Young Adult posts

Zana Fraillon wins the 2017 Readings Young Adult Book Prize

The winner of this year’s Readings Young Adult Book Prize is The Bone Sparrow by Zana Fraillon!

This is the first year we have awarded the prize, which considers first and second works of young adult fiction and memoir, and Fraillon’s timely, gutsy and gorgeously written book is a fitting winner for our inaugural year.

The Bone Sparrow was chosen as the winner by our panel of judges, including …

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An interview with a teen reader

Over the next few weeks we’re participating in a work experience program with students from high schools across Melbourne. Today, Daniil McIntyre from Williamstown High School tells us why world-building is so important for fantasy and sci-fi, and why it’s so hard to pick a favourite book. (We can relate!) How would you describe your taste in books? Do you like romance or adventure, science fi…

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Five recent YA books I want to rave about

by Leanne Hall

After the joyful experience of reading stacks of OzYA fiction as one of the judges for the Readings Young Adult Book Prize, I went on an international YA reading binge. Here are five of my favourite YA novels of recent times. When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

I adored this smart, romantic and thoroughly entertaining debut novel. Dimple and Rishi are both headed for Insomnia Con – an in…

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MIFF 2017 picks for kids and teens

This year’s Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) presents two program streams for a youth audience. MIFF Kids is a program of films for all ages at family-friendly times on the weekends. MIFF Schools brings together an array of high quality, diverse and age appropriate films in languages most commonly taught in Victorian schools. Here is what’s on offer for kids and teens in 2017. REC…

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Which Patrick Ness book should I read first?

by Joe Murray

Have you ever wanted to read Patrick Ness, but didn’t know where to start? Our work experience student (and Patrick Ness admirer) Joe Murray has some advice… The Chaos Walking trilogy

This series is for those who like gripping action. The Knife of Never Letting Go is the first book of the series and the most intense of Ness’s books in terms of plot. The next two books are The Ask and The An

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Six recommended Australian reads for teens

by Leanne Hall

We love to champion Australian authors and books at Readings, so if you’d like your teenager to read some quality homegrown young adult literature, look no further.

The Readings Young Adult Book Prize is a new prize aimed at celebrating the amazing Australian YA books being published every year.

Our judging panel of Readings specialists have selected a shortlist of six books for 2017 that is in…

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An interview with a teen reader

by Joe Murray

Over the next few weeks we’re participating in a work experience program with students from high schools across Melbourne. Today, Joe Murray from University High School tells us what book he would love to see adapted for the screen, and why creating good characters is the most important element of creating good stories. How would you describe your taste in books?

I mostly enjoy reading fantas…

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