AUGUST

After The Lights Go Out

After The Lights Go Out

By Lili Wilkinson

Seventeen-year-old Pru Palmer lives with her twin sisters, Grace and Blythe, and their father, Rick, ... Read More

The Finder

The Finder

By Kate Hendrick

When Lindsay meets Elias the signs aren’t promising. She’s a grungy introvert who doesn’t want to ta ... Read More

Angel: Through My Eyes

Angel: Through My Eyes

By Zoe Daniel Edited by Lyn White

Angel's family has seen many typhoons. For generations the violent storms have passed across the cen ... Read More

Finch

Finch

By Penny Matthews

This coming-of-age novel for middle-grade readers is about accepting and celebrating differences. Au ... Read More

Jane Doe and the Cradle of All Worlds

Jane Doe and the Cradle of All Worlds

By Jeremy Lachlan

Step inside. Don’t look back. Forward is the only way. His Dark Materials meets Mad Max in this unfo ... Read More

Front Desk

Front Desk

By Kelly Yang

An empowering story of empathy, courage, and hope, based on the author's real-life experience immigr ... Read More

Just Breathe

Just Breathe

By Andrew Daddo

Hendrix's father has a vision - to see Hendrix run for Australia at the Olympics. His days are compl ... Read More

The Relic of the Blue Dragon

The Relic of the Blue Dragon

By Rebecca Lim

When Harley Spark accidentally releases Qing, one of five dragon sisters, from the ancient vase she' ... Read More

JULY

The Dog With Seven Names

The Dog With Seven Names

By Dianne Wolfer

A tiny dog, the runt of the litter, is born on a remote cattle station. She shouldn't have survived, ... Read More

Found

Found

By Fleur Ferris

What happens when someone else's past catches up with you? Elizabeth Miller has always lived in Deni ... Read More

The Art of Taxidermy

The Art of Taxidermy

By Sharon Kernot

Lottie collects dead creatures and lovingly cares for them, hoping to preserve them, to save them fr ... Read More

Hive

Hive

By A.J Betts

All I can tell you is what I remember, in the words that I have. Hayley tends to her bees and follow ... Read More

Wraith

Wraith

By Shane & Alex Smithers

James can fly, though his landings need some work. However, that’s the least of his problems when he ... Read More

A Song Only I Can Hear

A Song Only I Can Hear

By Barry Jonsberg

Good evening, Rob. Your first challenge follows. These challenges have nothing to do with impressing ... Read More

Sweet Adversity

Sweet Adversity

By Sheryl Gwyther

There's never a good time to be orphaned - or abandoned... especially when you are twelve years old, ... Read More

Out of the Cages

Out of the Cages

By Penny Jaye

Fifteen-year-old Meena has given up all hope of ever escaping the brothel. For three years she’s loc ... Read More

The Monster Apprentice

The Monster Apprentice

By Felicity Banks

The only weapon Dance has is her name. When pirates threaten the tiny hidden island of Luar, Dance k ... Read More

JUNE

Changing Gear

Changing Gear

By Scot Gardner

The vivid story of a teenage boy and the road trip that clears his head and his heart. Merrick Hilto ... Read More

George Parker Goes Global

George Parker Goes Global

By David Metzenthen

Get the jet! What could go wrong when cautious, scientific, singlet-wearing George Parker and reckle ... Read More

Brontide

Brontide

By Sue McPherson

A coming of age story about four boys and their lot in life. Recounted through storytelling sessions ... Read More

A Thousand Perfect Notes

A Thousand Perfect Notes

By C. G. Drews

An emotionally charged story about the power of dreams, and how passion can turn to obsession. Beck ... Read More

My Outback Childhood

My Outback Childhood

By Toni Tapp Coutts

There was something interesting around every corner, be it brumbies and wild donkeys disappearing th ... Read More

Eve of Man

Eve of Man

By Giovanna & Tom Fletcher

They had predicted the end of the world would be epic - a nuclear war, a plague, an asteroid. But it ... Read More

MAY

Shine Mountain

Shine Mountain

By Julie Hunt

On his deathbed, Ellie's pop reveals a secret - a magical button-box. It's a musical instrument from ... Read More

Stone Girl

Stone Girl

By Eleni Hale

A heartbreaking novel of raw survival and hope, and the children society likes to forget. A stunning ... Read More

Lifel1k3

Lifel1k3

By Jay Kristoff

On an island junkyard beneath a sky that glows with radiation, a deadly secret lies buried in the sc ... Read More

Finding Kerra

Finding Kerra

By Rosanne Hawke

It’s been six months since Jaime Richards’ best friend died. Everyone still gives the incident a wid ... Read More

I Was Born for This

I Was Born for This

By Alice Oseman

The third novel from the phenomenally talented Alice Oseman – one of the most talked about YA writer ... Read More

The Things We Can’t Undo

The Things We Can’t Undo

By Gabrielle Reid

There’s no backspace key for life’s decisions. Samantha and Dylan are in love – everyone knows it. S ... Read More

The Smoke Thieves

The Smoke Thieves

By Sally Green

A princess, a traitor, a soldier, a hunter and a thief. Five teenagers with the fate of the world in ... Read More

APRIL

Neverland

Neverland

By Margot McGovern

After doing herself near-fatal harm, Kit has returned to her island home. But it's a place she hardl ... Read More

Small Spaces

Small Spaces

By Sarah Epstein

“We don’t pick and choose what to be afraid of. Our fears pick us.” Tash Carmody has been traumatise ... Read More

I Am Sasha

I Am Sasha

By Anita Selzer

It is German-occupied Poland in 1942 and Jewish lives are at risk. Nazi soldiers order young boys to ... Read More

Paris Syndrome

Paris Syndrome

By Lisa Walker

Can romance only be found in Paris, the city of love? Happiness (Happy) Glass has been a loner since ... Read More

Waterhole

Waterhole

By Fiona Bell

Sixteen-year-old Sunny Maguire is dreading the school holidays. She used to love visiting her grandm ... Read More

Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia

Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia

By Anita Heiss

Childhood stories of family, country and belonging. What is it like to grow up Aboriginal in Austral ... Read More

Munmun

Munmun

By Jesse Andrews

In an alternate reality a lot like our world, every person's physical size is directly proportional ... Read More

Stratification

Stratification

By Ilsa Evans

In 2023, with global conflict escalating, a paranoid billionaire develops a force field designed to ... Read More

Living Voice

Living Voice

By Karen West

Stephanie Conner is sixteen when she learns that her mother is in urgent need of a heart transplant. ... Read More

MARCH

Missing

Missing

By Sue Whiting

What do you hope for when there is no hope? In search of this answer, award-winning Australian autho ... Read More

Lyla: Through My Eyes

Lyla: Through My Eyes

By Fleur Beale and Edited by Lyn White

Lyla has just started her second year of high school when a magnitude 6.3 earthquake shakes Christch ... Read More

White Night

White Night

By Ellie Marney

In Bo Mitchell's country town, a 'White Night' light-show event has the potential to raise vital fun ... Read More

Lucy’s Dawn

Lucy’s Dawn

By Juliet Blair

Today has been the most important day of my life. I still don’t know whether to laugh or cry. This i ... Read More

P is for Pearl

P is for Pearl

By Eliza Henry Jones

Seventeen-year-old Gwendolyn P. Pearson has become very good at not thinking about the awful things ... Read More

If I Tell You

If I Tell You

By Alicia Tuckerman

What if the secret is more damaging than the lie? I never planned on falling in love in Two Creeks, ... Read More

FEBRUARY

Between Us

Between Us

By Clare Atkins

Is it possible for two very different teenagers to fall in love despite high barbed-wire fences and ... Read More

Grace on the Court

Grace on the Court

By Maddy Proud

Things were simple for netball nerd Grace Parker at primary school. She was captain of her school te ... Read More

The Cruel Prince

The Cruel Prince

By Holly Black

Of course I want to be like them. They're beautiful as blades forged in some divine fire. They will ... Read More

The Centre of My Everything

The Centre of My Everything

By Allayne L. Webster

Justin's back, and wants to put the past behind him. Corey's a footy hero and high-school dropout wh ... Read More

Indigo Blue

Indigo Blue

By Jessica Watson

Alex feels like a fish out of water in her new hometown - the sleepy little lakeside village of Bore ... Read More

The Harper Effect

The Harper Effect

By Taryn Bashford

Harper Hunter doesn't know how it came to this. Her tennis dreams are collapsing: her coach says she ... Read More

Australia’s Great War 1918

Australia’s Great War 1918

By Libby Gleeson

The planes kept flying low above them. They were dropping bombs and the noise drowned out all other ... Read More

Zenith

Zenith

By Sasha Alsberg
Illustrated by Lindsay Cummings

YA Sci-Fi featuring an all-girl spaceship crew taking control and showing the boy's how it's done, w ... Read More

Everless

Everless

By Sara Holland

Time is a prison. She is the key. Packed with danger, temptation and desire - a perfect read for fan ... Read More