West Australian Young Readers' Book Award

Reading Lists, Past Winners, Newsletters, Merchandise

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How to Vote Online

How to Vote OnlineHow to Vote Online

Here is the link for a PDF poster for your Library and website as education goes online for a while. If you need another format email us and let us know at admin@wayrba.org.au.

See below for digital versions of our shortlisted books on Kindle, Audible and Borrow Box. You can download the printable PDF versions as well.

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Thank you to everyone who attended the AGM yesterday. For those of you who didn’t make it – your loss. Tamara Moss was awarded the Hoffman Award for Lintang and the Pirate Queen, Norman Jorgensen was inducted into the WAYRBA Hall of Fame, Meg McKinlay gave an enthralling insight into the author-illustrator relationship from her point of view and there was cake. The Studio at Riverton Library was a great venue. Please find links to our previous winners bunting below.

WAYRBA older readers winners bunting

WAYRBA Bunting Younger Readers

WAYRBA Bunting Picture Books

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2020 Shortlists

Here are our much awaited 2020 Shortlists. We have done our best to ensure the availability of each of these titles. You don’t need to purchase all of the books to participate. Printable nomination and voting forms are available on our website. Students can nominate and vote online now – go to the Nominate and Vote page of our website.



Here are some larger covers (with source) for the 2020 shortlists. Sorry I only have Picture Books and Younger Readers.

WAYRBA 2020 Picture Book Covers

WAYRBA 2020 Younger Readers Book Covers

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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