Young Adult posts

YA books, events & news for May

by Leanne Hall

The young adult category proves its versatility this month. We have robot-driven sci-fi, contemporary realism, historical fiction, and fairytale adaptations on our bedside tables. Read on for our top recommendations. You can find some of our best kids reads of the month here. SIX YA BOOKS TO READ THIS MONTH Lifel1k3 (Lifelike) by Jay Kristoff

The much-anticipated new book by bestselling…

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The story behind Bonesland

by Brendan Lawley

Bonesland is an Australian YA debut that digs into the small-town agonies of adolescence. Author Brendan Lawley tells us why he wrote this book, and who he hopes will read it.

When people find out you wrote a book, you hear the same things:

‘Cool, where’s my free copy?
‘What’s it about?’
‘How long is it?’
‘How long did it take you to write?’
‘How much money will you make?’
‘Is it actually get…

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Applications are open for our Teen Advisory Board

Applications are now open for the 2018-2019 Readings Teen Advisory Board!

The Readings Teen Advisory Board is a volunteer group of teenagers that meets at Readings head office once a month to chat about recent and forthcoming young adult books, write blog posts and short reviews, learn about careers in the book industry, and provide feedback to Readings staff members on a range of subjects.


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A monthly update from our Teen Advisory Board

by Angela Crocombe

This month, we were fortunate to have a visit from Scot Gardner. Now a critically acclaimed author of several novels for young readers, Scot began his career writing for Earth Garden magazine and got his big break when he took the manuscript of his first novel to a John Marsden writing camp.

Scot travelled two hours by train to be with us. He showed us photos of his ‘office’ (a deserted bushwalk…

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Our children’s & YA top 10 bestsellers of the week

Found in Melbourne by Joanne O'Callaghan & Kori Song Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli & Francesca Cavallo From Nerd to Ninja (Ninja Kid Book 1) by Anh Do Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls: Volume 2 by Elena Favilli & Francesca Cavallo Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli The Long Class Goodnight by Sammy J Messy Weird! (WeirDo Book 10) by Anh Do & Jules Faber…

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The ABIA Book shortlists 2018

The Australian Book Industry Awards Academy has announced the ABIA Book shortlists for 2018.

Congratulations to all the authors, illustrators, narrators, and publishers.

General fiction book of the year Force of Nature by Jane Harper The Dark Lake by Sarah Bailey The Inaugural Meeting of the Fairvale Ladies Book Club by Sophie Green The Secrets She Keeps by Michael Robotham The Trip of a Life

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