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Picture Books Shortlist 2016

 

    • Pig the Fibber by Aaron BLABEY *
    • Lest We Forget by Kerry BROWN*, Isobel KNOWLES*,  & Benjamin PORTAS *
    • Hello from Nowhere by Raewyn CAISLEY **  & Karen BLAIR**
    • My Father the Great Pirate by Davide CALI  & Maurizio A.C. QUARELLO
    • Blue Whale Blues by Peter CARNAVAS *
    • Punctuation Mark by Belinda ELLIS
    • Red : a Crayon’s Story by Michael HALL
    • The Red Poppy by David HILL & Fifi COLSTON
    • One Step at a Time by Jane JOLLY*  & Sally HEINRICH*
    • My Two Blankets by Irena KOBALD * & Freya BLACKWOOD *
    • Anzac Ted by Belinda LANDSBERRY *
    • A is for Australia by Frané LESSAC **
    • An Aussie Year : Twelve Months in the Life of Australian Kids by Tania McCARTNEY * & Tina STERLING *
    •  Little Red Riding Hood (Not Quite) by Yvonne MORRISON & Donovan BIXLEY
    • The Soldier’s Gift by Tony PALMER* & Jane TANNER *
    • The Great and Wondrous Storyteller  by Michael Scott PARKINSON **
    • Not a Cloud in the Sky by Emma QUAY *
    • Lucas and Jack by Ellie ROYCE * & Andrew McLEAN *
    • The Unlikely Story of Bennelong and Phillip by Michael SEDUNARY * & Bern EMMERICHS *
    • Here in the Garden by Briony STEWART **

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

 

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 2016

  • 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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Older Readers’ Shortlist 2016

    • Snow, White by Keith AUSTIN
    • Two Wolves by Tristan BANCKS *
    • You Don’t Know Me by Sophia BENNETT
    • The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly BLACK
    • All Fall Down by Ally CARTER (Embassy Row #1)
    • Isle of the Lost by Melissa De La CRUZ  (Decendants #1)
    • Saint Anything by Sarah DESSEN
    • Have You Seen Ally Queen by Deb FITZPATRICK **
    • If I Stay by Galye FORMAN
    • Soon by Morris GLEIZTMAN * (A Felix Story)
    • Last Chance Angel by Alex GUTTERIDGE
    • How to Rock Braces and Glasses  by Meg HASTON
    • Life in Outer Space by Melissa KEIL *
    • Demon Road by Derek LANDY  (Demon Road #1)
    • We Were Liars by E. LOCKHART
    • Counting by 7’s by Holly Goldberg SLOAN
    • Touch of Power by Maria V. SNYDER  (Avry of Kazan #1)
    • Reboot by Amy TINTERA (Reboot #1)
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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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Picture Books 2015

Dear Dad by Ed Allen & Simon Williams

The Last King of Angkor Wat by Graeme Base

Noah Dreary by Aaron Blabey

Monster Chef by Nick Bland

Don’t Push the Button by Bill Cotter

The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt & Oliver Jeffers

Pirates Love Underpants by Claire Freedman and Ben Cort

What’s Your Story by Rose Giannone

Midnight by Mark Greenwood and Frané Lessac

Imagine a City by Elise Hurst & Ben Emmerichs

The Last Viking Returns by Norman Jorgensen & James Foley

Engibear’s Dream by Andrew King  & Benjamin Johnson

The Lost Girl by Ambelin Kwaymullina & Leanne Tobin

One Minute’s Silence by David Metzenthen & Michael Camilleri

How to Babysit a Grandma by Jean Reagan & Lee Wildish

Rules of Summer by Shaun Tan

Picture Book Covers 2015

Picture Book Covers 2015

 

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’ 2015

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

Joshua Dread by Lee Bacon (Joshua Dread Book 1)

Urban Outlaws by Peter Jay Black

The Iron Trial by Cassandra Clare and Holly Black (Magisterium Book 1)

Weirdo by Anh Do (Weirdo Book 1)

Other Brother by Simon French

Fortunately the Milk by Neil Gaimen

The 52-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths (Treehouse Book 4)

A Very Unusual Pursuit by Catherine Jinks (City of Orphans Book 1)

My Life as an Alphabet by Barry Johnsberg

Long Haul by Jeff Kinney (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 9)

Timmy Failure, Mistakes Were Made by Stephen Pastis (Timmy Failure, Book 1)

Tom Gates is Absolutely Fantastic (at some things) by L. Pichon (Tom Gates, Book 5)

Wild Born by Brandon Mull (Spirit Animals Book 1)

The Curse of the Chocolate Phoenix by Kate Saunders

The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict by Trenton Lee Stewart (Mysterious Benedict Society Prequel)

The Menagerie by Tui L Sutherland and Kari Sutherland (Menagerie Book 1)

Demon Dentist by David Walliams

Stick Dog by Tom Watson

The Forbidden Library by Django Wexler (Forbidden Library Book 1)

 

Younger Readers' Covers  2015

Younger Readers’ Covers 2015

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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Older Readers’ 2015

Dancing in the Dark by Robyn Bavati

Zac and Mia by A.J. Betts

Sweet Honey by Cathy Cassidy (Chocolate Box Girls Book 5)

The Maze Runner by James Dashner (Maze Runner Book 1)

The Bubble Wrap Boy by Phil Earle

A Waltz for Matilda by Jackie French (Matilda Saga Book 1)

Loyal Creatures by Morris Gleitzman

The Day I Met Suzie by Chris Higgins

Splintered by A.G. Howard (Splintered Book 1)

The Freedom Merchants by Sherryl Jordan

Maybe One Day by Melissa Kantor

The Incredible Adventures of Cinnamon Girl by Melissa Keil

Storm by Brigid Kemmerer (Elemental Book 1)

The Dying of the Light by Derek Landy (Skulduggery Pleasant Book 9)

Son by Lois Lowry (The Giver Book 4)

Crashing Down by Kate McCaffrey

Cinder by Marissa Meyer (Lunar Chronicles Book 1)

A Corner of White by Jaclyn Moriarty (Colours of Madeline Book 1)

My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece by Annabel Pitcher

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Night Vision by Ella West

Noggin by John Whaley

Stung by Bethany Wiggins (Stung Book 1)

I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

The Wrong Boy By Suzy Zail

Older Readers' Covers 2015

Older Readers’ Covers 2015

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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Older Readers’ 2014

Pathfinder by Scott Orson Card (Pathfinder Book 1)

Summer’s Dream by Cathy Cassidy (A Chocolate Box Girls story)

One Perfect Pirouette by Sherryl Clark

Talented by Sophie Davis (Talented Book 1) **

The Hunters by John Flanagan (Brotherband Book3)

Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl (Beautiful Creatures Book1)

Sweet Damage by Rebecca James

Rise of Nine by Pittacus Lore (Lorien Legacies Book 3)

The Coming of the Whirlpool by Andrew McGahan (Ship Kings Book 1)

The Watermaker by NH3 (Elementaurs Book 1)

The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen (Ascendance Trilogy Book1)

Acid by Emma Pass

Virals by Kathy Reichs (Virals Book 1)

The House of Hades by Rick Riordan (Heroes of Olympus Book 4)

Divergent by Veroncia Roth (Divergent Book 1)

Geek Girl by Holly Smale (Geek Girl Book 1)

Love Shy by Lili Wilkinson

Boy Nobody by Allen Zadoff (Boy Nobody Book 1)

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** PLEASE NOTE : Talented is only available as an eBook in Australia, however it is possible to purchase a print copy direct from the author’s website.

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.