Young Adult posts

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

The 91-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton A Tale of Two Kitties (The Adventures of Dog Man Book 2) by Dav Pilkey Pig the Star by Aaron Blabey Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo Spooky Weird! (Weirdo Book 9) by Anh Do and Jules Faber Maybe by Morris Gleitzman Whimsy & Woe (Whimsy & Woe Book 1) by Rebecca McRitchie and Sonia Kretschmar The Bo

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

The 91-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton Shallow in the Deep End by Tiwi College Al Alalinguwi Jarrakarlinga with Jared Thomas Pig the Star by Aaron Blabey A Tale of Two Kitties (The Adventures of Dog Man Book 2) by Dav Pilkey Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo Tower of Dawn (Throne of Glass Book 6) by Sarah J. Maas Wilder Country by Mark …

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

The 91-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton Maybe by Morris Gleitzman The Cursed First Term of Zelda Stitch (Bad Teacher. Worse Witch. Book 1) by Nicki Greenberg A Tale of Two Kitties (The Adventures of Dog Man Book 3) by Dav Pilkey Pig the Star by Aaron Blabey Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo Spooky Weird! (Weirdo Book 9) by Anh Do and Jul…

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Introducing our inaugural Teen Advisory Board

We are delighted to reveal our Teen Advisory Board for 2017-18.

The Readings Teen Advisory Board is a volunteer group of teens that meet once a month to chat about young adult books, learn about careers in the book industry and give us advice.

We were overwhelmed by the response we got from interested teens after our initial call-out. We heard from more than 70 applicants who are clearly all pa…

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Recommended new YA books in September

by Leanne Hall

September brings a slew of emotionally-charged and highly recommended YA to our shelves, along with some terrifying and twisty psychological thrillers. Find our best recommendations for kids' books this month here. OUR YA BOOK THE OF THE MONTH

The Text-Prize winning Beautiful Mess by Claire Christian is our YA Book of the Month. Two troubled teens find connection, trust and friendship in…

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

The 91-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo The Bone Sparrow by Zana Fraillon A Most Magical Girl by Karen Foxlee Gap Year in Ghost Town by Michael Pryor In My Room by Jo Witek and Christine Roussey In My Heart by Jo Witek and Christine Roussey Wonder by R.J. Palacio Magic Faraway Tree Collection (3 books in…

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The winners of the CBCA Book of the Year Awards 2017

The Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) has announced their Book of the Year Awards winners for 2017. These Awards celebrate the best Australian books for readers in early childhood up to young adult readers.

Here are the winners for each category.

Older Readers One Would Think the Deep by Claire Zorn

Sam has always had things going on in his head that no one else understands, eve…

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Inky Awards shortlists 2017

The Centre for Youth Literature at State Library Victoria has announced the shortlist for the 2017 Inky Awards for young adult literature.

The 2017 Inky Awards shortlist includes five Australian and five international works of young adult literature. The Australian novelists are eligible for the Gold Inky Award and a $2,000 prize. International books are eligible for the Silver Inky Award.

The …

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

The 91-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo The Bone Sparrow by Zana Fraillon Wonder by R.J. Palacio Lion (Young Readers' Edition) by Saroo Brierley The Wayward Witch and the Feelings Monster (Polly and Buster Book 1) by Sally Rippin A Most Magical Girl by Karen Foxlee The 13-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffit…

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