YABBA shortlists 2018

 Read reviewThe Wayward Witch and the Feelings Monster: Polly and Buster Book One

The Wayward Witch and the Feelings Monster: Polly and Buster Book One

Sally Rippin

From Australia's best-selling female author, Sally Rippin, comes Polly and Buster - a brand new junior fiction series about the magic of friendship.

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 Read reviewNona & Me

Nona & Me

Clare Atkins

Rosie and Nona are sisters. Yapas. They are also best friends. It doesn't matter that Rosie is white and Nona is Aboriginal: their family connections tie them together for life. Born just five days apart in a remote corner of the...

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 Read reviewIris And The Tiger

Iris And The Tiger

Leanne Hall

Twelve-year-old Iris has been sent to Spain on a mission: to make sure her elderly and unusual aunt, Ursula, leaves her fortune - and her sprawling estate - to Iris's scheming parents. But from the moment Iris arrives at Bosque de...

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 Read reviewGo Go and the Silver Shoes

Go Go and the Silver Shoes

Jane Godwin, Anna Walker

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Aquatica

Aquatica

Lance Balchin

Welcome to future Earth. Despite repeated warnings, the environment has become polluted to such an extent that many areas of the globe have become uninhabitable and wildlife is now extinct. From the ashes, a new style of...

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Really Weird! (WeirDo Book 8)

Really Weird! (WeirDo Book 8)

Anh Do, Jules Faber

Grandma Do is visiting, just in time for Grandparents Day, a trip to the farm AND the school dance! Life is about to get REALLY weird for Weir Do... because Grandma Do is the weirdest one of all! It wont be easy... but it will be...

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The Bad Guys Episode 5: Intergalactic Gas

The Bad Guys Episode 5: Intergalactic Gas

Aaron Blabey

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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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Graffiti Moon

Graffiti Moon

Cath Crowley

Lucy is in love with Shadow, a mysterious graffiti artist. Ed thought he was in love with Lucy, until she broke his nose. Dylan loves Daisy, but throwing eggs at her probably wasn't the best way to show it. Jazz and Leo are slowly...

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Pig the Star

Pig the Star

Aaron Blabey

Pig just LOVES attention. In fact, he's a great, bit SHOW-OFF. But when ANOTHER star appears at the photo shoot, Pig doesn't like it. No, Pig doesn't like it at ALL...

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Busting!

Busting!

Aaron Blabey

Lou is BUSTING for the loo. But the loo has quite a queue. So what on earth is Lou to do?

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Chip

Chip

Kylie Howarth

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Do Not Open This Book Again

Do Not Open This Book Again

Andy Lee

DO NOT OPEN THIS BOOK AGAIN! He's back! And, once again, this cheeky blue character does not want you to open this book or turn its pages. What reason does he have this time? This fun story will delight children and adults...

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Excuse Me!

Excuse Me!

Dave Hughes, Holly Ife, Philip Bunting

Martha May has marvellous manners. She always says please and thank you ...and she most certainly DOES NOT FART! But what will happen on the day of the Baked Bean Bonanza?! Catch a whiff of this hilarious tale about finally...

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Flapper VC

Flapper VC

Mark Wilson

Flapper, VC is based on the true story of an Australian carrier pigeon during World War II.

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Hickory Dickory Dash

Hickory Dickory Dash

Tony Wilson, Laura Wood

Before the clock infamously strikes one, a poor mother mouse must search the house for her two missing sons. But she'd better watch out for the cat!

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Too Many Cheeky Dogs

Too Many Cheeky Dogs

Johanna Bell, Dion Beasley

A cheeky, cheerful, charming story about naughty camp dogs that is also perfect for literacy development through its use of counting, colours and rhythm, with wonderfully funny naive illustrations.

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Ella and Olivia: Zoo Rescue (Book 17)

Ella and Olivia: Zoo Rescue (Book 17)

Yvette Poshoglian, Danielle McDonald

Ella and Olivia are going to the zoo. But when a cheeky penguin gets into mischief, can the girls lend a helping hand?

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Billie's Yummy Bakery Adventure

Billie’s Yummy Bakery Adventure

Sally Rippin, Alisa Coburn

Billie is off on a yummy bakery adventure! Can she bake the most scrumptious cake in the world?

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Ella Diaries #6: Pony School Showdown

Ella Diaries #6: Pony School Showdown

Meredith Costain, Danielle McDonald

WARNING: You are about to read my UTTERLY BIGGEST SECRETS. Can I trust you? OK then. I'm Ella, and this is my diary.

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Party Time! (Hotdog, Book 2)

Party Time! (Hotdog, Book 2)

Anh Do, Dan McGuiness

It's Kev's birthday, so Hotdog and Lizzie are throwing him a surprise party! There'll be cake, games and magic tricks! But will a rude rooster and a cranky donkey ruin the day?

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Sporty Kids: Handball!

Sporty Kids: Handball!

Felice Arena, Tom Jellett

Do you want to give up?' said Vinnie. 'No way!' Luca said. 'I can beat you.' But he was starting to wonder if he could . . . Luca never loses at handball. But can he beat the Handball King?

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You Choose AFL: Footy Fever

You Choose AFL: Footy Fever

George Ivanoff, James Hart

A series of interactive novels for the highly adventurous. Read if you dare! Mistakes will cost you dearly! You Choose... Aussie Rules superstar or total footy failure!

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Friday Barnes Book 6: Danger Ahead

Friday Barnes Book 6: Danger Ahead

R.A. Spratt

The sixth book in the Friday Barnes detective series!

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 Read reviewFunny Kid for President

Funny Kid for President

Matt Stanton

Meet the funny kid! Because every kid loves to laugh. Every kid wants to laugh, but Max is the boy who can make it happen. He's the class clown, the punch line and he's even volunteered his bottom to be the butt of the joke. Max...

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Our Australian Girl: Meet Grace (Book 1)

Our Australian Girl: Meet Grace (Book 1)

Sofie Laguna, Masciullo Lucia

It's 1808 and Grace is living with her uncle in London. They have no money, and Grace is always lonely and often hungry. One afternoon Grace can't resist taking a shiny red apple from a grocer's cart - and then another... Before...

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Mr Bambuckle's Remarkables

Mr Bambuckle’s Remarkables

Tim Harris

He's the first teacher to cook us breakfast.Is his spark-maker beetle really that dangerous?I heard he drank yak's milk in Mongolia. He's the only person who isn't afraid of Canteen Carol. My mum says he used to be in the...

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The 91-Storey Treehouse

The 91-Storey Treehouse

Andy Griffiths, Terry Denton

Andy and Terry's amazing treehouse has 13 new storeys. Prepare for more zany fun and crazy adventures!

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 Read reviewThe Boy and the Spy

The Boy and the Spy

Felice Arena

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The Forgotten Pearl

The Forgotten Pearl

Belinda Murrell

When Chloe visits her grandmother, she learns how close the Second World War came to destroying her family. Could the experiences of another time help Chloe to face her own problems? In 1941, Poppy lives in Darwin, a peaceful...

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 Read reviewAre You Seeing Me?

Are You Seeing Me?

Darren Groth

In this novel, twins Justine and Perry have left their home in Australia and embarked on the road trip of a lifetime in the Pacific Northwest.

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Every Word

Every Word

Ellie Marney

Sparks fly when Watts follows Mycroft to London in this second sophisticated thriller about the teen crime-fighting pair. They're investigating the carjacking death of the rare books conservator, which appears to be linked to the...

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 Read reviewGame Theory

Game Theory

Barry Jonsberg

Jamie's sister has been kidnapped. And Jamie is convinced he can save her using the principles of game theory. But is strategy the best option when his little sister's life is at stake? A hugely compelling YA thriller.

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Maybe

Maybe

Morris Gleitzman

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 Read reviewThe Fall

The Fall

Tristan Bancks

In the middle of the night, Sam is woken by angry voices from the apartment above. He goes to the window to see what's happening - only to hear a struggle, and see a body fall from the sixth-floor balcony.

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 Read reviewThe Secrets We Keep

The Secrets We Keep

Nova Weetman

A beautifully written and insightful new novel sensitively uncovering the effects of trauma on the mind of an eleven - year - old girl. I don't know if you've ever seen a house burn, but it's not like anything else ... Clem...

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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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