West Australian Young Readers' Book Award

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2017 Artwork Reading is a Blast!

Reading is a Blast 2017 artwork designed by emerging WA illustrator Mel Pearce.
(You can view some of her other fabulous artwork on her Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators page).

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As always, the young readers’ of Western Australia have nominated some outstanding books. Reviewing and applying the selection criteria to the 2017 shortlist has not been easy!

Shortlisted titles will be announced on Wednesday February 1st.


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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.


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Younger Readers’ 2014

Darth Paper Strikes Back by Tom Angleberger (Origami Yoda Book 2)

Star by Catherine Bateson

Take Your Last Breath by Lauren Child (Ruby Redfort Book 2)

Alice Next Door by Judi Curtin (Alice + Megan Book 1)

Northwood by Brian Falkner

Diary of A Rugy Champ by Shamini Flint (A Marcus Atkinson story)

Ghost Night by Cornelia Funke

After by Morris Gleitzman (A Felix & Zelda Story)

Verity Sparks,  Lost & Found by Susan Green (Verity Sparks Book 2)

39 Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths (Treehouse Book 3)

Alice-Miranda In Paris by Jacqueline Harvey  (Alice-Miranda Book 7)

Itch : The Explosive Adventures of an Element Hunter by Simon Mayo (Itch Book 1)

Duck for a Day by Meg McKinlay

River Charm by Belinda Murrell

Thai-riffic! By Oliver Phommavanh

Tom Gates : Everything’s Amazing (sort of) by Liz Pichon (Tom Gates Book 3)

The Grimm Legacy by Polly Shulman (New-York Circulating Material Repository Book 1)

Gangsta Granny by David Walliams

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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 2014

ANZAC biscuits by Phil Cummings & Owen Swan

In the Lion by James Foley

What’s The Matter Aunty May by Peter Friend & Andrew Joyner 

Ice, Wind, Rock : Douglas Mawson in the Antarctic by Peter Gouldthorpe

Jandamarra by Mark Greenwood & Terry Denton

Welcome Little Scrubfowl by Sandra Kendell

Bella’s Bad Hair Day by Stephen Michael King

The Three Bears (sort of) by Yvonne Morrison & Donovan Bixley

Meet Captain Cook by Rae Murdie & Chris Nixon

Tree by Danny Parker and Matt Ottley

The Extraordinary Mr Qwerty by Karla Strambini

Ben and Gracie’s Art Adventure by Mark Wilson

Picture Book Covers 2014

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 2013

Invisible Me by Wendy Binks

Lone Pine by Suzie Brown and Margaret Warner

Hairy Nose Itchy Butt by Elizabeth Frankel and Garry Duncan

Asterix & Obelix’s Birthday: The Golden Book by Goscinny and Uderzo

The Greatest Liar on Earth by Mark Greenwood and Frane Lessac

All the Way to WA by Roland Harvey

Eagle Strike – The Graphic Novel by Anthony Horowitz

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr Morris Lessmore by William Joyce

Sophie Scott Goes South by Alison Lester

Kick it To Me by Neridah McMullin

Big Nate : Here Goes Nothing (Big Nate Comic Strips) by Lincoln Peirce

Splat the Cat by Rob Scotton

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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.