Young Adult posts

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

Read more ›

The winners of the CBCA Book of the Year Awards 2018

The Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) has announced their Book of the Year Awards winners for 2018. 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 Take Three Girls by Cath Crowley, Simmone Howell & Fiona Wood

Take Three Girls is a collaboration between three beloved …

Read more ›

The Inky Awards shortlist 2018

The Centre for Youth Literature at State Library Victoria has announced the shortlist for this year’s Inky Awards!

The Inky Awards recognise high-quality young adult literature. There are two awards: the Gold Inky Award for an Australian book, and the Silver Inky Award for an international book. The 2018 shortlist was selected from a longlist of 20 novels by a panel of seven teen judges from aro…

Read more ›

Everything YA in August

Contemporary Australian stories and multiple perspectives sit alongside revisionist fairytales, dystopias and fictional battles for survival in our YA round-up for this month. You can also find some of our best kids reads of the month here. YA BOOK OF THE MONTH I Am Out With Lanterns by Emily Gale

I Am Out With Lanterns weaves together multiple points of view to create a story infused w…

Read more ›

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

The 104-Storey Treehouse (Book 8) by Andy Griffiths & Terry Denton Wren by Katrina Lehman & Sophie Beer Cicada by Shaun Tan Amelia Westlake by Erin Gough Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli & Francesca Cavallo The World’s Worst Children 3 by David Walliams & Tony Ross Real Pigeons Fight Crime (Book 1) by Andrew McDonald & Ben Wood A Song Only I Can Hear by Barry Jonsberg The Myst

Read more ›

Announcing the Teen Advisory Board 2018-2019

by Angela Crocombe

The first meeting of the Readings Teen Advisory Board for 2018-19 was a joyous celebration of books and reading.

We initially played a few getting to know you games, including saying what you liked most or least about your name, and telling everyone your Hogwarts house (we had mainly Ravenclaws in the group – perhaps the biggest book nerds of Hogwarts).

Everyone was also asked to name their fav…

Read more ›

Erin Gough wins the 2018 Readings Young Adult Book Prize

The winner of this year’s Readings Young Adult Book Prize is Amelia Westlake by Erin Gough.

The Prize considers first and second works of young adult fiction and memoir from Australian authors. This year’s shortlist included Between Us by Clare Atkins, Beautiful Mess by Claire Christian, Small Spaces by Sarah Epstein, Untidy Towns by Kate O’Donnell, This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada as well as Go…

Read more ›