YABBA shortlists 2019

 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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Akarnae: The Medoran Chronicles Book 1

Akarnae: The Medoran Chronicles Book 1

Lynette Noni

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 Read reviewEverything I've Never Said

Everything I’ve Never Said

Samantha Wheeler

A powerful novel about a subject rarely tackled - young people with disabilities and the families who love and support them.   

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In The Dark Spaces

In The Dark Spaces

Cally Black

The latest winner of the Ampersand Prize is a genre-smashing hostage drama about 14-year-old Tamara, who's faced with an impossible choice when she falls for her kidnappers.

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Maybe

Maybe

Morris Gleitzman

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 Read reviewTake Three Girls

Take Three Girls

Cath Crowley, Simmone Howell, Fiona Wood

Rumour is the new truth: feminism, identity and belonging are explored in a spectacular collaboration between three award-winning YA authors.

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 Read reviewThe Build-Up Season

The Build-Up Season

Megan Jacobson

From the author of CBCA-shortlisted Yellow comes a powerful exploration of family and identity set against the humid build-up to the wet season in Darwin.

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 Read reviewThe Endsister

The Endsister

Penni Russon

Unforgettable characters, chaotic family life and an intriguing ghost story combine in this funny, absorbing tale of a family who inherit a mansion on the other side of the world.

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The Girl from Snowy River (The Matilda Saga, #2)

The Girl from Snowy River (The Matilda Saga, #2)

Jackie French

The year is 1919. Thirty years have passed since the man from Snowy River made his famous ride. But World War I still casts its shadow across a valley in the heart of Australia, particularly for orphaned sixteen-year-old Flinty...

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 Read reviewThe Sky So Heavy

The Sky So Heavy

Claire Zorn

An exciting and engaging dystopian novel in the vein of John Marsden set in outer Sydney from a brand new voice in Australian YA literature.

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52 Mondays

52 Mondays

Anna Ciddor

A new historical novel from Anna Ciddor, in the same beautiful, classic storytelling tradition as The Family With Two Front Doors.

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Fearless Frederic

Fearless Frederic

Felice Arena

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Finding Serendipity

Finding Serendipity

Angelica Banks

Tuesday and her dog Baxterr are swept up into the magical land of story, where they must sail a runaway boat, battle fearsome pirates, and find their way out of the Swamp of Doubt, all in the search for Tuesday's missing mother....

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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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 Read reviewHelp Around the House

Help Around the House

Morris Gleitzman

Ludo helps other people. It's how he was brought up. When Dad is elected to Federal Parliament, Ludo grabs the chance to make Australia an even better place. But he soon discovers it's not the homeless of the national...

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 Read reviewNevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow

Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow

Jessica Townsend

A breathtaking, enchanting new series by debut Australian author Jessica Townsend, about a cursed girl who escapes death and finds herself in a magical world - but is then tested beyond her wildest imagination.

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 Read reviewThe 104-Storey Treehouse

The 104-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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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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You Choose 6: Alien Invaders from Beyond the Stars

You Choose 6: Alien Invaders from Beyond the Stars

George Ivanoff

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Alice-Miranda in Scotland: Alice-Miranda 17

Alice-Miranda in Scotland: Alice-Miranda 17

Jacqueline Harvey

An exciting international schools tournament takes Alice-Miranda to Edinburgh!

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The Bad Guys Episode 7: Do-you-think-he-saurus?!

The Bad Guys Episode 7: Do-you-think-he-saurus?!

Aaron Blabey

Its time to get your Jurassic on, baby. Its time... for the BAD GUYS EPISODE 7! 

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The Bully Buster

The Bully Buster

Sally Rippin

There is a bully at Billie's school who is being mean to everyone. What can Billie do about it?

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Ella and Olivia #22: Popstar Sisters

Ella and Olivia #22: Popstar Sisters

Yvette Poshoglian, Danielle McDonald

Ella and Olivias favourite band is performing at school! But when there is a problem with the music, will Ella and Olivia save the show?

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Ella Diaries #1: Double Dare You

Ella Diaries #1: Double Dare You

Meredith Costain, Danielle McDonald

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Camping Time! (Hotdog, Book 5)

Camping Time! (Hotdog, Book 5)

Anh Do, Dan McGuiness

Hotdog, Lizzie and Kev are going CAMPING! There will be wood-chopping, campfire singalongs and an EPIC biscuit-eating competition. Its going to be awesome! Can Hotdog, Lizzie and Kev learn the skills they need to survive in the...

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Mr Bambuckle's Remarkables Fight Back

Mr Bambuckle’s Remarkables Fight Back

Tim Harris, James Hart

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Sporty Kids: Little Athletics!

Sporty Kids: Little Athletics!

Felice Arena

Lucy willed herself to run faster. But the girl was sprinting ahead of her! This can't be happening, she thought. Lucy loves being a champion at Little Athletics. But what if she can't win first place?

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Splashy Weird! (WeirDo Book 11)

Splashy Weird! (WeirDo Book 11)

Anh Do, Jules Faber

The school swimming carnival is on and Weir isnt looking forward to ANY of it! Not the TINY cozzies! Or getting water UP HIS NOSE! And especially not the RACING! Can Weir win for his team? It wont be easy... but it will be...

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 Special priceThe Stupendously Spectacular Spelling Bee

The Stupendously Spectacular Spelling Bee

Deborah Abela

Originally published in 2016 in Australia by Penguin Random House Australia Pty Ltd, an imprint of Penguin Random House.

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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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Rodney Loses It!

Rodney Loses It!

Michael Gerard Bauer, Chrissie Krebs

A truly hysterical search for a missing pen, by award-winning author Michael Gerard Bauer

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Seriously, Do Not Open This Book

Seriously, Do Not Open This Book

Andy Lee, Heath McKenzie

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The Fabulous Friend Machine

The Fabulous Friend Machine

Nick Bland

Popcorn is, quite simply, the friendliest chicken at Fiddlesticks farm! When she finds a Fabulous Friend Machine in the barn, she sets about making some brand new friends. But behind the screen of the Fabulous Friend Machine,...

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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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When I Grow Up

When I Grow Up

Andrew Daddo, Jonathan Bentley

The new picture book from much-loved duo Andrew Daddo and Jonathan BentleyWhat do you want to be when you grow up? A performer? An astronaut? A secret agent? From the team who brought you FIRST DAY and...

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Mopoke

Mopoke

Philip Bunting

This is a Mopoke. Mopoke loves peace and quiet. He is about to find out that you can't always get what you want. Visually brilliant, and hysterically funny, Philips pictures tell a thousand words, with the support of some very...

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Leonard the Lyrebird

Leonard the Lyrebird

Jodie McLeod

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Go Go and the Silver Shoes

Jane Godwin, Anna Walker

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Crabbing with Dad

Crabbing with Dad

Paul Seden

Crabbing with Dad is a beautiful children's picture book debut from Darwin-based author and illustrator, Paul Seden. Aimed at a younger audience, children will love reading about the adventures of two small children as they go out...

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