West Australian Young Readers' Book Award

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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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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.