Young Adult posts

A monthly update from our Teen Advisory Board

by Angela Crocombe

This month the teens were fortunate to have a visit from debut YA author, Eleni Hale, who spoke about her novel Stone Girl, published in May earlier this year.

Stone Girl is the story of a young girl, Sophie, whose mother tragically dies when she is only thirteen. Sophie has no choice but to enter the foster system in Melbourne. We see her transform, due to her terrible experiences, from an inno…

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

Girltopia (Book 1) by Hilary Rogers Lord of the Fleas (The Adventures of Dog Man Book 5) by Dav Pilkey Meet Me at the Intersection edited by Rebecca Lim & Ambelin Kwaymullina Collecting Sunshine by Rachel Flynn & Tamsin Ainslie Pig the Grub by Aaron Blabey Bad Apple (The Frooties Book 1) by Hil Rogers, Joshie Lefers & Pete Petrovic Crazy Kiwi (The Frooties Book 1) by Hil Rogers, Joshie Lefers & …

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YA books to make you laugh

by Leanne Hall

Sometimes what’s needed in life is a book that’s light, entertaining and full of characters and situations that make you laugh. We’ve put together some of our favourite funny YA books for your perusing pleasure. Chloe Snow’s Diary: Confessions of a High School Disaster by Emma Chastain

Actress Emma Chastain’s debut book is so funny that Readings staff members messaged each other lists of th…

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

Brezania by Anthony Breslin Lord of the Fleas (The Adventures of Dog Man Book 5) by Dav Pilkey Pig the Grub by Aaron Blabey The 104-Storey Treehouse (Book 8) by Andy Griffiths & Terry Denton Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls: Volume 2 by Elena Favilli & Francesca Cavallo Splashy Weird! (WeirDo Book 11) by Anh Do & Jules Faber Kissed by the Moon by Alison Lester In My Heart: A Book of Feelings b…

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Eight recommended #OwnVoices novels

by Zach Edge

The #OwnVoices movement has spread like wildfire over the last few years, a movement based on books involving diversity, written by authors from those diverse communities. #Ownvoices books are a great way to expand your knowledge of the world and deal with some topics you may not find much elsewhere, and while you’re at it, help support underrepresented authors. Here is a list of some great #Own…

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

Lord of the Fleas (The Adventures of Dog Man Book 5) by Dav Pilkey Pig the Grub by Aaron Blabey With My Daddy: A Book of Love and Family by Jo Witek & Christine Roussey The 104-Storey Treehouse (Book 8) by Andy Griffiths & Terry Denton Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli & Francesca Cavallo Splashy Weird! (WeirDo Book 11) by Anh Do & Jules Faber Ting Ting the Ghosthunter by Gabri…

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YA books, events & news for September

by Leanne Hall

This month in YA – you can read a timely and fascinating new anthology, the book that inspired Chloë Grace Moretz’s new film, and exciting new stories from Patrick Ness, Ambelin Kwaymullina and Michael Gerard Bauer. YA BOOK OF THE MONTH Catching Teller Crow by Ambelin Kwaymullina & Ezekiel Kwaymullina

Sibling team Ezekiel and Ambelin Kwaymullina have written a unique story that not only …

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A monthly update from our Teen Advisory Board

by Angela Crocombe

It was the second meeting for our new Teen Advisory Board and everyone was enthusiastic and keen to talk about books.

This month we enjoyed a visit from Mira Schlosberg, the editor of Voiceworks, who told us all about the magazine and the work they do. The publication’s objective is to support and nurture young writers, editors and illustrators. People under the age of 25 can submit a piece to o…

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

Lord of the Fleas (The Adventures of Dog Man Book 5) by Dav Pilkey Pig the Grub by Aaron Blabey Splashy Weird! (WeirDo Book 11) by Anh Do & Jules Faber The 104-Storey Treehouse (Book 8) by Andy Griffiths & Terry Denton Cicada by Shaun Tan Real Pigeons Fight Crime by Andrew McDonald & Ben Wood Amelia Westlake by Erin Gough Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli & Francesca Cavallo Hi

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