Young Adult posts

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

Wonder by R.J. Palacio Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls: Volume 2 by Elena Favilli & Francesca Cavallo Dog Man and Cat Kid (The Adventures of Dog Man Book 4) by Dav Pilkey The List by Patricia Forde Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend Shoe Dog (Young Readers Edition) by Phil Knight No One Likes a F

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Gender, children & bookselling

by Leanne Hall

It’s common in our shops to be asked: is this a ‘girls’ book or a ‘boys’ book? We invited our children’s books specialists to share their experiences and ideas about the role of gender in recommending books to kids.

‘One of the greatest pleasures in children’s bookselling is the chance to give personalised recommendations to young readers (or their adults). Discussing reading preferences direc…

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

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo Dog Man and Cat Kid (The Adventures of Dog Man Book 4) by Dav Pilkey Ida Alison Evans Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls: Volume 2 by Elena Favilli & Francesca Cavallo Ironheart by Jodi McAlister La Belle Sauvage (The Book of Dust Book 1) by Philip Pullman The Endsister by Penni Russon Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Cro

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Six teen books we love this month

by Leanne Hall

Fantasy, futurism, gritty realism and dark fantasy sit side-by-side in our YA recommendations for this month. Scythe by Neal Shusterman

Two teenagers find themselves inducted into the ways and mysteries of a secretive order in the new novel from beloved sci-fi author Neal Shusterman. Scythe takes place on a future AI-governed Earth where immortality has become the norm, and overpopulation i…

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Australian books to get excited about in the first half of 2018

Here’s a preview of some of the most exciting local releases for the first half of 2018! FICTION Stella and Margie by Glenna Thomson – Two women, generations apart, are thrown together by circumstances and slowly come to love one another. (January) A Week in the Life of Cassandra Aberline by Glenda Guest – After 45 years in Sydney, Cassandra Aberline returns to her home town in the Western…

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

Wonder by R.J. Palacio Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls: Volume 2 by Elena Favilli & Francesca Cavallo Here We Are by Oliver Jeffers La Belle Sauvage (The Book of Dust Book 1) by Philip Pullman Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo Dog Man and Cat Kid (The Adventures of Dog Man Book 4) by Dav Pilkey The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas Auggie & Me by R.J. Palacio…

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

La Belle Sauvage (The Book of Dust Book 1) by Philip Pullman Dog Man and Cat Kid (The Adventures of Dog Man Book 4) by Dav Pilkey Wonder by R.J. Palacio No One Likes a Fart by Zoë Foster Blake and Adam Nickel Bad Dad by David Walliams and Tony Ross Never Fear (Friday Barnes Book 8) by R.A. Spratt Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo One Of Us Is Lying by Kare…

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What our Teen Advisory Board have been reading over summer

The summer holidays are a perfect time for bookworms and over the last few weeks, the teenagers on our Teen Advisory Board have been very busy reading through some new and forthcoming young adult novels. Find out what they’ve been reading below. Everless by Sara Holland

‘In the futuristic Kingdom of Sempera, time is extracted from people and bound to blood iron coins as money. As time is ta…

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

Wonder by R.J. Palacio La Belle Sauvage (The Book of Dust Book 1) by Philip Pullman Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls: Volume 2 by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo Dog Man and Cat Kid (The Adventures of Dog Man Book 4) by Dav Pilkey No One Likes a Fart by Zoë Foster Blake and Adam Nickel The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas…

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