Young Adult posts

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

Bluey: My Dad is Awesome The Girl, the Cat & the Navigator by Matilda Woods The Erasure Initiative by Lili Wilkinson Welcome To Country (Board book edition) by Lisa Kennedy & Aunty Joy Murphy Our Home, Our Heartbeat by Adam Briggs, Kate Moon & Rachael Sarra The World’s Worst Parents by David Walliams & Tony Ross Family by Aunty Fay Muir, Sue Lawson & Jasmine Seymour The Year the Maps Changed by…

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Recommended YA books, news & events for August

by Leanne Hall

Get ready for a wonderful month of YA reading We’ve got a page-turning ethical thriller, teens magicking up the perfect boy, coming-of-age heartbreak, a WWII adventure, and true friendships to revel in. Find our August picks for kids books here. YA BOOK OF THE MONTH The Erasure Initiative by Lili Wilkinson

A girl wakes up on a self-driving bus. She has no memory of how she got there or …

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Lisa Fuller wins the Readings Young Adult Book Prize 2020

by Angela Crocombe

We are absolutely delighted to announce Ghost Bird by Lisa Fuller as the winner of the Readings Young Adult Book Prize for 2020. Ghost Bird is a terrifying and spooky thriller set in country Australia and against a backdrop of family relationships, small- town grudges and casual racism. It is a cracking read for ages 14 through to adult that will scare the pants off you and make you question your…

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A spotlight on Take the Shot by Susan White

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

Bug is keeping a lot of secrets. After he is diagnosed with a health condition called Marfan syndrome, he is advised to stay away from fast-paced sports and take it easy. So, what does he do? Start a mixed basketball team with some of his classmates at his new school and not tell any of his famil…

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Recommended YA books, news & resources for July

by Leanne Hall

Lovers of heartfelt contemporary YA are spoilt for choice this month, but if you like action-packed sci-fi, verse novels or gentle touches of magic, then you’re also in luck. Find our July picks for kids books here. YA BOOK OF THE MONTH The Lost Soul Atlas by Zana Fraillon

Twig is all alone after his dad goes missing, but when he meets cheerful pickpocket Flea, the pair become fast frie…

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A spotlight on Everywhere Everything Everyone by Katy Warner

Everywhere Everything Everyone is one of the six books shortlisted for this year’s Readings Young Adult Book Prize.

Sixteen-year-old Santee lives on the wrong side of town, and it seems no good can come from mentioning her dad, but, even so, she believes in the safety of her world – that running late for curfew will only mean being grounded, and that the government is working for the good of t…

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