West Australian Young Readers' Book Award

Reading Lists, Past Winners, Newsletters, Merchandise


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2017 Update – Merchandise Information

The WAYRBA committee appreciates your patience while final pricing for the 2017 merchandise was finalised. As a not-for-profit, we aim to offer merchandise at the lowest price, while still maintaining the costs involved in maintaining the award.  We are pleased to announce that our merchandise has not undergone a price rise in 2017. Due to an increase in postage costs via Australia Post, there has only been a slight rise in postage this year.

Please note to keep WAYRBA viable we no longer mail information to schools and public libraries.  All information that you require can be downloaded from the website.

You can access the order form here or from the merchandise tab.
Please note we do not have credit card facilities, orders can be paid for by the following three payments methods. Cash at the AGM, direct deposit or cheque.

The 2017 artwork was designed by Mel Pearce

The 2017 artwork was designed by Mel Pearce

We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at the AGM.
Please note there are no postage or handling fees for items collected in person, and attendance at the AGM is the ONLY method available to receive your merchandise in Term 1.
Please RSVP using facebook for catering purposes.

Our AGM Guest speaker is Sally Murphy. Sally is the author of over forty books. Her verse novel Pearl vs the World won the Hoffman Award in 2010.
Come along and learn about her books PLUS, all attendees go in the draw to win Sally at your school or public library for a day.

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Postal Orders
Orders placed before 12th April will be posted in the April holidays to arrive Week 1, Term 2.
Last date for orders is 17th May.
(please allow 5 – 6 business days for delivery).

Please ensure your merchandise has been received before payment is processed.  Last year a significant number of payments were made without order documentation.  Payments made without documentation result in dispatch delays until we can confirm details of your order.

If you wish to print a copy of the each shortlist, you can access them below.

Older Readers’ List
Younger Readers’ List
Picture Book List

You can download the nomination form and voting form using the links, or access them via the Nominations and Vote tab.
Both forms are interactive and we recommend typing your school name before photocopying the forms.

Tally Sheets to collate your votes will be available soon.


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Older Readers’ Shortlist 2017

  • Flawed by Cecelia Ahern (Flawed, Book 1)
  • The Pain, My Mother, Sir Tiffy, Cyber Boy and Me by Michael Gerard Bauer*
  • The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
  • The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani (School for Good and Evil, Book 1)
  • The Call of the Wild by Julie Fison* (Choose Your Own Ever After, Book 2)
  • Risk by Fleur Ferris *
  • One True Thing by Nicole Hayes*
  • The Smuggler’s Curse by Norman Jorgensen**
  • Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella
  • Illuminae by Amie Kaufman*  & Jay Kristoff* (Illuminae Files, Book 1)
  • Auggie and Me by R.J. Palatio (Wonder Companion)
  • The Road to Winter by Mark Smith* (Winter, Book 1)
  • Green Valentine by Lili Wilkinson*
  • Opal Plumstead by Jacqueline Wilson
  • The Shark Caller by Dianne Wolfer**
  • The Sky So Heavy by Claire Zorn* 

* Australian Author          ** West Australian Author

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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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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

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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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Picture Books Shortlist 2017

  • Thelma the Unicorn by Aaron Blabey*
  • The Cat Wants Custard by P. Crumble* and Lucinda Gifford*
  • The White Mouse: The Story of Nancy Wake by Peter Gouldthorpe*
  • How the Sun Got to Coco’s House by Bob Graham*
  • Tidy by Emily Gravett
  • Boomerang and Bat by Mark Greenwood** and Terry Denton*
  • Fish Jam by Kylie Howarth**
  • The Day the Crayons Came Home by Oliver Jeffers and Drew Daywalt
  • Do Not Open This Book by Andy Lee and Heath McKenzie*
  • What’s Up Mumu? By David Mackintosh
  • Me, Teddy by Chris McKimmie*
  • Pandamonia by Chris Owen** and Chris Nixon **
  • A Beginner’s Guide to Bear Spotting by Michelle Robinson and David Roberts
  • Mike I Don’t Like by Jol and Kate Temple* with Jon Foye*

 * Australian Author / Illustrator         ** West Australian Author/ Illustrator

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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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WAYRBA AGM 2017

The young readers’ of Western Australia have nominated some outstanding books for the 2017 shortlist. Reviewing and applying the selection criteria has not been easy, but we can reveal that the nominations have been whittled down to a fabulous shortlist which will be revealed on Wednesday February 1st.

Our artwork this year was designed by Mel Pearce, an emerging WA illustrator. If you’re interested in viewing more of her work, you can view the link to her SCBWI profile).

We hope our 2017 theme ‘Reading is a Blast!’ will inspire some magnificent displays and you’re bound to have a blast at the AGM on Wednesday 22nd February with guest speaker Sally Murphy.

All attendees at the AGM go in the draw to win Sally at your school or public library for a day.

This year the AGM is in a brand new venue at Wilson Community Hall, Braibrise Street Wilson.

We hope to see you there.

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2017 Artwork Reading is a Blast!

Reading is a Blast 2017 artwork designed by emerging WA illustrator Mel Pearce.
(You can view some of her other fabulous artwork on her Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators page).

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As always, the young readers’ of Western Australia have nominated some outstanding books. Reviewing and applying the selection criteria to the 2017 shortlist has not been easy!

Shortlisted titles will be announced on Wednesday February 1st.


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2016 Winners

The Young Readers’ of Western Australia have spoken and their votes have been tallied.

This years our results are extra special. WAYRBA is open for nominations from both Australian and International Authors, but the Young Readers’ of WA have decided that Australian books are best!!

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The Committee wishes to congratulate all of our winning authors.