West Australian Young Readers' Book Award

Reading Lists, Past Winners, Newsletters, Merchandise


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2020 Merchandise

We are excited to reveal our 2020 poster designed by local illustrator, Aśka. Order forms will be available on our website soon. Due to the rising cost of postage you might want to pick up your merchandise at our AGM which will be held at the Riverton Library at 4:00pm on Wednesday 19th February. Local author, Meg McKinlay will be our guest speaker. Save on postage and help us celebrate our 40th Anniversary. WAYRBA poster 2020


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2019 Shortlists

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