Young Adult posts

Books about activism for teens

by Leanne Hall

In a world where teens walk out of schools to protest climate change and lead the call for gun reform, it’s not surprising that there’s a thread of activism running through many recent fiction and non-fiction titles for teens. Here are some of our favourite books for politically engaged teens. Watch Us Rise by Renee Watson & Ellen Hagan

Best friends Jasmine and Chelsea attend a progressive …

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Australian books to get excited about in the first half of 2019

Here is a round-up previewing some of the most exciting local releases for the first half of 2019! FICTION A Season on Earth by Gerald Murnane (February) Small Blessings by Emily Brewin (February) The Rosie Result by Graeme Simsion (February) The Year of the Beast by Steven Carroll (February) Zebra: And Other Stories by Debra Adelaide (February)

After the Party by Cassie Hamer (February)

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YA books, events & news for February

by Leanne Hall

February is shaping up to be a fantastic month for YA, with much-anticipated second books from Angie Thomas, Karen McManus and Alison Evans all hitting our shelves, as well as some intriguing new fantasy titles. Find our February picks for kids books here. YA BOOK OF THE MONTH On the Come Up by Angie Thomas

Brianna is 16 and an aspiring rapper, hoping to follow in the footsteps of her fam…

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What our Teen Advisory Board have been reading over summer

With the summer holidays behind us and the new year raring to go, our Teen Advisory Board have been very busy reflecting on the past year and looking forward to some new and forthcoming novels. Find out what they’ve been reading below.

Grace Best book read in 2018

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. I was in awe of the authors’ creativit…

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

All the Ways to be Smart by Davina Bell & Allison Colpoys Brawl of the Wild (The Adventures of Dog Man Book 6) by Dav Pilkey Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen McManus Real Pigeons Eat Danger by Andrew McDonald & Ben Wood Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow (Nevermoor Book 1) by Jessica Townsend The Ice Monster by David Walliams Real Pigeons Fight Crime by Andrew McDonald & Ben Wood The Tales of

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

Brawl of the Wild (The Adventures of Dog Man Book 6) by Dav Pilkey All the Ways to be Smart by Allison Colpoys & Davina Bell The Meltdown (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 13) by Jeff Kinney Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen McManus Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow (Nevermoor Book 2) by Jessica Townsend This Cruel Design (This Mortal Coil Book 2) by Emily Suvada This Mortal Coil (Book 1) by Emily…

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

All the Ways to be Smart by Allison Colpoys & Davina Bell Brawl of the Wild (The Adventures of Dog Man Book 6) by Dav Pilkey The Meltdown (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 13) by Jeff Kinney Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow (Nevermoor Book 2) by Jessica Townsend Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow (Nevermoor Book 1) by Jessica Townsend Real Pigeons Fight Crime (Book 1) by Andrew McDonald & …

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

Brawl of the Wild (The Adventures of Dog Man Book 6) by Dav Pilkey All the Ways to be Smart by Allison Colpoys & Davina Bell Be Prepared by Vera Brosgol The Ice Monster by David Walliams & Tony Ross Tales from the Inner City by Shaun Tan The Meltdown (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 13) by Jeff Kinney Real Pigeons Fight Crime (Book 1) by Andrew McDonald & Ben Wood Lenny’s Book of Everything by Karen F…

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Exciting YA books to look out for in 2019

Late last year we attended the Centre for Youth Literature’s YA Showcase for 2019. At this annual event, a host of different publishers share the most exciting new releases for teen readers coming out in 2019. Here are some of the biggest and buzziest books from the night. Homegrown rom-coms & coming-of-age tales Making Friends with Alice Dyson by Poppy Nwosu – Studious Alice and ‘bad b…

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

All the Ways to be Smart by Allison Colpoys & Davina Bell The Ice Monster by David Walliams & Tony Ross Lenny’s Book of Everything by Karen Foxlee The Tales of Mr Walker by Jess Black & Sara Acton The Meltdown (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 13) by Jeff Kinney A Winter’s Promise (The Mirror Visitor Book 1) by Christelle Dabos (translated by Hildegarde Serle) Real Pigeons Fight Crime (Book 1) by Andre…

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