Suggested readings - Booktober 2022

Young Adult Fiction

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Young Adult Fiction

Gathered from winning titles in the Children’s Book Council Awards 2014 – 2019


Between Us by Clare Atkins. Publisher. Black Inc Books

Small Spaces. By Sarah Epstein. Publisher Walker Books Aus.

Lenny’s Book of Everything. By Karen Foxlee. Publisher Allen and Unwin


Take Three Girls by Cath Crowly, Fiona Wood and Simone Howell, Publisher. Pan Macmillan.

Mallee Boys by Charlie Archbold, publisher. Wakefield Press

In the Dark Spaces by Callee Black Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont


One Would Think the Deep by Claire Zorn, Publisher UQP

Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowly Publisher Pan Macmillan.

The Bone Sparrow by Zana Frallon, Publisher Hachette Australia


Cloudwish by Fiona Wood, Publisher...

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Children’s picture books and novels, 6-9 years

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Making choices for this list was not easy, primarily because children aged between 6 and 9 have such a wide range of interests, experiences and vary in their confidence in reading independently. Common to many of the novels recommended below for children as they are becoming more independent in their reading are imaginative characters who display courage and determination. A number of the recommendations are the first in a series that are well worth reading. Young readers should find many of these stories lots of fun. The recommendations are listed alphabetically.

Base, G. The eleventh hour. A curious mystery

Horace the elephant is turning eleven so he invites his friends to a splendid costume party.

Unfortunately in the middle of the...

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