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Younger Readers’ Shortlist 2016

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  • The Mystery at Riddle Gully by Jen BANYARD ** (Riddle Gully #1)
  • The Bad Guys : Episode One by Aaron BLABEY (Bad Guys #1)
  • Feel the Fear by Lauren CHILD (Ruby Redfort #4)
  • The Wishing Spell by Chris COLFER  (The Land of Stories #1)
  • Super WEIRD! BY Anh DO (Weirdo #4) *
  • A Room Full of Chocolate by Jane ELSON
  • The Amazing Spencer Gray by Deb FITZPATRICK **
  • To See the World by Elaine FORRESTAL**
  • The 65-Storey Treehouse by Andy GRIFFITHS * (Treehouse #5)
  • Meet Daisy by Michelle HAMER (Our Australian Girl, Daisy #1)
  • Bleakboy and Hunter Stand Out in the Rain by Steven HERRICK *
  • Old School by Jeff KINNEY (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #10)
  • The Bushranger’s Boys by Alison LLOYD * (Do You Dare?)
  • Catching Falling Stars by Karen McCOMBIE
  • A Single Stone by Meg McKINLAY **
  • Big Nate Lives it Up by Lincoln PEIRCE (Big Nate #7)
  • Top of the Class (Nearly) by L. PICHON (Tom Gates #9)
  • Nathalia Buttface and the Most Embarrassing Five Minutes of Fame Ever by Nigel SMITH  (Nathalia Buttface #3)
  • Awful Auntie by David WALLIAMS



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* Australian Author       ** West Australian Author


The books on the list have been nominated by the young readers of Western Australia and it is important that you carefully consider your selection policy before purchasing.

Individual authorities are expected to make their own decisions regarding any controversial aspects of books purchased for their readers.

You do not have to purchase all the books to participate in the voting.




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