West Australian Young Readers’ Book Awards 2021

Published on Wednesday, 2 June 2021 at 11:29:10 AM

WAYRBA is a readers’ choice award for young readers. It is divided into three categories – Younger Readers, Picture Books and Older Readers – with children nominating their favourite books of the year through their library.

A committee then draws up a shortlist based on the nominations, and young people are asked to read titles on the lists and evaluate them as terrific, good, okay or not for me.

Voting is open now for Western Australian students to choose their favourite books, which they can do online or at their library.

 Pig the Blob by Aaron Blabey *
Twelve Days of Kindness by Cori Brooke * and Fiona Burrows (illustrator) **
Littlelight by Kelly Canby **
Dharma the Llama by Matt Cosgrove *
Along Came a Different by Tom McLaughlin
Give Me Back My Bones by Kim Norman
I Go Quiet by David Ouimet
Ravi’s Roar by Tom Percival
A Mouse Called Julian by Joe Todd-Stanton
Beast Feast by Emma Yarlett

Dawn of the Underlord by Aaron Blabey *
Playing Up by Tim Cahill *
What’s That in Dog Years? by Ben Davis
Ninja Giants by Anh Do *
The Storm Keeper’s Island by Catherine Doyle
The 130-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths * and Terry Denton *
Fish Kid and the Mega Manta Ray by Kylie Howarth **
Shouting at the Rain by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
White Fox by Chen Jiatong
Maddie in the Middle by Julia Lawrinson **
The House on Hoarder Hill by Mikki Lish and Kelly Ngai
The Land of Roar by Jenny McLachlan
Hotel Flamingo by Alex Milway
Here in the Real World by Sara Pennypacker
The Lost Heir (graphic novel) by Tui T. Sutherland and Mike Holmes
Slime by David Walliams
Stargazing by Jen Wang


*Australian author

** WA author

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