Young Adult posts

Books on climate activism for young adults

by Angela Crocombe

Young people are understandably worried about one of the most pressing issues of our time: the climate emergency. Rather than portraying dystopian futures, the following four novels and one non-fiction book show positive ways that young people can become engaged in climate activism in accessible stories that will inspire, entertain and inform. If Not Us by Mark Smith

Hesse lives a small co…

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Our Teen Advisory Board’s favourite reads of 2021 so far

We asked our Teen Advisory Board members to let us know which book stands out as exceptional amongst everything they’ve read so far this year. Below are the books they’ve loved the most and you can browse our more extensive collection of their favourite reads here.

These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong

This novel is the book to read! A Romeo and Juliet retelling set in 1920s Shanghai in the …

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

Wandi by Favel Parrett

The Song of Lewis Carmichael by Sofie Laguna

The First Scientists by Corey Tutt

Always by Morris Gleitzman

Dark Rise by C.S. Pacat

Bluey: Giant Activity Pad by Bluey

The Tiny Explorers by Kat Macleod

Barkly Mansion and the Weirdest Guest by Melissa Keil

Pony by R.J. Palacio

There’s a Ghost in this House by Oliver Jeffers

In the top spot this week is our October Book of t…

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Recommended YA books and news for October

It’s one of the biggest months of the year with so many fantastic new releases, including an extraordinary new novel by the author of Wonder, a novel about climate change activism by Australian author Mark Smith, a feminist reimagining of The Outsiders, and a debut YA fantasy title from bestselling author C.S. Pacat. For our round-up of children’s titles this month take a look here. YA BOOK O…

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

Dark Rise by C.S. Pacat

The Song of Lewis Carmichael by Sofie Laguna

Wandi by Favel Parrett

It’s Not You, It’s Me by Gabrielle Williams

Bluey: Giant Activity Pad by Bluey

The Curiosities by Zana Fraillon

Big Dog, Little Dog by Sally Rippin

The Tiny Explorers by Kat Macleod

Seasons in the City by Megan McKean

Squirrel Do Bad by Stephen Pastis

Rocketing to the number one spot this week is the br…

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Aurelia & Tahlia’s ultimate guide to Leigh Bardugo

by Aurelia Orr & Tahlia Malojer

Aurelia Orr & Tahlia Malojer are members of the 2021 Readings Teen Advisory Board. Welcome to the Grishaverse!

Die-hard fans know Leigh Bardugo as the queen of YA fantasy. Newcomers may know her as the creator behind the critically acclaimed Netflix show ‘Shadow and Bone’.

Whichever path led you here – maybe the phrase ‘bookstagram made me buy it’ rings true to you – read on if you have an a…

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Recommended YA books and news for September

by Angela Crocombe

This month in young adult new releases we have a hilarious Freaky Friday time-slip adventure, a road trip that may be a total disaster or the beginning of an unexpected romance, an identity crisis from an elite ballet dancer, and a new fantasy series by bestselling author Brigid Kemmerer that plays with the Robin Hood trope. Our classic of the month is none other than the legendary Hitchhiker’s G

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

Always by Morris Gleitzman

It’s Not You, It’s Me by Gabrielle Williams

They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera

Exit Through the Gift Shop by Maryam Master

The Song of Lewis Carmichael by Sofie Laguna

Harklights by Tim Tilley

Mim and the Baffling Bully by Katrina Nannestad

My Kind by Eddie Betts

My People by Eddie Betts

Big Dog, Little Dog by Sally Rippin

Our top seller from the past week is …

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