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Sometimes you just want to read a darn good book but don’t even know where to begin. It’s tough. There are so many books out there. How do you pick a winner? Well, you’re in luck. We’ve decided to make it easier for you. This time round we’re focusing on young adult books. We’ve collated a list of some of our favourite Australian YA books for you to peruse. From books set in futuristic communities to family-run bookshops to a suburban high school…we’ve got some stellar books for you to …

The 91-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton has won a YABBA Award for Older Readers. About the awards (from YABBA’s website): The Young Australians Best Book Awards (YABBA) were established in 1985 by a group of Victorians keen to see children engage in reading Australian books. During Term 1 each year children across Victoria are asked to recommend their favourite Australian books to other children by nominating four Australian titles. All nominations are collated and the 10 books with the most nominations in each of the award categories are …

Jack West Jr is back in a new explosive adventure… We’re giving you a sneak peek of Matthew Reilly’s The Three Secret Cities which has only just come out today! (The below reader can be expanded to fullscreen for ease of reading) ⚔️ About the book: From Australia’s favourite novelist and author of the Scarecrow series and the upcoming novel The Three Secret Cities. BOOK 5 IN THE JACK WEST JR SERIES A SHADOW WORLD BEHIND THE REAL WORLD When Jack West Jr won the Great Games, he threw the four legendary …

Congratulations to Kim Scott who took home the Fiction prize at the Queensland Literary Awards last night with the much-lauded Taboo! Kim received the University of Queensland Fiction Book Award which is given to an outstanding work of fiction by an Australian writer.   The winner of The University of Queensland Fiction Book Award is Kim Scott for his novel Taboo (@panmacmillan). The judges described Taboo as “A confronting but ultimately hopeful book that probes Australia’s heart of darkness in poetic and masterly prose” #QLDLitAwards @UQ_News — Qld Literary Awards …

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