no matter how small, stops him. Violet Markey lives for the future, counting the days until graduation,...

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Stone Girl

Stone Girl

Eleni Hale

Winner of the Readings Young Adult Book Prize 2019A heartbreaking novel of raw survival and hope, and the children society likes to forget. A stunning and unforgettable debut YA. 

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Between Us

Between Us

Clare Atkins

Winner of the CBCA Book of the Year Award for Older Readers 2019. Ana's in a detention centre and Jono's life is spiralling out of control. Can their growing romance overcome the borders between them?

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My Anxiety Handbook: Getting Back on Track

My Anxiety Handbook: Getting Back on Track

Sue Knowles, Bridie Gallagher, Phoebe McEwen, Emmeline Pidgen

An accessible, easy to use anxiety survival guide for young people aged 12-18. Co-authored by psychologists and a young person with anxiety, it looks at the causes of anxiety and offers tested methods and simple exercises to...

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Saving Francesca

Saving Francesca

Melina Marchetta

Francesca is at the beginning of her second term in Year Eleven at an all boy's school that has just started accepting girls. She still misses her old friends, and, to make things worse, her mother has had a breakdown and can...

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Small Things

Small Things

Mel Tregonning

An ordinary boy in an ordinary world...With no words, only illustrations, Small Things tells the story of a boy who feels alone with his worries, but who learns that help is always close by.

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 Read reviewA Song Only I Can Hear

A Song Only I Can Hear

Barry Jonsberg

Rob has a huge crush on the new girl at school. But Rob is painfully shy and suffers severe panic attacks. How is her heart to be won? Another wonderful and heart-warming comedy drama from the award-winning author of My Life as an...

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Open Your Mind: Your World and Your Future

Open Your Mind: Your World and Your Future

Gemma Cairney

The only guide you'll ever need on how to deal with the big stuff in life! (And not sweat the small stuff!)

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 Special price Read reviewHighly Illogical Behaviour

Highly Illogical Behaviour

John Corey Whaley

Sixteen year old Solomon has agoraphobia. He hasn't left his house in three years, which is fine by him. At home, he is the master of his own kingdom - even if his kingdom doesn't extend outside of the house. Ambitious Lisa...

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 Read reviewBeautiful Mess

Beautiful Mess

Claire Christian

Beautiful Mess is a raw, funny and truthful take on grief, loss and first love from the 2016 winner of the Text Prize for Children's and YA Writing.

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower: the most moving coming-of-age classic

The Perks of Being a Wallflower: the most moving coming-of-age classic

Stephen Chbosky

A powerful and perceptive coming-of-age story, in the tradition of The Catcher in the Rye, from a talented young filmmaker, screenwriter and novelist.

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 Read reviewFangirl

Fangirl

Rainbow Rowell

Cath and Wren are identical twins, and until recently they did absolutely everything together. Now they're off to university and Wren's decided she doesn't want to be one half of a pair any more - she wants to dance, meet boys, go...

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Turtles All the Way Down

Turtles All the Way Down

John Green

It all begins with a fugitive billionaire and the promise of a cash reward. Turtles All the Way Down is about lifelong friendship, the intimacy of an unexpected reunion, Star Wars fan fiction, and tuatara. But at its heart is Aza...

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It's Kind of a Funny Story

It’s Kind of a Funny Story

Ned Vizzini

The author of Be More Chill takes a poignant look at teenage depression in this remarkably moving and authentic picture of the physicality, the despair, and even the hilarity of depression.

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 Read reviewMore Than This

More Than This

Patrick Ness

A boy called Seth drowns, desperate and alone in his final moments, losing his life as the pounding sea claims him. But then he wakes. He is naked, thirsty, starving. But alive. How is that possible? He remembers dying, his bones...

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First, We Make the Beast Beautiful: A New Story About Anxiety

First, We Make the Beast Beautiful: A New Story About Anxiety

Sarah Wilson

The world's foremost writer on the dangers of sugar discovers the hidden value and advantages of being an anxious person.

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The Protected

The Protected

Claire Zorn

A compulsively readable novel from the acclaimed author of The Sky So Heavy. The worst thing that could happen would be for my life to go back to how it was before Katie died. Hannah's world has imploded, all thanks to her older...

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Ask Me Anything: Heartfelt Answers to 65 Anonymous Questions from Teenage Girls

Ask Me Anything: Heartfelt Answers to 65 Anonymous Questions from Teenage Girls

Rebecca Sparrow

From bestselling author Rebecca Sparrow, comes the little book of information that every young woman should read. Ask Me Anything is a question - and - answer style book for Australian teenage girls. Set out in an easy - to -...

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