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The Shepherd's Hut
The Shepherd's Hut Tim Winton
A rifle-shot of a novel – crisp, fast, shocking – The Shepherd’s Hut is an urgent masterpiece about solitude, unlikely friendship, and the raw business of survival.
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47 Degrees
47 Degrees Justin D'Ath
A fast-paced and poignant novel of survival by Justin D’Ath that draws on his own experience of escaping the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires.
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Lion: A Long Way Home Young Readers' Edition
Lion: A Long Way Home Young Readers' Edition Saroo Brierley
A moving and inspirational true story of survival and triumph against incredible odds. It celebrates the importance of never letting go of what drives the human spirit – hope. Now in a young readers’ edition published to tie in with the release of Lion, the major motion picture starring Dev Patel, David Wenham and Nicole Kidman.
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The Tall Man
The Tall Man Chloe Hooper
The Tall Man is the story of Palm Island, the tropical paradise where one morning Cameron Doomadgee swore at a policeman and forty minutes later lay dead in a watch-house cell.
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Only the Animals
Only the Animals Ceridwen Dovey
An animal's-eye view of humans at our brutal worst and our creative best, Only the Animals asks us to believe again in the redemptive power of reading and writing fiction.
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Just Breathe
Just Breathe Andrew Daddo
A compelling coming-of-age story for teenagers from much-loved Australian author and media personality, Andrew Daddo.
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Deadly, Unna?
Deadly, Unna? Phillip Gwynne
This gutsy novel, set in a small coastal town in South Australia is a rites-of-passage story about two boys confronting the depth of racism that exists all around them.
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The Boat
The Boat Nam Le
In 1979, Nam Le's family left Vietnam for Australia, an experience that inspires the first and last stories in The Boat. In between, however, Le's imagination lays claim to the world.
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Super Con-Nerd
Super Con-Nerd Oliver Phommavanh
In his signature style, Oliver Phommavanh delivers this hilarious take on starting high school in his follow on book from Con-nerd.
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Paper Planes
Paper Planes Steve Worland
Steve Worland brings you the exciting, heartwarming story of Paper Planes, adapted from the award-winning family film that features a cast of Australia's finest actors, including Sam Worthington, Deborah Mailman, David Wenham and Ed Oxenbould.
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Valentine
Valentine Jodi McAlister
Sarah J. Maas meets Holly Black with an OzYA twist. Valentine is the first book in Jodi McAlister's page-turning paranormal YA series featuring Pearl Linford and Finn Blacklin.
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The Fighting Stingrays
The Fighting Stingrays Simon Mitchell
Winner of Young People's History Prize, NSW Premier's History Awards, 2018 What would you do if you were told your best friend is now the enemy?
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Tin Heart
Tin Heart Shivaun Plozza
Funny, romantic and deeply moving by turns – a fitting follow-up to the critically acclaimed, award-winning Frankie.
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I Am Sasha
I Am Sasha Anita Selzer
One boy’s extraordinary experience of wartime survival. One mother’s incredible courage. Based on an astounding true story.
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Limelight
Limelight Solli Raphael
Age is no barrier to creating poetry that inspires social change and positive action. Award-winning teenage slam poet Solli Raphael is taking on the world … one word at a time. The future needs you and me to create equality across all levels of humanity ~ Solli
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Help Around the House
Help Around the House Morris Gleitzman
The funny and moving story of a boy and his friends never losing heart in a sometimes heartless world. Perfect for 8+ readers.
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