West Australian Young Readers' Book Award

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Younger Readers’ Shortlist 2017


  • Teresa: A New Australian by Deb Abela*
  • Mission Unpluckable by Aaron Blabey* (Bad Guys, Book2)
  • Double Dare You by Meredith Costain (Ella Diaries, Book 1)
  • Anyone But Ivy Pocket by Caleb Krisp (Ivy Pocket, Book 1)
  • Brobot by James Foley ** (S. Tinker Inc., Book 1)
  • Escape from Mr Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein (Mr Lemencello’s Library, Book 1)
  • The 78-Storey Treehouse: Movie Opening Night by Andy Griffiths* (Treehouse, Book 7)
  • Sister Heart by Sally Morgan **
  • Roses are Blue by Sally Murphy**
  •  Dragonfly Song by Wendy Orr *
  • Boy X by Dan Smith
  • No Rules by R.A. Splatt* (Friday Barnes, Book 4)
  • Hoodwinked! by Jen Storer * (Truly Tan, Book 5)
  • Race to the End of the World by A.L. Tait * (The Mapmaker Chronicles, Book 1)
  • Grandpa’s Great Escape by David Walliams

 * 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.



2 thoughts on “Younger Readers’ Shortlist 2017

  1. How wonderful to see Dragonfly Song here with so many other great books! I’m thrilled.

  2. Yay!! What a lovely list of books…I am so very very excited that Teresa is standing beside such wonderful reads. It is such a personal story for me inspired by my dad’s journey to Australia after surviving WW2.

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