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WAYRBA 2016 shortlists announced

The shortlists for the 2016 West Australian Young Readers’ Book Awards (WAYRBA) have been announced.

The shortlisted titles in each category are:

Picture books

  • Pig the Fibber (Aaron Blabey, Scholastic)
  • Lest We Forget (Kerry Brown, Isobel Knowles & Benjamin Portas, ABC Books)
  • Hello from Nowhere (Raewyn Caisley & Karen Blair, Viking)
  • My Father the Great Pirate (Davide Cali & Maurizio A C Quarello, Wilkins Farago)
  • Blue Whale Blues (Peter Carnavas, New Frontier)
  • Punctuation Mark (Belinda Ellis, Scholastic)
  • Red: A Crayon’s Story (Michael Hall, HarperCollins)
  • The Red Poppy (David Hill & Fifi Colston, Scholastic)
  • One Step at a Time (Jane Jolly & Sally Heinrich, Midnight Sun)
  • My Two Blankets (Irena Kobald & Freya Blackwood, Little Hare)
  • Anzac Ted (Belinda Landsberry, Exisle)
  • A is for Australia (Frané Lessac, A&U)
  • An Aussie Year: Twelve Months in the Life of Australian Kids (Tania McCartney & Tina Sterling, Exisle)
  • Little Red Riding Hood (Not Quite) (Yvonne Morrison & Donovan Bixley, Scholastic)
  • The Soldier’s Gift (Tony Palmer & Jane Tanner, Viking)
  • The Great and Wondrous Storyteller (Michael Scott Parkinson, Five Mile Press)
  • Not a Cloud in the Sky (Emma Quay, ABC Books)
  • Lucas and Jack (Ellie Royce & Andrew McLean, Working Title Press)
  • The Unlikely Story of Bennelong and Phillip (Michael Sedunary & Bern Emmerichs, Berbay Publishing)
  • Here in the Garden (Briony Stewart, UQP)

Younger readers

  • Mystery at Riddle Gully (Jen Banyard, Fremantle Press)
  • The Bad Guys: Episode One (Aaron Blabey, Scholastic)
  • Feel the Fear: Ruby Redfort Book 4 (Lauren Child, HarperCollins)
  • The Wishing Spell: The Land of Stories Book 1 (Chris Colfer, Orbit)
  • Super WEIRD! (Anh Do, Scholastic)
  • A Room Full of Chocolate (Jane Elson, Hodder)
  • The Amazing Spencer Gray (Deb Fitzpatrick, Fremantle Press)
  • To See the World (Elaine Forrestal, NLA)
  • The 65-Storey Treehouse (Andy Griffiths & Terry Denton, Pan)
  • Meet Daisy: Our Australian Girl (Michelle Hamer, Puffin)
  • Bleakboy and Hunter Stand Out in the Rain (Steven Herrick, UQP)
  • Long Haul: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Jeff Kinney, Puffin)
  • The Bushranger’s Boys: 1841 Do You Dare? (Alison Lloyd, Puffin)
  • Catching Falling Stars (Karen McCombie, Scholastic)
  • A Single Stone (Meg McKinlay, Walker Books)
  • Big Nate Lives it Up (Lincoln Peirce, HarperCollins)
  • Top of the Class (Nearly): Tom Gates Book 9 (Liz Pichon, Scholastic)
  • Nathalia Buttface and the Most Embarrassing Five Minutes of Fame Ever (Nigel Smith, HarperCollins)
  • Awful Auntie (David Walliams, HarperCollins)

Older readers

  • Snow, White (Keith Austin, Red Fox)
  • Two Wolves (Tristan Bancks, Random House)
  • You Don’t Know Me (Sophia Bennett, The Chicken House)
  • The Coldest Girl in Coldtown (Holly Black, Indigo)
  • All Fall Down (Ally Carter, Scholastic)
  • Isle of the Lost (Melissa De La Cruz, Hyperion)
  • Saint Anything (Sarah Dessen, Puffin)
  • Have You Seen Ally Queen (Deb Fitzpatrick, Fremantle Press)
  • If I Stay (Gayle Forman, Random House)
  • Soon (Morris Gleiztman, Viking)
  • Last Chance Angel (Alex Gutteridge, Templar Publishing)
  • How to Rock Braces and Glasses (Meg Haston, Little Brown)
  • Life in Outer Space (Melissa Keil, HGE)
  • Demon Road (Derek Landy, HarperCollins)
  • We Were Liars (E Lockhart, A&U)
  • Counting by 7’s (Holly Goldberg Sloan, Scholastic)
  • Touch of Power (Maria V Snyder, Harlequin)
  • Reboot (Amy Tintera, A&U)
  • Cloudwish (Fiona Wood, Macmillan).

The WAYRBA are voted on by young readers across Western Australia. For more information about the awards, click here.



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