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Inky Awards Shortlist 2017

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 Shortlist 2017

Frankie by Shivaun Plozza
My Sister Rosa by Justine Larbalestier
One Would Think the Deep by Claire Zorn
The Bone Sparrow by Zana Fraillon
Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley

Silver Inky Shortlist 2017

Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven
Radio Silence by Alice Oseman
Salt to the Sea
by Ruta Sepetys
The Sun is Also a Star
by Nicola Yoon
You Know Me Well
by Nina LaCour & David Levithan


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 - 2017

One Would Think the Deep by Claire Zorn
The Bone Sparrow
by Zana Fraillon
Words in Deep Blue
by Cath Crowley 

Book of the Year: Younger Readers - 2017

Rockhopping by Trace Balla (Winner)
Dragonfly Song by Wendy Orr (Honours)
Captain Jimmy Cook discovers third grade by Kate and Jol Temple (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.


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