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WAYRBA 2019 shortlists announced

The shortlists for the 2019 West Australian Young Readers’ Book Awards (WAYRBA) have been announced.

The shortlisted titles in each category are:

Picture books

  • A Bag and a Bird (Pamela Allen, Viking)
  • Message in a Sock (Kaye Baillie, illus by Narelda Joy, Midnight Sun)
  • Pig the Star (Aaron Blabey, Scholastic)
  • The Very Sleepy Bear (Nick Bland, Scholastic)
  • This Book is Out of Control! (Richard Byrne, OUP)
  • The Day War Came (Nicola Davies, illus by Rebecca Cobb, Walker Books)
  • Was Not Me! (Shannon Horsfall, HarperCollins)
  • A is for Australian Animals (Frané Lessac, Walker Books)
  • After the Fall: How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again (Dan Santat, Roaring Brook Press)
  • Cicada (Shaun Tan, Lothian)
  • Room on Our Rock (Kate Temple & Jol Temple, illus by Terri Rose Baynton, Scholastic)
  • The Sloth Who Came to Stay (Margaret Wild, illus by Vivienne To, A&U).

Younger readers

  • Book Scavenger (Jennifer Chambliss Bertman, St Martin’s Press)
  • To the Lighthouse (Cristy Burne, Fremantle Press)
  • The Missing Ace: Mysterious World of Cosentino Book One (Jack Heath, illus by James Hart, Scholastic)
  • From Nerd to Ninja! Ninja Kid Book One (Anh Do, Scholastic)
  • Dungzilla (James Foley, Fremantle Press)
  • 104-Storey Treehouse (Andy Griffiths, illus by Terry Denton, Pan)
  • Kid Normal (Greg James & Chris Smith, illus by Erica Salcedo, Bloomsbury)
  • The Clockwork War (Adam Kline, illus by Dan Whisker, Insight Kids)
  • The Getaway: Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 12 (Jeff Kinney, Puffin)
  • The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone (Jaclyn Moriarty, illus by Kelly Canby, A&U)
  • Lintang and the Pirate Queen (Tamara Moss, Random House)
  • Camp Castaway: Pippa’s Island Book Four (Belinda Murrell, Random House)
  • Quark’s Academy (Catherine Pelosi, Lothian)
  • Amal Unbound (Aisha Saeed, Text)
  • Never Fear: Friday Barnes Book Eight (R A Spratt, Random House)
  • Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow Book One (Jessica Townsend, Lothian)
  • Bad Dad (David Walliams, HarperCollins)
  • The 1000-Year-Old-Boy (Ross Welford, HarperCollins)
  • The Adventurer’s Guide to Successful Escapes (Wade Albert White, Little, Brown).

Older readers

  • Skyfire: Seven Signs Book One (Michael Adams, Scholastic)
  • Red Queen (Victoria Aveyard, Orion)
  • The Fall (Tristan Bancks, Random House)
  • T.A.G.S (M A Bennett, Hot Key Books)
  • In the Dark Spaces (Cally Black, Hardie Grant Egmont)
  • Someone to Love (Melissa de la Cruz, HQ)
  • Maybe (Morris Gleitzman, Viking)
  • The Truth App: Liars Book One (Jack Heath, Scholastic)
  • Lifel1k3 (Jay Kristoff, Voyager)
  • Renegades (Marissa Meyer, Pan)
  • Whisper (Lynette Noni, Pantera Press)
  • Carve the Mark (Veronica Roth, HarperCollins)
  • Scythe (Neal Shusterman, Walker Books)
  • Forever Geek: Geek Girl Book Six (Holly Smale, HarperCollins)
  • Horizon (Scott Westerfeld, Scholastic).

The WAYRBA are voted on by young readers from across Western Australia. Books are eligible to be nominated if they were published within the past five years, are currently in print, and are written by a living Australian or overseas author.

For more information about the awards, click here.


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