Young Adult posts

Exciting YA books to look out for in 2020

The annual YA Showcase at State Library Victoria is a must-attend event, as a host of publishers give a tantalising peek at what’s being published for teen readers in the following year. Here are some of the biggest and buzziest books from last night’s 2020 YA Showcase (and also a few other upcoming titles we’re excited about). Contemporary & coming-of-age Break the Fall by Jennifer Iacop…

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Comfort reading & book recommendations from our Teen Advisory Board

In their last meeting of the year, our Teen Advisory Board shared their thoughts about comfort reading, and recommended the most memorable books they read this year. What is your favourite kind of book to read when you want comfort?

‘I read books that will make me even sadder so that I can truly fall into a pit of despair. Then I read a romance book to pull me out of it’ - Sasha Copic

‘I rer…

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

Bluey: Time to Play! (Sticker Activity Book) Bluey: The Beach (A Lift-the-Flap Book) Bluey: Fruit Bat (A Glow-in-the-Dark Book) Wrecking Ball (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 14) by Jeff Kinney Young Dark Emu: A Truer History by Bruce Pascoe Explore Your World by Tim Flannery & Sam Caldwell Guts by Raina Telgemeier Sofia Valdez, Future Prez by Andrea Beaty & David Roberts How to Make a Movie in Twel

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

Bluey: Time to Play! (Sticker Activity Book) Bluey: The Beach (A Lift-the-Flap Book) Bluey: Fruit Bat (A Glow-in-the-Dark Book) Wrecking Ball (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 14) by Jeff Kinney Animalphabet by Julia Donaldson & Sharon King-Chai Explore Your World by Tim Flannery & Sam Caldwell Welcome to Country (Youth Edition) by Marcia Langton Guts by Raina Telgemeier Funny Bones by Kate Temple, J…

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The best young adult books of 2019

by Leanne Hall

Every year our staff vote for their favourite books, albums, films and TV shows of the past 12 months. Here are our top 10 young adult books of the year, voted for by Readings' staff, and displayed in no particular order. (You can find all our best picks for books, music & DVDs of 2019 here.) It Sounded Better in My Head by Nina Kenwood

This warm and intelligent novel depicts an Australian…

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Our 2019 Christmas Gift Guide: The hard-to-buy-for teen edition

by Leanne Hall

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be compiling a host of gift guides to help you with your Christmas shopping. Here is a list of suggestions for the tricky teens in your life. THEY DON’T LIKE READING

Monuments – Ancient gods, modern day Sydney teens, sinister Hounds - this is a fast-paced and witty fantasy novel that will entertain with ease. Poemsia – Author Lang Leav draws on her real l…

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

Wrecking Ball (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 14) by Jeff Kinney Bluey: The Beach (A Lift-the-Flap Book) Bluey: Fruit Bat (A Glow-in-the-Dark Book) Guts by Raina Telgemeier Bluey: Time to Play! (Sticker Activity Book) Explore Your World by Tim Flannery & Sam Caldwell The Treehouse Joke Book by Andy Griffiths & Terry Denton Welcome to Country (Youth Edition) by Marcia Langton The Australia Survival G

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