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Shortlist – Book of the Year : Older Readers

Date Published: 22/04/2017
Source : CBCA website

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Book cover of Waer by Meg Caddy

Waer by Meg Caddy

As night fell, something stirred the darkness. Birds shrieked, rising into the air as the peace cracked and fell apart.


Book cover of Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley

Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley

This is a love story…It’s the story of Henry Jones and Rachel Sweetie. They were best friends once, before Rachel moved to the sea.


Book cover of Yellow by Megan Jacobson

Yellow by Megan Jacobson

Kirra and the ghost make a pact. She’ll prove who murdered him almost twenty years ago if he makes her popular, gets her parents back together, and promises not to haunt her.


Book cover of The Bone Sparrow by Zana Fraillon

The Bone Sparrow by Zana Fraillon

Subhi is a refugee. Born in an Australian permanent detention center after his mother and sister fled the violence of a distant homeland, Subhi has only ever known life behind the fences.


Book cover of Frankie by Shivaun Plozza

Frankie by Shivaun Plozza

Frankie Vega is angry…and her search for the truth might change her life or cost her everything.


Book cover of One Would Think the Deep by Claire Zorn

One Would Think The Deep by Claire Zorn

It’s 1997 and seventeen-year-old Sam is mourning the sudden loss of his mum …


Complete CBCA Short List 2017

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