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2019 Shortlists

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Picture Books Shortlist 2019

A Bag and a Bird by Pamela ALLEN

Message in a Sock by Kaye BAILLIE illustrated by Narelda JOY *

Pig the Star by Aaron BLABEY *

The Very Sleepy Bear by Nick BLAND *

This Book is Out of Control! by Richard BYRNE

The Day War Came by Nicola DAVIES illustrated by Rebecca COBB

Was Not Me! by Shannon HORSFALL *

A is for Australian Animals by Frané LESSAC *

After the Fall: How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again by Dan SANTAT

Cicada by Shaun TAN *

Room on Our Rock by Kate TEMPLE; Jol TEMPLE; Terri Rose BAYNTON *

The Sloth Who Came to Stay by Margaret WILD; Vivienne TO *

*Australian Author

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Picture Books Shortlist 2019

Younger Readers’ Shortlist 2019

Book Scavenger by Jennifer Chambliss BERTMAN

To the Lighthouse by Cristy BURNE *

The Missing Ace (Mysterious World of Cosentino #1) by Jack HEATH and illustrated by James HART *

Ninja Kid by Anh Do *

Dungzilla by James FOLEY *

104-Storey Treehouse by Andy GRIFFITHS; Terry DENTON *

Kid Normal (Kid Normal #1) by Greg JAMES; Chris SMITH

Clockwork War by Adam KLINE; Dan WHISKER

The Getaway (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #12) by Jeff KINNEY

The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone by Jaclyn MORIARTY and illustrated by Kelly CANBY *

Lintang and the Pirate Queen (Lintang #1) by Tamara MOSS *

Camp Castaway (Pippa’s Island #4) by Belinda MURRELL *

Quark’s Academy by Catherine PELOSI *

Amal Unbound by Aisha SAEED

Never Fear (Friday Barnes #8) by R.A. SPRATT *

Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow (Nevermoor #1) by Jessica TOWNSEND *

Bad Dad by David Walliams

The 1000-year-old-boy by Ross WELFORD

The Adventurer’s Guide to Successful Escapes by Wade Albert WHITE

*Australian Author

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Younger Readers Shortlist 2019

Older Readers’ Shortlist 2019

Skyfire (Seven Signs #1) by Michael ADAMS *

Red Queen (Red Queen #1) by Victoria AVEYARD

The Fall by Tristan BANKS *

S.T.A.G.S. by M.A. Bennett

In The Dark Spaces by Cally BLACK *

Someone to Love by Melissa DE LA CRUZ

Maybe (The Felix series #6) by Morris GLEITZMAN *

The Truth App (Liars #1) by Jack HEATH *

Lifel1k3 by Jay KRISTOFF *

Renegades (Renegades #1) by Marissa MEYER

Whisper by Lynette NONI *

Carve the Mark (Carve the Mark duology #1) by Veronica ROTH

Scythe (Arc of Scythe #1) by Neal SHUSTERMAN

Forever Geek (Geek Girl #6) by Holly SMALE

Horizon: Survival Is No Game (Horizon #1) by Scott WESTERFELD

*Australian Author

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Older Readers Shortlist


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