Young Adult posts

Teens share their picks for antiracist books

We recently hosted our final meeting with this year’s Readings Teen Advisory Board. We took this opportunity to ask them for some final recommendations – from the best books they’ve been reading lately, to what they’d recommend to our customers looking for antiracist books for teens. Here are their picks. What’s the best book you’ve read lately?

The Power of Suffering by David Roland
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A spotlight on Invisible Boys by Holden Sheppard

Invisible Boys is one of the six books shortlisted for this year’s Readings Young Adult Book Prize.

Nerd Zeke, punk Charlie, and footy hero Hammer don’t appear to have anything in common. But appearances can be deceiving, and these three boys are all coming to terms with their homosexuality in a town where it is much safer for them to keep aspects of themselves invisible.

Here’s what the j…

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A spotlight on Ghost Bird by Lisa Fuller

Ghost Bird is one of the six books shortlisted for this year’s Readings Young Adult Book Prize.

Stacey and Laney are twins, yet they could not be more different from one another. Stacey works hard at school; Laney skips school and sneaks out to meet her boyfriend. But when Laney disappears one night, Stacey refuses to believe, as most of the townsfolk do, that Laney has just run away with her …

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

Welcome To Country by Aunty Joy Murphy & Lisa Kennedy Finding Our Heart by Thomas Mayor & Blak Douglas The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins Young Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe Respect by Aunty Fay Muir, Sue Lawson & Lisa Kennedy Bluey: Big Backyard Bluey: Bob Bilby Greta Thunberg (Little People, Big Dreams) by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara & Anke Weckmann Please Don’t Hug Me by Kay Ker…

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A spotlight on The Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling by Wai Chim

The Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling is one of the six books shortlisted for this year’s Readings Young Adult Book Prize.

Anna Chiu has her hands full with Year 11, looking after her brother and sister, and helping out at her family’s restaurant. Her dad’s new delivery boy, Rory, is a welcome distraction and Anna loves spending time working on perfecting her dumplings. But her close-knit fa…

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A spotlight on Devil’s Ballast by Meg Caddy

Devil’s Ballast is one of the six books shortlisted for this year’s Readings Young Adult Book Prize.

Anne Bonny was eighteen when she ran away from her violent husband, James, and teamed up with the pirate Calico Jack. Now she’s passing as a cabin boy on Jack’s ship and playing her part in a ruthless crew that is causing terror for all aboard the ships of the Caribbean. But James Bonny still w…

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

Welcome To Country by Lisa Kennedy & Aunty Joy Murphy Our Home, Our Heartbeat by Adam Briggs, Kate Moon & Rachael Sarra Finding Our Heart by Thomas Mayor & Blak Douglas Respect by Aunty Fay Muir, Sue Lawson & Lisa Kennedy The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins Take the Shot by Susan White Sorry Day by Coral Vass & Dub Leffler Young Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe Bluey: Big Backyard The

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Recommended YA books, news & resources for June

by Leanne Hall

We’ve got stories strange and otherworldly this month. Sinking islands, mysterious sisters, splintered narratives and trippy parties all have a place on our reading shelf in June. Find our June picks for kids books here. SIX YA BOOKS TO READ THIS MONTH

The End of the World Is Bigger than Love by Davina Bell

Identical twin sisters Summer and Winter live alone on a remote island, shelter…

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