|Author:||A. J. Betts|
|Awards:||AWARDS FOR HIVE: Shortlisted for the Australian Book Industry Awards 2019; Shortlisted for the Indie Book Awards 2019; Children's Book Council of Australia Notable Book 2019|
There was no going back; there was no choice, anymore. I'd chosen out and this was it: hot-cold, dry-wet, bright-dark and lonely.
Hayley has gone rogue. She's left everything she's ever known - her friends, her bees, her whole world - all because her curiosity was too big ... read more
Ally Queen, aged fifteen, is the new kid in a very small town. Uprooted from her comfortable city life and dumped in 'hicksville' she's trying to find her place amongst the bogans, the surfies and the spinach-munching hippies. Life is tough when your closest friend is mil... read more
Sixteen-year-old Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. As the daughter of an underground hip hop legend who died right before he hit big, Bri’s got massive shoes to fill. But when her first song goes viral for all the wrong reasons, Bri finds herself at the... read more
An emotional tale of identity, sexuality and suicide derived from personal experience about three teenage boys who struggle to come to terms with their homosexuality in a small Western Australian town. On the surface, nerd Zeke, punk Charlie and footy wannabe Hammer look like th... read more
The south-west coast is the kind of place where people escape to. Unless you have lived there all your life, in which case, you long to get away. Rosie, a young journalist working for an ambulance-chasing editor, and Cray, a mineworker, chuck in their jobs for a sea change in Margaret River.
Australians eat 150 million packets of instant noodles every year - that's about 7 packets each. But Joel is a teenager who goes to extremes, and 90 packets may not be enough.Joel and Craggs are in it together. They drink booze together, they flirt with petty theft t... read more
When thirteen-year-old Samantha moves to a new town, she decides to reinvent herself. She wants to be called SJ now. She's going to be cool and mysterious. But above all, she's going to pretend to be healthy. SJ suffers from chronic eczema and allergies - she's sick of doctors' appoi... read more
|Reading Level:||8 Kids Middle Readers|
Maddie Lee is in year six, and she feels ordinary and dull. Her best and oldest friend Katy is head counsellor and aiming at an academic scholarship. Maddie doesn't have anything that is hers, anything that is special. Enter a mysterious new girl, Samara. Samara is pretty, ca... read more
Sixteen-year-old Nate McKee is doing his best to be invisible. He's worried about a lot of things--how his dad treats Nance and his twin half-brothers; the hydro crop growing in his bedroom; the way his friend Merrick always drags him into fights. And he has never... read more
Everyone has scars. Some are just easier to see ... 16-year-old Ava Lee is heading back to school one year after a house fire left her severely disfigured. She's used to the names, the stares, the discomfort, but there's one name she hates most of all: Survivor. What do you ca... read more
|Author:||Ambelin Kwaymullina; Ezekiel Kwaymullina|
|Awards:||Shortlisted ABIA Book of the Year for Older Children - 2019|
An extraordinary thriller, told from the perspective of two Aboriginal protagonists, which weaves together themes of grief, colonial history, violence, love and family.
Nothing's been the same for Beth Teller since she died. Her dad, a detective, is the only one wh... read more