West Australian Young Readers' Book Award

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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)
    • Cloudwish by Fiona WOOD *Older Readers 2016 Pic 1
      Older Readers 2016 Pic 2



* 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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2016 Artwork Revealed!

Sink Your Teeth into a Good Book – 2016 artwork designed by award winning author/illustrator James Foley.
The 2016 WAYRBA shortlist will showcase some exceptional books that students will love to sink their teeth into.

Don’t be a fossil – for a roaring success start designing your display now!


2016 WAYRBA Poster

2016 WAYRBA Poster

Bookmark 2016

2016 WAYRBA Bookmark

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2015 Winners

Congratulations are extended to all
the 2015 winners!



Older Readers

The Maze Runner by James Dasher

The Maze Runner by James Dasher

Younger Readers

The 52 -Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths

The 52 -Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths

Picture Book

The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt & Oliver Jeffers

The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt & Oliver Jeffers


Hoffman Award

The Last Viking Returns by Norman Jorgensen & James Foley

The Last Viking Returns by Norman Jorgensen & James Foley

Thank you to all the students who voted and all the Library staff who make this Children’s Choice Award possible.

from The Western Australian Young Readers’ Book Award Committee

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The Countdown Is On

 Voting for students closes September 25th!

You can download tally sheets here https://wayrba.org.au/tally-sheets/

Tally sheets can be emailed to:
or posted to:
PO Box 256
WA 6935

Don’t forget if you use the tally sheets there is no need to post your individual voting slips.

Make sure your votes count. Votes must reach us no later than Wednesday 30th September.


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