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Find new titles, award winners and nominees plus some all time favourites.

Inky Awards Shortlist 2016

The following items have been longlisted for The Inky Awards.  The Inky Awards recognise high-quality young adult literature - as chosen by teens.  There are two awards: the Gold Inky Award for an Australian book, and the Silver Inky Award for an international book. 

Gold Inky Winner 2016

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Gold Inky Shortlist 2016

The Flywheel by Erin Gough
Sister Heart by Sally Morgan
Green Valentine by Lili Wilkinson
Cloudwish by Fiona Wood

Silver Inky Winner 2016

I'll Give You the Sun by Judy Nelson

Silver Inky Shortlist 2016

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertelli
The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness
The Marvels by Brian Selznick
Made You Up by Francesca Zappia


To view the Long List for 2017, visit Inside a Dog.


Children's Book Council Australia

In 1946 the CBCA established annual book awards to promote children's books of high literary and artistic quality. These awards are now the most influential and highly respected in Australia.

Book of the Year: Older Readers

Cloudwish by Fiona Wood (Winner)
A Single Stone by Meg McKinlay (Honours)
Inbetween Days by Vikki Wakefield (Honours)

Book of the Year: Younger Readers

Soon by Morris Gleitzman (Winner)
Sister Heart by Sally Morgan (Honours)
Shadows of the Master by Emily Rodda (Honours)


To view the Notable list for 2017, visit Children's Book Council Australia.


Reading Matters

YA Books Central

Check out and review the latest young adult literature. Add your opinions, join a bookclub or discuss with other like minded people.

Inside a dog

Brought to you by the State Library of Victoria, read, blog and discuss young adult literature that matters to you.

Read it! Loved it!

Helping boys and girls aged 10+ consistently find great books to read and love.


Local YA blogger.

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