Young Adult posts

Rebel stories for teen activists

Adolescence is traditionally a time of rebellion, and rightly so. Here are some of our best recommendations for teen books that push back against the policies and ideas being promoted by governments around the world – including our own. Books that rebel against the patriarchy Maresi by Maria Turtschaninoff I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai Eat the Sky, Drink the Ocean edited by Kirsty Murray…

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Our children’s and YA top ten bestsellers of the week

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo The Treehouse Fun Book 2 by Andy Griffiths, Jill Griffiths and Terry Denton Really Weird! (WeirDo Book 8) by Anh Do and Jules Faber In My Heart: A Book of Feelings by Jo Witek A Most Magical Girl by Karen Foxlee Wonder by R.J. Palacio I’m Australian Too by Mem Fox and Ronojoy Gosh The Secrets We Keep by Nova Weetman E

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Our children’s and YA top ten bestsellers of the week

Really Weird! (WeirDo Book 8) by Anh Do and Jules Faber 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher Florette by Anna Walker The Blue Cat by Ursula Dubosarsky The Maddie Diaries by Maddie Ziegler Grover Finds a Home (Grover McBane, Rescue Dog Book 1) by Claire Garth and Johannes Leak The Treehouse Fun Book 2 by Andy Griffiths, Jill Griffiths and Terry Denton Escape to the Moon Islands (Quest of the Sunfish Book …

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Recommended new YA books in April

by Leanne Hall

In April, teenagers ponder the impossible future in a bumper crop of Australian YA fiction, YouTube and TV stars take over the YA memoir genre, and some very classy international fantasy hits our shelves. (Find our best recommendations for kids' books this month here.) LOVEOZYA PICKS

The impossibility of deciding on a future and moving into the freedom and potential of adulthood is explo…

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Our children’s and YA top ten bestsellers of the week

The Beast of Hushing Wood by Gabrielle Wang Really Weird! (WeirDo Book 8) by Anh Do and Jules Faber Slow Down, World by Tai Snaith A Most Magical Girl by Karen Foxlee I’m Australian Too by Mem Fox and Ronojoy Ghosh The Red Book by Beck and Matt Stanton Florette by Anna Walker Escape to the Moon Islands (Quest of the Sunfish Book 1) by Mardi McConnochie Grover Finds a Home (Grover McBane, Rescue

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The CBCA Book of the Year Awards shortlists 2017

The Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) have announced their Book of the Year Awards shortlists for 2017. Congratulations to all the authors, illustrators, editors and publishers!

Here are the shortlists for each category.

Older Readers Waer by Meg Caddy Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley The Bone Sparrow by Zana Fraillon Yellow by Megan Jacobson Frankie by Shivaun Plozza One Woul

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Our children’s and YA top ten bestsellers of the week

Under the Love Umbrella by Davina Bell and Allison Colpoys Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo Frankie Fish and the Sonic Suitcase by Peter Helliar and Lesley Vamo Florette by Anna Walker Really Weird! (WeirDo Book 8) by Anh Do and Jules Faber Grover Finds a Home (Grover McBane, Rescue Dog Book 1) by Claire Garth and Johannes Leak A Most Magical Girl by Kare…

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Translation, children’s books and John Nieuwenhuizen

by Mike Shuttleworth

Hawthorn bookseller Mike Shuttleworth reflects on translation, children’s books and the work of John Nieuwenhuizen.

In Australian young adult fiction circles, the name Agnes Nieuwenhuizen is quite well known. Agnes founded the Centre for Youth Literature in 1991, was awarded a Dromkeen Medal in 1994, created several guidebooks on teenage literature, and still writes book reviews for national p…

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Our children’s and YA top ten bestsellers of the week

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo Under the Love Umbrella by Davina Bell and Allison Colpoys Frankie Fish and the Sonic Suitcase by Peter Helliar and Lesley Vamo I’m Australian Too by Mem Fox and Ronojoy Ghosh Grover Finds a Home (Grover McBane, Rescue Dog Book 1) by Claire Garth and Johannes Leak See You in the Cosmos by Jack Cheng Escape to the Moon Isl

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