Young Adult posts

Our 2020 Christmas Gift Guide: The 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. CONTEMPORARY STORIES

If you’re buying for a teen that loves relatable realism, then we have some excellent choices this festive season.

The F Team is a funny, thought-provoking and heartwarming debut.

Sydney author Rawah Arja’s debut The F Team is equal parts entertaining and tho…

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The winners of the CBCA Book of the Year Awards 2020

The Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) has announced their Book of the Year Awards winners for 2020. These Awards celebrate the best Australian books for readers in early childhood up to young adult readers.

Here are the winners for each category.

Older Readers (for ages 13-18 years) This Is How We Change The Ending by Vikki Wakefield

Sixteen-year-old Nate McKee has a lot of worr…

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Recommended YA books for October

by Leanne Hall

This month in young adult books we have magical booksellers, a life-changing trip to France, a secret-filled schoolies week, emotional contemporary stories, and a near-future visual feast. Find our October picks for kids books here. YA BOOK OF THE MONTH The Left-Handed Booksellers of London by Garth Nix

Eighteen-year-old Susan Arkshaw arrives in London in search of her father. But befor…

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YA thrillers to keep you up late at night

Who needs sleep when you could instead stay up late to read a page-turning, spine-chilling YA thriller? Here are our six of top picks of recent, thrilling books for teens. You can find even more recommendations by browsing the collection below. The Erasure Initiative by Lili Wilkinson

A girl wakes up on a self-driving bus with no memory of how she got there or who she is. Her nametag reads…

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